A Trip To Cotswold Lavender Fields
One of the perks of living in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the abundance of spectacular natural scenery on our doorstep! Often we will be driving and I’ll shout ‘Stop the Car!’ – and we will get some gorgeous snaps in a wheat field or patch of wildflowers, but one place that I discovered thanks to good old Instagram is the Cotswold Lavender Fields. Who needs a trip to Provence when such spectacular scenery is just a short drive away!
The entry is affordable, and you an bring a picnic or enjoy some treats from the pop up cafe in the lavender fields – and there is PLENTY of space for social distancing! We arrived at around 3.30pm on a Monday (closing time is 5pm) and it was still pretty busy, so I’d definitely recommend going on a week day, and be prepared to wait in a short queue.
Practical footwear is key – the terrain is bumpy but you can absolutely stick to the grass paths unless you want that iconic photo where you’re surrounded by a sea of purple. I wore my Pretty Ballerina flat shoes; easy to slip on and off, and no risk of a overturned ankle in my heels!
I opted for a white linen wrap dress from & Other Stories as a pretty and yet not too OTT outfit for exploring the lavender fields, and unsurprisingly, a straw hat (old from Mango, but similar here) and my relaxed woven bag.
If you’re planning a day trip here, be sure to check @cotswoldlavendar on instagram first, to make sure the fields haven’t been entirely harvested!
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