Sunday, 5 August 2018

The Cotswolds: The Old Mill

After a walk back from Upper Slaughter, in temperatures approaching 30C (way too hot for this English rose!) I was glad to stop at The Old Mill, a former corn mill, in Lower Slaughter. It has an attractive tea garden at the back, overlooking the river and a shop selling gifts, crafts and ice cream. It was a working flour mill until 1958, and is really the only obvious tourist outlet in either of the Slaughters, apart from holiday lets and hotels. 

Round the bend of the river, a wide, shallow area by the ford made a cool paddling pool for horses and children alike. I was tempted to join them!... but I was far too busy photographing the pretty cottage gardens with their traditional hollyhocks.


  1. Again, one of my favorite places!

  2. Once upon a time, a very long time ago a delightful pensioner in Stow on the Wold cut my teenage hair for a silver sixpence. There were few sixpences about. Most had been put in Christmas puddings and swallowed whole.....

  3. I love the pic with the horse in the water!

  4. Lovely photos. The one with the horse is special.


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