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  • "...thank you for such a splendid day in the Cotswolds"
    A.F. - Utah
  • "Thank you for a fabulous tour - you are a brilliant guide - we love you !"
    B & N - Tennessee
  • "... a thousand thanks for showing us around in your wonderful and beautiful country!"
    JL - Flanders, Belgium
  • "... the Cotswold villages and the vistas were spectacular. The pub lunch was delicious and the atmosphere one of a kind"
    N & B A - California
  • "WOW!!! What a way for a Yank to see France!!! Having one of our old Allies the Brits showing the way!!!"
    WC & PC - Alabama
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    SM - Philipines
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    Mike & Jane McCool, Front Royal, VA
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Rob Little’s Blog – musings of an English / British Tour Guide where I not only vent about things that “get my goat” but, also, publish lovely photos and eccentric stories about “this Sceptered Isle”!

Black a Tor Copse…..a walk !
Saturday, 8th August 2020

Black-a-Tor Copse is a fantastic example of a high altitude oak woodland and is the highest natural oak wood in the British Isles. Its not far from Okehampton and accessed close to the Meldon Reservoir

We decided to take a walk across Dartmoor to this piece of woodland back in May 2012 – we were having an “away-weekend” !

The ancient, stunted trees are draped with lichen and grow out from between moss and lichen covered granite boulders in this unique clean air woodland.

Its a walk of about an hour and a half from the car park near the dam of Meldon Reservoir and you can walk on mostly good paths although it can get a little boggy even on a dry day. Walking alongside the little river is beautiful. We saw hardly anyone else along the way and had the copse to ourselves.

If you are wondering why I have Bev carrying everything….I was sick at the time…..thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it !

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

KKK in England…..? 🤬🤬🤬
Friday, 7th August 2020

Nooooo !

Just a bit of “social distancing” on our visit to see Mother !

🥴

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Hiroshima…..75 years on
Thursday, 6th August 2020

…..let’s hope we don’t have to commemorate a third or more bombing some time in the future?

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Media interviews with the President have had the tone of “A warm bath rather than a bracing shower”…..until now?

It took the interview with Jonathan Swan on HBO for Trump to experience the kind of aggressive interview our leaders in Europe are familiar with.

And that turned into the proverbial “car crash” with The President’s lack of knowledge about just about everything, unraveling.

And Chris Wallace – ironically from The President’s favourite channel was tough too.

The writing is on the wall, it seems?

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

“Fake News” – The President is at it again…..

Children are immune from corona virus”…..”

Wish they were?

Facebook and Twitter decided to take that down…..

FAKE NEWS.….Mr Trump…..sadly

👌

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Woodchester Park and Mansion near Stroud, Gloucestershire…..a walk !
Wednesday, 5th August 2020

We decided to take a walk down through Woodchester Park between Nympsfield and Nailsworth in the Stroud area of Gloucestershire.

The walk is about 4 miles and we didn’t fancy walking both ways so we decided to leave one car in Nailsworth (that was ok in theory but finding somewhere to park legally for a few hours is difficult in Nailsworth) and take the other to Nympfield to the National Trust carpark.

It was a wonderful walk, largely through forest but past pasture as well and the impressive but unfinished Woodchester Mansion!

When we were walking there was some dispute as to whether the animals were sheep or goats? Certainly there were some sheep there but I think the animals with horns were goats but I’m not certain about that? Maybe someone can help me?

Beautiful walk through the trees although I didn’t feel like we really got close enough to the lakes?

Also, at the end, we had assumed we would exit into Park Lane but the road is blocked with gates – I am unsure if Park Lane is a public “maintained” road or not?

Anyway if you want to subject yourself to four miles of uneven ground on a warm day…..enjoy !!

🤣

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

“The early bird catches the worm…..”

Seagulls !

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

OMG….HBO…..😮 😮 😮 😮 😮
Tuesday, 4th August 2020

My mouth was open so wide three wasps flew in…..

😮

About half of you will think he’s marvelous…..

👌

Rob Little
Well you voted for him…..
Let’s Tour England !

Some photos taken near Tetbury while I wrote up the route for our new moped run…..
Monday, 3rd August 2020

I am now a route master for the old boys moped run…..

This is a very scenic run…..gorgeous. Hopefully not too distracting for the riders.

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !

Hazleton Farm near Calcot Manor

Near Kingscote

Newington Church

Newington Farm buildings

Newington

Newington

Ashley

Near Rodmarton

Near Cherington

Congrats to the Astronauts, NASA, SpaceX and Elon Musk…..
Sunday, 2nd August 2020

…..he must be. Very happy and relieved guy!

Rob Little
Tour Guide…..
Let’s Tour England !