Cotswold Way Old Sodbury to Alderley

Today we walked from Alderley, near Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury, about 8.5 miles of quite easy walking.

Mostly we are walking south to north on this years half of the Cotswold Way but today we decided to reverse direction so that we finished the day at a pub, The Dog.

Lots of walking along the edge of fields today as well as a few historical sites. First was the Somerset monument. A tribute to General Somerset who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This is a tower almost 100 feet high. Very impressive.

This was followed by 2 Iron Age hill forts as we approached Old Sodbury. Not a lot to see except lots of earthworks but considering they were both over 2000 years old it was perhaps not surprising.

Tomorrow we walk to Dursley and then finish on Saturday near Stroud, hopefully in time to watch the FA Cup Final somewhere!

Somerset monumentIMG_20170525_180748

Shapely Sycamore


Lower Sodbury hill fort


Lots of Buttercups, and Jan and Al


A modern folly built for Swallows and Owls to nest in on the slopes of Horton hill fort


Somerset monument