Think of the Cotswolds and immediately you think of villages, stone walls, towns and small streams, and woodland. “Wold” means rolling hills and countryside. “Cots” is an Anglo-Saxon word for sheep enclosure, thus putting the two together becomes rolling hills where sheep are kept. However, the Domesday Book refers to an Anglo-Saxon Cheif named King Cod who ruled the area, which became known as “King Cod’s Weald land. Weald means woodland.