A Very Sheepish Cotswold Moment

08/02/2016 04:00 pm ET Updated Aug 03, 2017

Most Americans touring England go to the romantic Cotswolds -- rolling hills with quaint villages hidden in its ravines. The area is very popular with English hikers, but it seems that most American visitors barely get out of their cars. Every time I take an actual walk here -- even just 30 minutes from any road or trailhead -- I'm richly rewarded. Join me for a quiet moment on the Cotswold Way, where the soundtrack for my grand view is sheep pulling their dinner out of the turf. How do you best appreciate the Cotswolds -- or any other rambles in Britain?


This is Day 72 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Vienna, the Alps, the Low Countries, England, and beyond. Find more on my travel blog.

(This post originally appeared at blog.ricksteves.com/blog/cotswoldsheep.)