Slad, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
This tiny Cotswold village was immortalised by Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’, and most of the locations in the book are still recognisable today. The cottage where his family first lived when they came to Slad still stands by the lake, though it is not open to the public; their next home, with its lean-to kitchen, is now a listed building.
In a back room of the 300 year old Woolpack Inn is the seat in the corner where the author liked to sit and enjoy a pint or two, just across the road is the school he went to, and his grave is in the churchyard. Laurie Lee is honoured throughout the parish, with a bluebell wood dedicated to him, a 5 mile walk, The Laurie Lee Wildlife Way featuring ten poetry posts of his work, and the Museum in the Park in Stroud which details his life. A must for fans of this world-famous work.
All information correct at the time of writing