Just a short drive from The Old Mission Church in Paxford is the charming village of Willersey.
Set around a village green, Willersey is at the foot of the Cotswold Escarpment and is blessed with two pubs and 28 listed buildings, including the Grade 1 listed St.Peter's Church.
The pretty Bell Inn dates from the 17th Century and is located in the centre of the village opposite the village pond. There is seating outside on the green so it's a nice spot to watch the world go by while having a pint, or bite to eat before or after a walk. A favourite walk of ours takes you through the Church Yard, across the fields and up the side of the escarpment to Saintbury, where the medieval Church of St. Nicolas overlooks the valley. The Church dates back to the 13th Century, although the sundial is thought to be 11th Century. You can see and download the route on Kermoot.
Back in Willersey, if you like Classic Cars you'll be fascinated by H. J. Taylor, a timewarp garage next door to the Bell which has classic and vintage cars on display in the showroom.
There are many other walks in the area with the Cotswold Way passing through Saintbury and the 62-mile circular Donnington Way passing through Willersey.
Another 2 miles along the B4632 takes you to Broadway, one of the most famous Cotswold towns, and a great place to visit for shopping or eating out.