Robin Dale, Cotswold farmer and tour guide, will provide you ‘A Cotswold Day to Remember’. Robin, has advised HRH Prince Charles on the skill of hedgelaying and last year Robin was named 1 of 10 countryside champions by Prince Charles for hedgelaying skills.
On this unique tour, you will join Robin on his farm, home to his family for 80 years. You will have the chance to explore the ‘lay of the land’ and discover all the secrets of farming in the Cotswolds. You will have exclusive access to Robin’s private museum, where a range of pictures, fossils and historic farm machinery will be explained to you by your host.
The Cotswolds are famous for their ‘dry stone walls’ and Robin has built one especially for you. He will share the ancient craft with you and even give you the opportunity to place some stones yourselves. Robin will teach you the skill of hedgelaying and you’ll learn from the man who has helped HRH Prince Charles with his hedgelaying skills, and even have a go yourself. Not many tours offer you the chance to take part in creating Cotswold history!
Once your work is done, Robin will take you on a tour of the local area, where he will share his deep knowledge of the English countryside with you.
For us, of course, no unique tour would be complete without a private visit to an English manor house and a spot of tea and scones, so to end the day, you will be taken on an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a Jacobean mansion one of the finest in the Cotswolds. If it’s history you like the Manor’s walls have plenty of stories to tell and the local historian will tell all, such as when the King of England paid a visit to the house and where J.M. Barrie used to show of one of his party tricks.
Once you have finished, Robin will be waiting to transfer you back to your Cotswolds accommodation. This is truly a Cotswold day to remember!
This company is awesome, they are revitalising what can be done in the countryside and are bringing locals with stories to tell closer to mainstream tourism. We met local farmers, a bee-keeper, we learnt to stonewall, read unseen letters from Elizabeth I at a private castle and even had tea with the owner and gardener of a private Cotswold manor. Our 5 days in the Cotswolds was truly like no...
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