Monday, 7 July 2014

7th July 2014 Chipping Camden Cruise 56

Out with Graham today for a ride down to Chipping Campden in Gloucestershre. This should take us through Barford, Wellesbourne, Armscote, Newbold on Stour, Charingworth and into Chipping Campden. Took a shorter route back through Lower Quinton, Clifford Chambers, Stratford and Warwick. 

White Hart at Newbold

A section of the route took us onto the A3400 and through the village of Newbold on Stour.  The White Hart is a 16th century typical pub with oak beams, flagstone floors and a decent menu.

Orchard Lane Cafe Chipping

Situated in Chipping Campden at the Staratford end of the High Street, this shop and cafe is tucked down a little alley way and could be easily missed. Worth seeking out as they do nice cake and tea. Oh yes, they have a good range of knick knacks in the shop as well. Sat out the back in the sunshine, well worth the visit.

The Lygon Arms Hotel

Just liked this shot looking down into the courtyard of the Lygon Arms Hotel in the High Street at Chipping.

The Old Nick

Now a tourist information centre, the old Police Station door has a lot of character.  First used in 1871, Graham can remember using the place when he was a sergeant in a neighbouring town.

Back home from Chipping, we went through some real back lanes. Two places stick out for me, the wonderfully named hamlets of Hidcote Boyce and Hidcote Bartrim. Never heard of them before. Got home after getting soaked in Stratford by a sudden downpour and hailstorm, managed to shelter in a nearby Budgens shop. Finished the ride 57 miles better off.

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