Cotswolds Day Four: Stiles and A Tour Manager

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If you walk in the UK, you will eventually (sooner more likely than later) have to cross a stile. A stile provides an easy way to cross a fence and they are common in farmer's fields. The stile that Karalee is crossing is part of fence than was in the middle of a small forest.

We also opened cattle gates (be sure that you close them), walked through kissing gates (with a few pauses for real kisses), and seemed to travel through every type of opening that a farmer could imagine for their field. Many public footpaths in the UK are through farmers fields, so it is not surprising that there are so many different types of gates.

Sue Woodrow

We really enjoyed our five day walking tour. One reason that we enjoyed it so much was having a capable tour manager like Sue Woodrow. Sue looked after all of our hotel accommodations, meals, and all of those small travel details that make the difference between a nice and an excellent trip.

Every day, we packed our bags in the morning and delivered them to Sue. She then packed them all into the Wayfarers car and transported them to our next hotel. Around 11:30 in the morning, Sue met us with water, juice, and fruit for our morning break. In the afternoon, she met us again (even braving the wind as in the picture above at Broadway Tower) for our afternoon break. At the end of the day, we arrived at a new town and a new hotel, confident that a room, our luggage, and dinner was waiting for us thanks to the tour manager's efforts.

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