We went for 2 walks - first starting at Horsebridge and the second around Tytherley. As we mosyed slowly around the second we saw lots of unusually-shaped trees. Despite Tim's iPhone being sometimes in signal range, we couldn't work out what all of them were, but we suspect a type of Cypress and Elm. This was the most striking:


Near it is a church, which had this weather-vane atop its spire:


Why a rooster? The preacher on Sunday had just happened to explain this: its a reminder of Peter's denial of Christ. Yes, the same St.Peter who God then used to found the church, which is somewhat encouraging for this rest of us failure-prone followers of Christ.


The start and end of this walk was the Star Inn, Tytherley, where we had an excellent pint of Hidden Old Sarum bitter before an excellent meal.Many thanks to Tim and Ann for a great few days - good food, great company, and space to chill.Here are a few more pics from our gallery [picasa width="400" height="224" autoplay="0" showcaption="1"]http://picasaweb.google.com/thejgc/BristolViews[/picasa].

We then moved to the rather splendid Ranvilles Farm B&B as a basis for the rest of our tour. It's one of those old houses where nothing's quite straight or level, and shows the character of its cheerful owners (in this case huge cricket fans). Slightly bizarrely, our 16th century room had a wet room hidden in what looks like a cupboard in the corner of the room.

AuthorJonathan Clark