Visiting the Cotswolds Lavender Fields
I had a dream. To walk through the Cotswolds Lavender fields. To breathe in the soothing scent, listen to the sound of bee’s humming as they weave amongst the crop. The last time we visited the Cotswolds we saw Rapeseed Fields, this time the timing was just right, when the countryside was filled with a sea of purple. High on the hills overlooking Broadway and the Vale Evesham.
And so, for fear I’d miss out on a year without Lavender in my life, we made the short journey over to Snowshill, Broadway. It was the last part of our adventure in the Gloucestershire countryside. I was not disappointed, who could be – it was beautiful. I was head over heels in love. As we approached the farm the skyline was filled with purple buds dancing in the breeze. I may have let out a little squeal and a huge smile because we had made it.
You need to visit the Cotswold Lavender Fields. Be quick, you only have 3 weeks left. The season runs from mid June to early August. Fear not, if you can’t make the glorious trip over to the rolling hills of the Cotswold Countryside this year, there will always be next year. Next year I am making the trip with friends, enjoying a picnic and maybe even a stay over. See you there.
And here are my 5 tips for Visiting the Cotswolds Lavender Fields…
1. Arrive early for opening or visit on a weekday to avoid queues or disappoint, due to Covid-19 numbers are restricted
2. If you don’t like Bee’s walk around the edge of the fields as the lavender is filled with them so you might not enjoy walking through
3. Due to reduced services be sure to pack a picnic and enjoy them on one of the many benches
4. Explore, the lavender spreads over the hill so be sure to enjoy it all
5. Due to the remote location be sure to set your Sat Nav up in advance
And lastly don’t forget your camera and to call into Broadway for a stroll around one of our favourite villages. Where you’ll find gorgeous boutiques and the infamous Broadway Deli.