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.