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Yellow and black logo with bootprints and nameWinchcombe Way

68 km / 42 miles

The Winchcombe Way is a figure-of-eight trail centred on Winchcombe. The waymarked trail is designed to show walkers the hidden gems of the northern Cotswolds. The landscape is constantly changing and reveals the charm of the Cotswolds.

The eastern loop climbs out of Winchcombe and follows the Farmcote valley before entering Guiting Wood. From here it passes through quiet valleys and the tranquil villages of Cutsdean, Taddington and Snowshill. The route turns and follows the Cotswold escarpment through the villages of Buckland, Laverton and Stanton nestling at the bottom of the hill. The trail passes Stanway House and the restored watermill before passing Hailes Abbey on the return to Winchcombe.

The western loop ascends Langley Hill with splendid views before dropping down into Gretton and across to Alderton. From here the trail skirts around Dumbleton Hill with ever changing views before heading to Alstone. From Alstone the views ahead of wooded hills inspires one to climb Nottingham Hill and onto Cleeve Common. The vast common has rare plants and spectacular views before you head to Belas Knap long barrow and descend towards Winchcombe with fine views of Sudeley Castle and the surrounding countryside.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Yellow and black logo with bootprints and name
Yellow and black logo with bootprints and name
Challenging; Downland/Wolds; Heritage
Start and Finish
SP024282 - Abbey Terrace, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
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Winchcombe Way (Walkers are Welcome - Winchcombe - 2011)


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Ellenborough Park  (bookable online)
2 Km
25 Km
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33 Km

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Route Profile:

68.0 Km (42.3 miles)
1,477 m (4,846 ft) ascent
327 m (1,073 ft)  maximum height