Amy Walks: Salperton Circular

Following the success of our Naunton walk, Char, Laura, Naomi, and I met up in Salperton a couple of weeks ago for another countryside adventure.

Having managed to find parking for all four cars together, which was rather tricky, we set out into the heart of the village. We followed another Miles Without Stiles route from Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which were proving to be mostly successful – if you don’t count the start of mine and Nikki’s Mickleton walk!

There were two main things we loved about the route. First, it was incredibly quiet. We only saw two other people during our three hours there! The second was how we felt like we were deep in nature during the trek. There were crops undulating in the wind and landscapes of rolling fields as far as the eye could see. We felt completely away from everything and like we were breathing proper, full-on countryside fresh air. It was marvellous!

The route also took us through a very pretty wildflower meadow. It was the perfect spot to capture some pics of Remi, Char’s adorable dog; as well as some of the girls too. Keeping with our adventure theme, we even experienced two rainstorms! The second of which was near the end of our trail and became heavy quickly. After seeking shelter under trees, only to realise it didn’t help, we carried on towards the cars and got soaked! It was hilarious!

Our walk from Salperton was another brilliant one. We had a laugh and enjoyed that the route was different from that of Naunton. It also gave us another opportunity to do what we do best: planning. We’ve got plenty in the pipeline, including the Cotswold Lavender Fields and even an autumnal walk when the leaves change colour. Is it bad that I already can’t wait?!

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