Hey everyone, I am back with day two of my solo glamping trip which was a bit more eventful as I visited a local village which was called Bourton-on-the-Water and a local town called Stow-on-the-Wold. Before I headed to the local village I had some fruit and yogurt for breakfast outside on the picnic bench which was really nice as it was so quiet and peaceful. I really made sure to make the most of the mornings as most of the time it was sunny which made it even that more special. After breakfast, I jumped in the car and drove to the local village which was Bourton-on-the-Water. It was about a 20-minute drive from where I was staying and was quite an easy drive.
Bourton-on-the-Water is a very picturesque village and is well known. It was quite busy there as it was one of the main villages that people visit when they go to The Cotswolds. However, I still felt quite safe as I managed to stay a good distance away from people and I had a mask to put on when certain areas were a lot busier. When I first got there I had a walk around and took in all of the beautiful architecture. I loved the little stream that went through the village it is shallow enough for you to paddle in when the weather is warmer.
I then visited the Victorian Christmas Shop which is quite famous as well as there was a long queue to go inside. The shop itself isn’t that big so the owners limited how many people went inside and you were required to wear a mask inside. Although the shop was small I felt quite comfortable going inside as only about three people were allowed inside. I bought myself a Winnie The Pooh Christmas ornament which was so cute I couldn’t resist it as well as a decoration for the tree and one for my nan as well.
I then had a walk around some more of the village as it wasn’t big at all so you can easily walk around it all. I did want to visit The Model Village which is a 1930s scale replica of the village, however, it was quite a warm day and I didn’t want to wait around for a long time as it was a popular attraction so instead I headed back to my car to have an in-car picnic. I decided to make myself lunch most days to keep the costs down but also because I wasn’t so keen on eating out at lots of places because of covid. For lunch that day I had a ham and cheese sandwich, with some crisps, some tomatoes, an apple, and a bottle of water.
After lunch, I headed to Stow-on-the-Wold which is a town about 10 minutes from Bourton-on-the-Water. Stow-on-the-Wold was a lot quieter than Bourton-on-the-Water which was actually quite nice as you could explore the town without worrying about being too close to people. As soon as I got there I went to the post office as I had a package to send off and luckily there was a post office near to where I was staying. I then went to sit down in a pub for a diet coke as it was quite hot that day and I just needed a bit of time out of the sun. After, my little break I wandered around the town and looked in a few of the shops. There wasn’t too much to see but it was nice to look at the architecture as I do like to admire things like that. Before I headed back to my accommodation I popped into the Co-Op to pick up some supplies for dinner.
If you have been following me for a while then you will know that I love to collect postcards. I would love to compile them into a scrapbook one day and write beside them the date that I visited that location. As you can see I picked up three Christmas ornaments the Whinnie the Pooh one was for me, the hedgehog was for our family tree and then the ballerina was for my nan. When I got back to the little pod I just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.
Before it got dark I went on a walk to visit all of the animals which I sort of ended up doing daily as it was just nice to go and say hi to them. This time the cows were closer to the fence which I enjoyed as before they were on the other side of the field. Afterward, I made dinner and ate it outside before the sun went down. I then tidied up a bit because even though it is a small space it definitely got untidy each day. I enjoyed getting cosy during the evening and settling down to watch some TV or a film. As there was hardly any signal and the Wi-Fi was rubbish it actually meant that I watched things without any distractions.
Overall, I really enjoyed visiting both Bourton-on-the-Water & Stow-on-the-Wold they were both very picturesque and quaint. They were definitely the definition of The Cotswolds and I just found them really interesting to walk around as they both had so much history. If covid wasn’t a thing then I would have definitely eaten out a bit more but I just wanted to stay away from people as much as I could on this trip. You can read more of my travel blog posts here or if you want to learn more about The Cotswolds and where to stay when it’s safe to do so you can click here.