Moreton in Marsh

Tues 13th Feb 2018.

It was a rough night with strong winds and heavy rain and although at daybreak the wind had died down the rain continued to fall steadily so we had to don all our wet weather gear to walk to Moreton in Marsh which thankfully isn’t much more than 800m from the site.

Moreton in Marsh is a historic market town in north east Gloucestershire at the crossroads of the Roman Road “Fosse Way”. It is situated in a relatively low lying flat area surrounded by the Cotswold Hills.

It has a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, shops and a small supermarket, it has a weekly Tuesday market in the centre of town. The White Hart Hotel was used as a shelter by Charles 1st after the Battle of Marston Moor in 1664. We seem with our visits to National Trust properties to be following his trail.

Michelle waited outside the supermarket and was quickly surrounded by a group of teenage girls on a school trip making a fuss of Layla, I went inside and bought the makings of a chicken tikka masala for tea. We wandered around the market, a little depleted by the weather, and bought a few items we needed, we then went into a cafe for a welcoming hot drink.

After lunch in Homer we again donned our wet weather gear and went for another long walk which appears to have had the effect of sending all three of us to sleep with an afternoon siesta.

The TV has decided not to work so its back to the iPads for the evening entertainment with a modicum of wine to pass the time away.

The photos don’t do Moreton any justice, it is a pleasant pretty town and worth a visit.

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