Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland Landscape – Otmoor

What a gem we have in the Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland Landscape – Otmoor. Just a stones throw away from Diana’s B&B.

Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland Landscape - OtmoorSo all bird enthusiasts will want to head north to our Wetlands, rather than south to our colleges – or possibly both. But at Otmoor, bird enthusiasts will be in their element. Recently there have been sitings of a Whooper Swan, White Fronted Geese and Ringtail Harrier Hens and even Short-Eared Owls. Have a look on the RSPB Otmoor website – they even mention ‘Raptors’. Raptors – sounds like something out of ‘Jurassic Park’ – maybe they got rid of the Roman Legions! Roman Legions! What Roman Legions you might ask . Well read on but don’t quote me I don’t know how true it is 🙂 But then our birds are one of our legacies much older than our Roman Legions – birds were around during the dinosaur age, weren’t they?!

Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland LandscapeWhat is it like – Otmoor? Well it has been likened to the East Anglian Fens rather than to our traditional Oxfordshire landscape. Then there is this story I have heard – a local story of Roman Legions having tried to cross Otmoor sinking into the murky bog. How true that is I have never been able to find out – but a good story! But I wouldn’t be surprised with all that heavy gear they must have had.

Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland Landscape – Otmoor

Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland Landscape - OtmoorMaybe you won’t find Roman Legions, but peace and tranquility you will definitely find! You would never think that you are in the middle of the bottom of England with its urbanisation and patchwork organised landscape. The AA giving you details of lovely walks around Otmoor calls it ‘bewitching’. 

 

So, take some time out and visit our little gem of a wetland landscape. You can take in one day around the colleges and the next day over to Otmoor. A city break with a twist and see something different rather than the usual tourist trail of the Cotswolds and our river valley – Peace & Tranquility in a Wetland Landscape – Otmoor.

Diana