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Bourton-on-the-Water, a quaint and popular visitor site in the English Cotswolds, about 83 miles N.W. of London and 25 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The population is about 3300 with village located in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village straddles the River Windrush which is spanned by a series of low bridges. Many of the houses are traditional honey-coloured sourced from local Jurassic limestone.

Today’s small group hike covered part of the Ayrshire Coast Path in S.W. Scotland. Distance was about seven miles. The route was characterised by extensive sandy beaches. Golfing enthusiasts will be well aware of two famous golf courses: Royal Troon and Prestwick, both of which being classified as links courses with Prestwick being birthplace of the Open Championship.

Lower Slaughter is a village located in the English Cotswolds.There has been a settlement here for about 1000 years. The name derives from the Old English for ‘muddy place’.Character is due to the quaint limestone cottages lining the banks of the gentle flowing River Eye which is, effectively, the village’s main street.

Tucked away is a former water powered mill which is now a craft-centric visitor attraction.