Lower and Upper Slaughter that is!
Ride planned for the Saturday 14 June; 8am (ish) start from the Cricklade Town Hall.
Exact route to be defined on the day, but, up the A419, turning right and heading North along the A429 (Fosse Way), through to Bourton-on-the-Water and then taking a left to Lower Slaughter; then onto Upper Slaughter for a tea stop – errr as it turned out…no, couldn’t find a place to stop. Never mind.
Lower Slaughter – have been past this turning on numerous occasions, but never really knew what was lurking just away from the main road. What a treat!! Well worth a detour.
From here, headed out to Upper Slaughter and then onto Guiting Power. Got a little lost and ended up going past Sudeley Castle and into Winchcombe. Then out to Bishop’s Cleeve and Cheltenham.
At Cheltenham, we knew where we were this time, we followed the same route out as before. This time though, we stopped at the same tea stop, but afterwards, we turned left towards Andoversford, Ullenwood and Cirencester. Then back to Cricklade down the A419.
Sometimes it really is worth just heading out without any real plan. The Slaughters were a treat worth making. The whole journey was great and probably my favourite so far. There was a huge variety of roads and scenery to take in.
Total mileage was around 82; time taken approx 3 hours (including tea and photo stops).