We followed the old route of the Ridgeway up to its current path and on we tramped past farms where the farmer obviously had a sense of humour
And more rural sights and smells :). We passed a piggery where the field was like a little pig village with little pig houses and groups of pigs and piglets going about their piggy business.
The day was overcast but warm (ish) and although we had the occasional light shower we had no need to don our rain gear. The route is well marked and easy to follow so we made good time. We had checked the web yesterday for availability of an evening meal in the village and as there did not appear to be any we had stocked up on snacks so we would not go hungry. We left the Ridgeway to head towards our B&B about lunch time and headed down Blowing Stone Hill
to a little village
As luck would have it in the village below was a great little pub so we had a slap up lunch to make up for the possible lack of Dinner. Then to add to our fortune, when we went to pay we were told it was half price Monday... Bonus!
We then followed lanes through little villages.
Past fields of rape.
Paths through the fields
Then at some point we wandered into our 5th County: Oxfordshire