Monday, November 19, 2007

what I did at the weekend

Feel free to trawl through all the photographs of our weekend walk round Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge if you like, gawd bless yer, but if you can't summon up the energy, here's a whistle-stop tour of the main points of interest.
  • Stinchcombe Hill - home of Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club. Apparently a favourite course of Hollywood's leading stuttering English fop stereotype Hugh Grant. Also scene of minor acts of public disobedience by a local eccentric who, sadly, we didn't see on Saturday.
  • The Tyndale Monument at North Nibley - commemorating the life of scholar and pioneering Bible translator William Tyndale, a piece of work for which he was rewarded by being dragged off to Belgium, strangled and burnt at the stake. Strangled quite badly, one has to assume, otherwise the burning at the stake would be a bit pointless. I'm told there are 117 steps up to the top - I was going to count, but I forgot. And then forgot again on the way down.
  • The (now somewhat overgrown) hill fort at Brackenbury Ditches.
  • The charming New Inn at Waterley Bottom. We had to keep our visit pretty brief, but the pint of Cotleigh Tawny Owl was very nice.
  • The legendary Old Spot Inn in Dursley, home of the excellent Old Ric bitter from the Uley Brewery. So good, we had four! Each!

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