Eastleach is buried deep within the Cotswold hills. In this idyllic spot an old clapper bridge spans the river Leach, which feeds eventually into the upper Thames. With the birds singing high in the canopy of branches above and the rush of the trout stream under the bridge it was a joy to watch swans feeding in the crystal clear waters. Across the bridge an ancient standing stone beckons visitors into one of the prettiest and most unspoilt places in the country.

Watercolour Painting Project from Eastleach – Keble Bridge

Eastleach clapper bridge and swans

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I’ve recently discovered that in my collection os photo’s of Eastleach is a photograph of Keble bridge. Keble bridge is featured in a project in  David Bellamy‘s book Developing Your Watercolours. You can read about how I got on with that watercolour painting project and what I learned from it here>. Feel free to download any of these photo’s and use them to create, or mash together your own watercolor painting.

Photo’s of Eastleach


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These images are provided under the following Creative Commons licensing terms:  Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike – CC BY-NC-SA

Eastleach is also one of the locations featured in the Tip Tours project that I’m working on with best-selling author Joe St Clair, who shares his tip “Travel New Roads” with me in this video here: www.tiptours.co.uk/about/

Developing Your Watercolours by David Bellamy

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Next Steps

Please feel free to download any of these photo’s of Eastleach. I hope they inspire you to create your own watercolour painting to share with us here. Don’t forget to post links to your painting in the comments below so we can see what you’ve done – Many thanks