Morris DancersNext we visited both the Lower and Upper Slaughters. The word slaughter does not mean that a great massacre has taken place, but that it is a muddy place. Lower Slaughter had an interesting old disused water wheel powered mill. Driving through the rural countryside to the tiny hamlet of Guiting Power we came across a large group of young pheasants on the road side, probably reared for the hunting season.
Lower Slaughter Water Wheel
Cotswold Stone HousesBournton-on-the-Water was the prettiest of the villages we visited and had the River Windrush babbling through the centre, and Moreton-in-Marsh was our final destination. Honey coloured stone buildings are the trademark of the Cotswald villages and they all have their fair share of tea shops, antique shops and pubs.