Winchcombe in the news again

Winchcombe in the news again

The Daily Telegraph 9 Dec. 23 featured one of our walks as a good winters walk. Why not try out our 24 self-guided walks.

This is what they had to say.

Sudeley, Kenelm and Monk’s Hole

Route: Loop from Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (find the route here)

Duration: 4.75 miles (7.7km), 2.5-3 hours

You could spend a week – maybe all winter? – walking around wonderful Winchcombe. An official “Walkers are Welcome” town, it has trails leading every which way from its half-timbered, honey-stone centre. This loop is a vitalising taster, with history and hills aplenty. It first heads south to skirt magnificent Sudeley Castle before heading to St Kenelm’s Well, a miraculous spring linked to the 11th-century saint. Then it’s up to the ancient Salt Way for big Cotswold views and a visit to the Monk’s Hole: a brother, en route to Hailes Abbey, once died in a snowdrift here – take care! A strand of the Gloucestershire Way leads back to town, where the 15th-century Lion Inn awaits with roaring fires, fine Sunday lunches and dog-friendly rooms.