Encompassing not one but two of the most iconic destinations England has to offer, and timed perfectly at the most comfortable time of year temperature-wise for hiking (Americanism for what the English call "walking"), this program appealed to me most of all the Road Scholar offerings for its destination of the year, England. The combining of the Cotswolds with Cornwall made it irresistible to me since I had visited neither area despite many previous trips to England. With the addition of city tours in the university city of Oxford, the cathedral city of Wells, and the Roman spa city of Bath, the itinerary was perfectly suited to my interests. Only trouble is I am a fair weather hiker, and our days were visited by rain nearly half the time. So despite the stigma of not soldiering through the wind and wet with this hardy hiking group, especially on the cliff top coastal walks in Cornwall, I got my steps in by exploring villages and landscapes often used as sets in my favorite British TV series such as Father Brown and Doc Martin, not to mention PBS Masterpiece Theater's Poldark and Downton Abbey. One of my British-born neighbors at home was green with envy at my opportunity to see Kelmscott Manor where she's never been, and gardening friends were impressed with the photos I took in the Lost Gardens of Heligan when the entire group got rained out of the day's designated hike. A chance to see Tintagel Castle was enough to woo most of our group from setting out on the final day of hiking when the leaders dropped the majority us off at this British Heritage site. Our two hostelries were also iconic, one being the home of the famous "Pudding Club" and the other the former parsonage for Saint Julitta's church, used in the filming of Doc Martin's wedding. Altogether this program was a big hit in quenching this Anglophile's thirst for lifelong learning about British history & culture, despite her missing some of the "walking" it entailed!