Leckhampton Hillside - Center of the Cotswolds, full of wild orchids, rare wildflowers and plenty of dog walkers and cyclists.
guys doing guy stuff. This day was about a week before summer solstice 2022. The weather was perfect all day and all night. We decided to camp on Leckhampton hill. Jack had just got married and we were all in good spirits. We had a nice fire throughout the night and some mad views to look at if we wanted to wonder off at any point.
We stayed up all night and sat on the edge of the hill waiting for the sunrise. It was perfect, extremely warm, you could look at the sun for a few minutes whilst it was low and cold in the sky, and after experiencing the sin rise for an hour or so and giving thanks to everyone around etc. I wondered off up the hills and explored every little path and went off track too. I found tones of wild orchids and flowers I had never seen in my life. some of the most beautiful, plants just naturally sat there, and the land where I was walking seemed completely untouched by man for years. It was just wild and overrun by the animals and insects all around, I was right in the middle of the meadow smelling all the sweet smells, hearing all the types of buzzes wiz by, seeing the morning dew form and drip off of wild orchids and the sap from certain trees filled the air every now and then.
This is why I love the Cotswolds, It has a beauty that is to be discovered. on the surface it can seem like an ordinary park of the UK, but when you look more and have a bit of knowledge of what you are looking at then this environment shows you how alive nature really is, how it smells and how pure parts of it still are, there is wilderness its just at a smaller scale these days. look closer, get closer and be patient with the process.