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    Packing for the English climate

    by toonsarah Written Aug 1, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The Cotswolds are in the Heart of England, and as with everywhere in this country, one rule applies – pack for all weathers! So in summer take rain gear and sunscreen, an umbrella and a shady hat. You’ll want comfortable shoes whether walking in the villages or across the fields.

    Photo Equipment: This is a really photogenic part of the country, so expect to get through plenty of memory or film. Shops are relatively few and far between, and in the villages cater more to locals than tourists, so don’t count on being able to top up supplies here – bring what you need.

    Cottage in Minster Lovell Holy Trinity Church, Ascott under Wychwood

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    by zoe_c Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Take a rucksack to carry bits and pieces in, or a case if you're staying a few days.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take some comfy shoes to walk around town, especially if you're planning to sight-see.

    It tends to be either gorgeously sunny or raining, so bring a brolly!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: you can buy anything you want at boots or one of the other chemists. there's a late-opening chemist up woodstock road.

    Photo Equipment: bring a camera: you'll definitely want to take pics! but if you forget you can buy disposables in boots or newsagents.

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    by Plendil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Don't bring huge suitcases you may find it difficult to store them onboard. Collapsable canvas bags are best.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flat shoes with good sound rubber soles are best. No heels ladies, you will only end up breaking your neck or damaging the boat. Wet weather gear is essential plus a couple of thick jumpers may be necessary. Also a handy item to have with you is a nice warm hat and some non slip gloves.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Spare loo rolls!

    Photo Equipment: If you are hiring a boat, ask whether or not it has any electric power sockets so that you can recharge your camera's batteries. Most, but not all boats have a power system installed.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: It can be wet and cold so be prepared with warm clothes but on the other hand, it can be so hot as to be unbearable so a happy medium with clothing is a must.

    Miscellaneous: Make sure you know what linen is provided beforehand, things like bed linen, towels, tea towels etc. You may find you have to bring your own and therefore it will reduce your luggage allowance if travelling from abroad.

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    by Jaybers Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Whatever you can carry.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Aim for standard inland British climate - changeable, warm in Summer, cold and wet in Winter. Bring a good coat and a brolly.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything is pretty much available (though shops do shut on Sundays).

    Photo Equipment: As above.

    Miscellaneous: Be prepared to pay a fair bit for accommodation and eating out. Also, some of the colleges charge entry fees for tourists. Some won't let you in during exam periods so avoid the last few weeks of May if you really want to nose around all the colleges.

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    Wroxton Street Mary, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6QB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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