A wintry scene. Even the ducks were hiding.
As I wanted to do more steps on my Fitbit, it was a short car ride to the village of Bruern. There is a nature reserve where I thought there would be snowdrops. As I was muddy already I decided to walk along the road instead. I only saw 4 cars and 2 cyclists while I walked. The Cotswold Line runs through here between Charlbury and Kingham station. There is a level crossing but no station here now.
I did see the crossing gates close up and a train roar through but didn’t catch it on time with my camera.
The train starts at Hereford or Worcester and goes to London Paddington. Depending on which train you catch it can be a direct train that stops at Charlbury Oxford and Slough only. The slow train stops at most of the pretty Cotswold stations, Shipton under Wychwood, Finstock and Combe halt, but not so frequently these days. I feel miles away from London but it isn’t really. An hour and a half or so by train and you can be in a different world. The best is coming back from the city. Once past Oxford, the countryside opens out into fields and rolling hills and I know I’m almost home