Ignoring the weather forecast, and failing to check the traffic reports (with hindsight, a mistake), we set off for another tramp around the Cotswolds.
Lots of Spring lambs, all nearly old enough to play alone, but all running for Mum when the scary walkers got to close.
Along the Oxfordshire way, through ancient woodlands
Up a ladder and down the wall, through rape fields
Along another Roman road, then back up a final hill to Stonesfield and the car.
Home, with sun-kissed faces, and aching legs, in time to watch the heavens open and enjoy a rather beautiful double rainbow.
This walk http://www.oxfordshirecotswolds.org/dbimgs/Walk_AONBStep3.pdf
More or less, with a little bit of a longer loop around Blenheim to enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake, and with a slight short cut at the end to make it home before the school bus. Still, 9.5 miles in beautiful countryside, and mostly only ourselves within sight. Lovely.