Cotswold Way 7 – Stanton to Stanway

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – from Stanway to Shenberrow, and then back along the Cotswold Way through Stanton. The total distance is about 6km, fairly hilly with a few steepish sections, and several gates and stiles. Continue reading

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Cotswold Way 6 – Stanton and Shenberrow

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – from Stanton to Littleworth Wood and then back along the Cotswold Way through Shenberrow. The total distance is about 4km – with plenty to explore at Shenberrow. The path is steep in places, with a couple of gates and stiles, and one cattle-grid to navigate. Continue reading

Cotswold Way 5 – Snowshill

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – a circular walk starting in Snowshill that takes in a short stretch of the Cotswold Way from Manor Farm to Littleworth Wood. The total distance is around 5km or a little more – a few slopes but nothing too steep and only the occasional stile or swing gate to navigate. Much of the route is on hard tracks, although on a wet day there’s still plenty of mud and puddles to keep your wellies busy. Continue reading

Cotswold Way 4 – Broadway to Manor Farm

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – from Broadway up to Broadway Coppice and along the edge to Manor Farm, returning past St. Eadburgha’s church. The total distance is 5km – some tiny side-quests could lengthen this slightly and of course you can wander around Broadway as much as you like. The terrain is moderately steep, but not death-defying, and there are numerous stiles, swing-gates and steps to navigate. Continue reading

Cotswold Way 3 – Broadway Tower

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – from Broadway up to the tower, and back down via the Limestone Trail. The total distance for the walk is perhaps a bit over 5km, more if you take up any of the side-quests or decide to explore Broadway Tower or Fish Hill. The terrain is fairly challenging: there are some moderate to steep slopes both up and down, along with steps, stiles, swing-gates, fallen logs and more besides. Continue reading

Cotswold Way 2 – The Mile Drive and Fish Hill

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – the second stretch, beginning at Dover’s Hill. The total distance for the walk is around 6-7 km, depending on how you choose to return. The slopes are all fairly gentle, moderate in places, but there are a couple of swing-gates and stiles.

If that’s not enough for you, there is a half-mile walk around the Limestone Trail at Fish Hill – or an alternative, slightly more challenging route to try (with a couple of steeper sections). Continue reading

Cotswold Way 1 – Chipping Campden and Dover’s Hill

The Cotswold Way in bite-sized circular walks – the first stretch, beginning in Chipping Campden. The total distance for the basic walk is 3km, and the slopes are all fairly gentle, but there are a couple of swing-gates so not an ideal walk for those on wheels. There is plenty more optional walking (and clambering) to be had on Dover’s Hill and in the nearby Lynches Wood. Continue reading