We recently went away for a weekend in the Cotswolds for Harriet’s birthday. We ended up staying in the beautiful village of Blockley which provided a very central location for the walking we wanted to do and the places we wanted to visit.
Nestled on the side of a hill, Blockley is only a few miles from popular Cotswold spots such as Chipping Campden, Broadway and Moreton-in-Marsh. All of these are accessible by bus from Blockley and you could even get to Stratford-upon-Avon by public transport.
Historically, Blockley had a thriving silk industry; Blockley Brook that flows through the village powered 6 silk mills that employed about 600 people. Unfortunately, after 1860 when the levy on imported silk was removed, the industry began to decline.
We spent an hour or so walking around the village and admiring the scenery and the buildings made out of traditional honey-coloured Cotswold stone.
Hope you liked the pictures.
We will be going back to the Cotswolds soon to do more walking and sightseeing. We will start posting our adventures on the Cotswold way soon.
Make sure you have a look at our other visits to this beautiful part of the country such our days in Bourton-on-the-Water and Minchinhampton and our circular walk at Castle Combe and its surrounding villages.
Thanks for reading and keep exploring!
Adam & Harriet