Passing the Alms House you follow Church Street until it intersects with High Street.
Once on High Street, you encounter and pass through the famous Market Hall.
The Market Hall was built in 1627 by Sir Baptist Hicks, a prosperous Wool Merchant of that period.
Leaving Market Hall, you pause for a brief look at the typical honey-coloured limestone buildings
typical of the Cotswolds.
Then on down the street and eventually out of the center of Chipping Campden.
On the outskirts of Chipping Campden, you pause to admire "Little Orchard," the home of Graham Greene,
the prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer, and critic and his wife Vivien between 1931 and 1933.
Following the Cotswold Way, a 102-mile footpath and designated National Trail since 2007,
you enter the east end of the village of Broadway by passing through a sheep field.
Broadway has a wide main street lined with red chestnut trees and
honey-coloured Cotswold limestone buildings, many dating from the 16th century.
Often referred to as the "Jewel of the Cotswolds," Broadway is a center for arts and antiques...
and has a unique character all its own...
with tea rooms...
hotels and pubs...
all clustered near the expansive village green.
Then it's on to the small village of Upper Slaughter on a footpath beside the River Eye.
Upper Slaughter was identified by author Arthur Mee as one of 32 "Thankful Villages."
In Enchanted Land (1936), he wrote "that a Thankful Village was one which had lost no men in the Great War
because all those who left to serve came home again."
Although the village was subject to an air raid, it also lost no men in World War II,
an honor held by only 14 villages, known as the "Doubly Thankful Villages."
Climbing the hill and turning to the right, you encounter a sign reading "Flowers in Church."
St. Peter's is the quintessential country church complete with working bells and polished pews.
The church was renovated in 1877. During that renovation, much of the original fabric was re-used,
and the original plan of the medieval church was not greatly altered.
St. Peter's is lovingly decorated by local parishioners using flowers grown in their gardens.
And after taking time to admire the "Flowers in Church,"...
you move on to the nearby village of Lower Slaughter...
entering by walking on a small path beside the River Eye.
As in Upper Slaughter, the village of Lower Slaughter is situated on both banks of the River Eye.
Records exist showing that Lower Slaughter has been inhabited for over 1000 years.
Most of the 16th and 17th century homes in the village use Cotswold sandstone and are adorned
with mullioned windows and often with other embellishments such as projecting gables.
You pause to enjoy the profusion of blooming flowers...
in almost every yard.
You next cross a stone footbridge...
and turn left...
and pause again to view a 19th-century water mill with an undershot waterwheel and a chimney for additional steam power.
Behind the water mill, you turn onto a small path and pass through a gate...
which commemorates a visit by Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981.
You continue walking northwest out of the village, beside the now wider river.
Your one hour Cotswold Villages - Volume 1 Walk ends here beside the River Eye.
As a BONUS on your DVD* you get....
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"Timeless," a BONUS CHAPTER with a 13-minute featurette on the Cotswolds is also
included on this DVD! This featurette is accompanied by light classical music.
The featurette takes a closer and more intimate look at the quaint villages
in this beautiful area of the Cotswolds.
Renowned for their picture-postcard villages,
the Cotswolds are famous the world over.
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