We arrived on Sunday and got set up before the rain arrived. It rained all evening and overnight but we had a fine day on Christmas Eve. After walking into town and having a potter around a few of the shops we had a lovely lunch at The Bear Inn before returning to the site.
On Christmas Day we opened our presents (we opened the larger presents before we left home and took the smaller ones with us) and then had a walk in the park. Lunch was a Quorn and pickle sandwich followed by Christmas cake and mulled wine - perfect! The weather was fine and we had a good walk along rides and paths we'd not previously walked upon and only saw three other people all day!
Long Ride from Horse Guards towards Cirencester
Boxing Day was a bit misty as we headed into the Park again for another day's walking. We arrived just as the Boxing Day Hunt was about to start so it was far busier than the previous day. We heard the hunt for several hours, but didn't see any of the hounds or riders once they had left the Long Ride as they were on the outskirts of the park.
Start of the Boxing Day Hunt
After a very muddy walk (a lot of the tracks had been churned up by the horses) we headed back to Cali late afternoon.
Pitch 152 Cirencester Park
We had another lovely Christmas in Cali and spent plenty of time planning our next trip!
23-27 December 2018