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Self-Guided Walks (Updated, more choice and maps for 2013)

We have listed below some suggestions for short to 1/2 day walks and we advise you to use the OS 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure sheet 45 to accompany the walk

  1. Walk 1: Winchcombe to Sudeley Castle - approx 2 miles

    A short walk leaving the town from Vineyard Street to Sudeley Castle, leaving via Castle exit into Rushley Lane and on to the outskirts of Winchcombe. Follow riverside path to Castle Street and town centre.
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  2. Walk 2: Winchcombe to Farmcote and Hailes - approx 7.5 miles

    A walk with some steep sections earlier on up to the Salt Way where the route is level to Farmcote before dropping down to Hailes and returning along the Cotswold Way. Views of valleys, Malvern Hills and Vale of Evesham. Passing Hailes Abbey and Parish Church. Refreshments available at Hayles Fruit Farm.
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  3. Walk 3: Winchcombe to Langley Hill Millennium Carving - approx 4.5 miles

    A circular walk from Winchcombe to the Millennium wood carving on Langley Hill. Ever changing good views of all the surrounding hills, interesting wildlife if you are lucky and the wood carving.
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  4. Walk 4: Winchcombe to Stancombe - approx 2 miles

    A short, fairly flat circular walk from Winchcombe to the north east of the town through pastureland. Views of Winchcombe and the surrounding countryside before returning along the river or alternatively along Hailes Street.
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  5. Walk 5: Winchcombe to Belas Knap - approx 5 miles

    Leave the town via Vineyard Street and follow the Cotswold Way as it ascends to the Neolithic burial mound of Belas Knap. Return via Humblebee Cottages and Newmeadow Farm. Follow the quiet lane back to Winchcombe or alternatively via Sudeley Castle and Vineyard Street.
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  6. Walk 6: Winchcombe to Spoonley Villa - approx 5.5 miles

    A fairly level walk along the Sudeley valley passing Sudeley Castle to Spoonley Wood and the remains of a Roman villa. Pleasant views of hills and farmland.
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  7. Walk 7: Winchcombe to Toddington (circular) - approx 9.5 miles

    A walk on rising and falling paths above the attractive Isbourne valley to Toddington; returning near the restored steam railway then via the Winchcombe Way. Opportunity to use public transport back from Toddington. (No map at present).
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  8. Walk 8: To the source of the Isbourne and back - approx 7 miles

    A walk up the lower slopes of Cleeve Hill to the Washpool and the source of the Isbourne; return past Postlip Hall. Opportunity to go by bus to the summit of the road over Cleeve Hill. (No map at present).
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  9. Walk 9: Postlip Mill and River Isbourne - approx 4.25 miles

    The walk follows the Cotswold Way as it ascends towards Belas Knap before levelling off with good elevated views of the town and beyond towards Evesham. The walk descends to Postlip Mill before following the River Isbourne back to Winchcombe.
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  10. Walk 10: St Kenelm's Well - approx 4 miles

    A walk past Sudeley Castle and along the Wardens Way ascending the valley. The walk levels out before ascending to St Kenelms Well before returning along the Winchcombe Way back into Winchcombe.
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