The walk starts from Burford, one of the most picturesque Cotswold towns and takes you across fields, through woods and past a farm ...
... great sign, isn't it?
We stopped for a picnic, saw a buzzard and I got stung by a wasp. Naturally, I made a lot of fuss about this. Why does a wasp sting feel nothing like a sting and more like being punched hard?
One of the most beautiful parts of the walk is the wonderfully named Dean Bottom where we met these ladies ...
At the end of that line of trees you get the first glimpse of the highlight of this walk.
Yes, that's right, it's a church in the middle of a field. It was once part of a medieval village but now stands alone. This is St Oswald's which dates from the 12th Century and was once part of Gloucestershire, despite being firmly within the county of Oxfordshire.
Before going inside, we visit the grave of the Rector of my daughter's old college which we discovered our first time here. His epitaph reads 'A humanist, bon viveur and, above all, a wise and constant friend.'
Anyway, would you like to see inside the church?
It's a tiny building with early nineteenth century box pews, Roman mosaic underneath the flagstones and medieval wall paintings.
You can read more about St Oswald's in this guide which also has lots more pictures; it's really interesting so do have a look. Despite the fact that the church is only accessible on foot, services are still held here once a month (Sunday Evensong, Easter to October).
The rest of the walk could seem a bit of an anti-climax after that but luckily you walk alongside the River Windrush back into Burford which is lovely - I once saw a kingfisher here and always hope to see one again.
I do this walk in all seasons and there's always something new to see.
And now I must get back to work. I'll leave you with a glimpse of the crochet baby blanket I'm finishing off - pattern coming soon.