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Circle, top half white, bottom half greenWindrush Way

22 km / 14 miles

Linking the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe with the Oxfordshire Way at Bourton-on-the-Water the Windrush Way goes over the hills with only the remains of ‘lost’ medieval villages en route to the River Windrush in Bourton, whereas its sister route, the Warden's Way, winds through the villages.

Updated route description and sketch map are now available from Walkers are Welcome (Winchcombe) as a pdf download, link below.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Circle, top half white, bottom half green
Circle, top half white, bottom half green
AONB; Downland/Wolds; River
SP025283 - Winchcombe, Glos
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SP167207 - Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos
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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Garden view  (bookable online)
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22 Km

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GPS Exchange Format Route File
Leaflet - External PDF
MemoryMap Route file
Tracklogs Route file

Route Profile:

21.4 Km (13.3 miles)
373 m (1,224 ft) ascent
285 m (935 ft)  maximum height