My walk on Thursday was so nice with the expat ladies that Scott & I decided to enjoy the enjoyable weather over the weekend by exploring another English countryside walking trail. We attempted to take a 8 km walk around a little town called Henley-in-Arden. It is very close to Stratford-on-Avon (Shakespeare's home) but not nearly as large. While we did not encounter cows or sheep, we climbed our fair share of hills and crossed a few stiles to make the walk a bit more challenging.
We set out to follow along this walk: http://www.theaa.com/walks/henley-and-the-stratford-upon-avon-canal-421166, but somewhere along the way, we took a wrong turn. Luckily we continued on the Heart of England Trail which was clearly marked so we felt at least we would be able to get back to where we started! (http://www.heartofenglandway.org/index.php?f=data_the_routes&a=1) We had a nice view of the countryside and enjoyed spending the time together.
In a field of yellow dandelions and many other weeds....
A view from the top of one hill - the town of Henley-in-Arden in the distance.
Climbing over a stile along the path.
We returned to the town of Henley-in-Arden and walked along the town's High Street. When we saw this house, we had to stop for a photo. Let's just hope neither one of us end up there!!