DAY EIGHT

Couldn’t locate a place to stay directly on route at Duntisbourne and so walked for about two miles to the hamlet of Itlay where I lodged in this enticing bed and breakfast accommodation. This was very much a family home and possessed all of the trappings. I was extremely tired and fell asleep soon after arriving.

This is the view I received of the imposingly-titled Duntisbourne Rouse. A neat and tidy hamlet very much in control of things

Part of the Bathurst Estate, on the left, which impressed with its size. On the right, the pond at Pinbury Park. The Macmillan way leaves at this point, up to the left and over the hummock beyond the trees.

Sapperton Church spire down to the right. You come into Sapperton by the side of a telephone box that possesses a quaintly surreal feel to it.

Finally, after a most pleasing jaunt in Hailey woods, you rise to the Tunnel House Inn - a place recommended in the guide. Unfortunately, as you can see, when I got there the place was undergoing refurbishment, although the Barn, behind where this photograph was taken, was still open for business.

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