Circular Walks

Walk 1: Winchcombe to Sudeley Castle – approx 2 miles

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.

 

Walk 2: Winchcombe to Farmcote and Hailes – approx 7.5 miles

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.

 

Walk 3: Winchcombe to Langley Hill Millennium Carving – approx 4.5 miles

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.

 

Walk 4: Winchcombe to Stancombe – approx 2 miles

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.

 

Walk 5: Winchcombe to Belas Knap – approx 5 miles

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.

 

Walk 6: Winchcombe to Spoonley Villa – approx 5.5 miles

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.

 

Walk 7: Winchcombe to Toddington (circular) – approx 9.5 miles

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. 

 

Walk 8: To the source of the Isbourne and back – approx 6 miles

Walk 8: To the source of the Isbourne and back – approx 6 miles

 Walk up the lower slopes of Cleeve Hill to the Washpool and the source of the Isbourne; return past Postlip Hall.

 

Walk 9: Postlip Mill and River Isbourne – approx 4.25 miles

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.

 

Walk 10: St Kenelm’s Well – approx 4 miles

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.

 

Walk 11: Sudeley, Kenelm and Monk’s Hole – approx 4.75 miles

Walk 11: Sudeley, Kenelm and Monk’s Hole – approx 4.75 miles

A walk past Sudeley Castle to St Kenelm’s Well before ascending the valley to the Salt Way. Airy views before decending via the Gloucestershire Way to Winchcombe.

 

Walk 12: Three Hills Walk- approx 12.5 miles

Walk 12: Three Hills Walk- approx 12.5 miles

A route visiting the three hills of Langley, Nottingham and Cleeve. Visit the highest situated tree in the Cotswolds, a dew pond and Belas Knap. Best walked in clear weather.

 

Walk 15: Dunn’s Hill and Monk’s Hole – approx 4 miles

Walk 15: Dunn’s Hill and Monk’s Hole – approx 4 miles

A reasonably strenuous walk up the side of the valley to the Salt Way and north with good views before descending the Gloucestershire Way. Good views of Winchcombe, the railway and Toddington.

Walk 21: The ‘Julia Bradbury -Best walk with a view’ walk – 7.5 miles

Walk 21: The ‘Julia Bradbury -Best walk with a view’ walk – 7.5 miles

This linear walk was featured in 2016 on the ITV series “Best walks with a view’ presented by Julia Bradbury. A reasonably strenuous walk up to Belas Knap and Cleeve Common topograph with some great views.  This walk  has several sections of climbing and is best done in fine weather.

Walk 22: Sudeley valley walk – 8.25 miles

Walk 22: Sudeley valley walk – 8.25 miles

A circular walk following the Windrush Way along the Sudeley Valley to The Salt Way before returning via the Wardens Way with elevated views across the valley.