Days off recently, for some of us DisTIL’ers, have been used to complete our required 8 day walks for our BEL ( Basic Expedition Leader) qualification. Last Wednesday we headed not too far away to the “small town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in west Oxfordshire, England, about 18 miles west of Oxford, 22 miles southeast of Cheltenham and only about 2 miles from the Gloucestershire boundary”. It was a wonderfully sunny day and we made the most of it by walking through the lovely Cotswold hills.
|When Claire tells you to "just keep walking normally."|
Pooh sticks was a highlight of the day, mainly because I won – everyone else’s sticks got stuck, winner!
Beth then found a second unconventional friendship for the day in the form of a rock; taking great care of it up until she dropped it and split it in two. Immediate First Aid ensued involving a hair band and the friendship was restored.
We followed the edge of the Burford golf course and ended with some ice cream from Shake and Snack. We were blessed with amazing weather all day and learnt that to make a walk truly fun, you have to be truly random and make friends with inanimate objects.
Thanks for reading todays blog, look out for more posts next week!