The scene below is taken from one of my walks on Besbury Common - an easy 40 minute walk straight from the front door. The views across the Golden Valley (around Chalford) are beautiful. We are spoilt for choice regarding walks with lovely views, as there are loads of public footpaths (historically these were mill workers paths to get from where they lived, up on the hills, down to the mills, which were by the rivers, down in the valley).
If there are any soggy and miserable days this winter (and I'm sure there will be), I will curl up inside instead (after a brisk walk with Betsy) and document some of the walks so that my guests can enjoy the countryside around Minchinhampton, and also some of my favourite walks a bit further afield. The cats will keep me company, as they are usually tired out after their mouse-hunting exploits.