19.8km (12.3 miles)
OS Landranger 151; Explorer 45
5 out of 10.
A peaceful (anti-clockwise) circular walk with a choice of lunch stops.
This walk is recommended only for those who are (or are accompanied by someone) reasonably proficient at map reading.
Longer via Chipping Campden option
Extend the walk by 4.5km from (4) Paxford via Chipping Campden to (8) Broad Campden
Circular Walk Via Longborough (to the south west) option
18.5 km Circular walk back to Moreton-in-Marsh
This clockwise loop to the south west via Longborough is a little shorter. It shares the return leg of the main walk from Blockley onwards to Moreton.
Take the nearest train to 10:10am
Lunch is at the The Coach and Horses Inn, Longborough, GL56 0QU. T:01451 830325. Located 4.8km from the start of the walk.
There are also pubs in Blockley.
Trains go from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh, journey time 1 hour 38 minutes.
Suggested Train: For a later lunch take the train nearest to 8.50am Otherwise for an earlier lunch stop take the train nearest to 10.10 am from London Paddington station to Moreton-in-Marsh. Currently (May 2011) there is a 2 hour gap for the Mon - Sat train service between the train just after 8am and the one just after 10am, necessitating an early start (strongly advisable Oct - April) for the lunch at Broad Campden.
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Early lunchtime stop. The Churchill Arms, Paxford GL55 6XH T:01386 594000. Nouvelle Cuisine. Located 6.7km from the start of the walk.
The Bakers Arms, Broad Campden GL55 6UR. T:01386 840515. More traditional food. Located 10.1km from the start of the walk.
Later lunchtime stop. The Great Western Arms, Station Road, Blockley, GL56 9DT. T: 01386 700362
Many tea / supper options in Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Out: (not a train station)
Back: (not a train station)
|Map Walk||This walk requires an OS map and a compass or GPS for navigation. You can print out OS maps using the link above.|
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
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