After lunch, we continued our hike through peaceful meadows to our hotel in Broadway, often referred to as the “Jewel of the Cotswolds” because of its archetypal rural beauty, along a wide grass-fringed street lined with ancient honey-colored limestone buildings, many dating back to the 16th century. We lodged for the night in the comfortable Broadway Hotel, which was originally built as a rural retreat for Abbots of Pershore in the 15th century. I was shown to my own private suite, at the end of the complex, overlooking the manicured lawn, with my own patio (ask for #19 if you have the opportunity to stay here!).
After checking into my room, I walked around the town to investigate the various shops, architecture, signage, and people-watch. As we found on most of our hiking so far, the English love their dogs and seem to take them everywhere.