Monday, 28 September 2015

Day 8 - Sat 26 Sept 2015 (Cold Ashton to Bath 10 miles)

After a nice previous evening at The Catherine Wheel, Marshfield we were in buoyant mood as we left the excellent Whiteways B&B on the A46 at 0915 for our final leg of the Cotswold Way Walk. Again the weather was kind to us as we made our way across  the green rolling fields with sheep and cattle. A climb up to Lansdown Hill saw us stop and read the plaque detailing the battle which took place in the very field back in July 1643 between the Royalists and Parliamentarians. At the other side of the field is a memorial which apparently is the oldest war memorial in the country.
We conintued and the path took us through Lansdown golf course before we swept around to Bath race course. At Prospect Stile (755ft) we had the very welcome and lovely views of Bath.
We had a few little ups and downs before reaching Weston and then walking the final descent into Bath, we passed the famous Lansdown crescent before reaching the official  finishing point at Bath Abbey at 1315.
We were all in fine fettle, pleased to have completed the walk and all very much having enjoyed the week.
As we enjoyed a celebrationary pint for completing the walk and to also celebrate Trevor's birthday Phil started yapping again so Dave finally put the ear defenders to good use which summed up the week as we laughed with aching feet........


  1. Glad to see you all made it in fine shape. Tom and I finished about 2:00 on Sunday with only a few blisters. You guys missed the race that finished on Sunday. 91 guys started the race at Chipping Campden and ran (and walked) the whole 102 miles in 36 hours or less. We left Cold Ashton at 9:00am and we were passed by at least 10 of the runners before we finished. I can tell you those guys were animals but they didn't look like they had as much fun as you guys did!

  2. Great Walk. Great company, thanks Team Jag Boys. - specifically, Dave for navigation, Vince for sourcing accommodation and The Blog, Trev for the comedy value and being a great roommate. Thanks to the Wardens for maintaining the paths and way markers so well. Thanks to all of the Landlords and Ladies for providing top class "fuel". Thanks to my beautiful wife Jenni and 3 daughters for letting me go. Looking forward to maybe West Highland Way, which hopefully by the time we do it we will have to travel abroad to do!!!

    Apologies for length of this message, "I just can't 'elp it!"

    Phil Buck - Team Jags Spokesman.