Length: 24.1 km (15.0 mi)
Ascent/Descent: 420 m
Net Walking Time: ca. 5 ½ hours
Toughness: 7 out of 10
or longer (via Dover’s Hill)
Length: 27.8 km (17.3 mi)
Ascent/Descent: 490 m
Net Walking Time: ca. 6 ½ hours
Toughness: 8 out of 10
or shorter (not via Chipping Campden)
Length: 19.9 km (12.3 mi)
Ascent/Descent: 370 m
Net Walking Time: ca. 4 ½ hours
Toughness: 6 out of 10
Take the 09.22 Worcester Foregate Street train from Paddington (09.38 Slough, 09.53 Reading, 10.23 Oxford), arriving Moreton-in-Marsh at 10.59.
From Ealing B’way: 09.05 to Slough (09.27). From NW London the 09.06 Oxford service from Marylebone (via Haddenham & Thame) may be a better option.
Return trains: 16.42, 17.45, 18.48, 19.47, 20.48 & 21.56.
A Cotswold Classic from the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, formerly map-led, but now (after a long gestation period) fully revised and written up (only the short version though, for now). It provides a fine introduction to the gentle rolling landscape of the Cotswolds and passes through some charming honey coloured villages for which the area is famous.
It is a peaceful anti-clockwise circular walk heading north from Moreton through the gentle foot hills of the Cotswolds visiting a number of pretty honey coloured villages, including Paxford, Broad Campden and Blockley. The morning route passes through some gently rolling fields before commencing a steady climb up a hill with lovely views then descending down to Broad Campden. The afternoon stretch again gently climbs up and follows the top edge of a picturesque valley for a spell before passing through a dramatic dip on the approach to Blockley.
Walk Options: From Broad Campden a map-based extension via Chipping Campden (24.1 km version) or onto Dover's Hill (27.8 km version) is possible. The latter is of course a stretch target to finish before darkness falls.
, walk directions
, height profile
and gpx/kml files
Lunch: Churchill Arms
(6.7 km/4.2 mi) or Bakers Arms
in Broad Campden
(10.1 km/6.3 mi, food to 14.00)
and several options in Chipping Campden. Tea:
a pub and a café (to 16.00) en route in Blockley
, loads of options in Moreton