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Broadway to Winchcombe

Wanderung · Cotswold
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  • Hill fort ramparts
    Hill fort ramparts
    Foto: Iain Grant, Macs Adventure

Take your time in the morning and enjoy picture-perfect linear High Street for Broadway before you ascend to Shenberrow Hill and the remains of an Iron Age settlement and into the quaint village of Stanton. Not far off from Stanton takes you to Stanway where the path ascends steeply above Wood Stanway to Beckbury Camp for good views over the surrounding countryside. From here you descend to Hailes Abbey and the gentle stroll into Winchcombe.

Strecke 19,4 km
6:00 h
422 hm
417 hm
300 hm
79 hm

After a bit of up and down between Broadway and Stanton you soon arrive at the hamlet of Church Stanway and the ornate gatehouse and tithe barn of Stanway House. From here there is a steep climb up to Stumps Cross and onto the Iron Age Hill Fort of Beckbury Camp for commanding views over the surrounding area. A short descent takes you down to the remains of the medieval Hailes Abbey then continuing over the fields and into Winchcombe. 


In the small hamlets of Church Stanway and Hailes, seek out Stanway House and the Tithe Barn as well as the ruins of Hailes Abbey. The stone monument passed on the walk supposedly marks the spot from which Thomas Cromwell watched its destruction.

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Aktualisierung: 19.10.2022
Höchster Punkt
300 m
Tiefster Punkt
79 m


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Russell's Fish & Chips
Hunters Tea Room
Broadway Deli
General Food & Drink Supplies - Broadway
The Broadway Hotel
Crown & Trumpet Inn
The Mount Inn Stanton
Stanway House
Hayles Fruit Farm
Food & Drink Supplies - Winchcombe
Food Fanatics Winchcombe
The Lion Inn
The Corner Cupboard



The only sections of the walk today, where you might encounter traffic, are leaving Stanton and entering Winchcombe. Care should also be taken crossing the main road at Stanway. There are a few climbs and descents which are not particularly steep but which might be tricky during or after wet weather.

The Cotswold Way is well marked so navigation should be easy. Look out for the acorn signs which are the National Trail markers.

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Points of Interest

Please see the interactive map for notable points of interest along the walk, including recommended pubs/restaurants and cafe stops.  Simply click the icons on the map for more information as you walk. 


Food and Drink

Broadway has a full range of facilities so be sure to stock up before you depart. Stanton is a small hamlet with just one pub and no shops. The only other opportunity on this walk for refreshments is the fruit farm near Hailes Abbey or on arrival in Winchcombe itself. Be sure to carry enough fluids and snacks with you


A packed lunch today is recommended. There is a fantastic pub called the Mount Inn, in Stanton but you may pass too early to be able to grab a bite to eat for lunch (please ensure you check its opening hours before you set off).

Post walk Drinks

The Lion Inn in Winchcombe. It's a favourite of the Macs Adventure team! 


Public Transport

The 606 Bus towards Cheltenham goes from Broadway to Winchcombe. Bus timetables change year on year and can be seasonal. Be sure to check   (the local operator who runs this service) for up-to-date timetables.

Please note that bus services may be affected by public bank holidays in the UK and in some cases may run a limited service or no service at all on weekends.

There are also useful websites to find when the next bus is due at or simply have a quick google search.


Recommended Local Taxi Services along the Cotswold Way

Northwick Private Hire (Chipping Campden Area): +44 (0) 1386 701 806

TDM Taxis (Broadway Area): +44 (0) 7919 160 630

Starline Taxi (Cheltenham/Charlton Kings Area): +44 (0) 1242 250 250

Galaxy Private Hire (Dursley/Painswick/Wotton-Under-Edge Area): +44 (0) 7796 545 261

V Cars (Wotton-Under-Edge Area): +44 (0) 1793 701 701


War memorial, Broadway (88 m)
OS Grid
SP 09515 37504
52.035861, -1.862698
52°02'09.1"N 1°51'45.7"W
30U 578012 5765637


War Memorial Cross, Winchcombe


*** To help you follow the route with confidence we have provided full written turn-by-turns to aid you on your walk from Broadway to Winchcombe. Whilst, the Cotswolds are waymarked it can be featureless and off the beaten path at some sections so we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should you wish to take paper copies with you. ***


DISCLAIMER: Please note, the distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the direct routes at the time of our pathfinder walking them (this excludes walking to/from your accommodation to the start/end point, or for example coming off the path for lunch). There may be some slight discrepancies/small diversions that make the distances slightly out compared to your own mapping software (Strava/Garmin/Apple Watch).


0.00 km – At the Broadway War Memorial, with your back to the road, TURN RIGHT and follow the pedestrianised pavement by the side of the green until you reach the tarmac road.

0.10 km – At the tarmac road TURN LEFT past a thatched cottage, pub and church.

0.30 km - Just past the Church TURN RIGHT onto the path signposted West End Lane and GO STRAIGHT ON over the stone bridge and across the field to a road.

0.80 km – At the tarmac road, cross over and GO STRAIGHT ON up the path signposted Cotswold Way. Ascend the steep slope up to the woods with Broadway Tower visible on the ridge to the left.

1.30 km – At the top of some wooden steps emerge from the wood and BEAR LEFT onto the waymarked path.

1.90 km – Arriving at a farm track TURN LEFT along the lane and GO STRAIGHT ON.

2.60 km – At a metal gate cross over the stile and GO STRAIGHT ON up the track through the farmyard signposted to Shenbarrow and Stanton.

2.90 km – Just before a metal gate across the track TURN RIGHT through a metal stile and GO STRAIGHT ON along the hillside to join a prominent track. BEAR LEFT keeping the hedge to the right and GO STRAIGHT ON for approx 2 km ascending Laverton Hill with magnificent views over the Vale of Evesham.

4.70 km – At the end of the track TURN RIGHT over a cattle grid and follow the gravel path signposted Cotswold Way.

5.50 km – Arriving at a small cottage, BEAR RIGHT through a gate and the old Iron Age fort ramparts, descending steeply down a narrow valley for approx 0.5 km.

6.00 km – At the bottom of the valley, cross the wooden stile and BEAR RIGHT down the grassy slope. Follow the wooden marker posts through the trees to reach a gravel road.

6.40 km – At the gravel, road TURN LEFT and GO STRAIGHT ON past the emergency phone box and down towards Stanton.

6.90 km – At a thatched cottage and tarmac road, TURN RIGHT then BEAR LEFT into the village past the old stone cross.

7.40 km – Arriving at the road junction and War Memorial Plaque on the wall on the right. Stand with your back to the war memorial plaque and the Cotswold Way signpost GO STRAIGHT ON along the main street towards Stanway. Go past the thatched cottage and the small village green then BEAR LEFT onto the signposted Bridleway.

7.40 km – Just before a wooden gate TURN RIGHT onto the footpath signposted to Stanway and GO STRAIGHT ON over a series of ridges and furrows( an ancient field cultivation system), to a wooden gate and bridge. GO STRAIGHT ON along the footpath for approx 0.5 km.

8.15 km – Arriving at a wooden gate, BEAR RIGHT across the field and GO STRAIGHT ON across several fields, for approx 1 km. Follow the prominent marker posts to reach a tarmac road.

9.30 km – At the tarmac road TURN LEFT (noting the thatched cricket pavilion opposite), and GO STRAIGHT ON passing the Medieval Tithe Barn, partly obscured on the left and Stanway Church.

9.70 km – Just past the church TURN LEFT by the old yew tree and follow the signposted path to Wood Stanway and the main road.

10.00 km – At the main road TURN LEFT then in 50 m TURN RIGHT, crossing the road with care, and GO STRAIGHT ON along the footpath signposted to Wood Stanway. (Again, noting the Ridge & Furrow field system on the left).

10.90 km – At the small tarmac road TURN LEFT past the buildings and GO STRAIGHT ON gradually uphill. BEAR RIGHT at the signposted track past the farm.

11.30 km – At a wooden stile BEAR RIGHT onto the path as it emerges onto an open hill slope and ascends gradually towards a wooded ridge. Extensive views of the surrounding countryside can now be seen.

11.80 km – At a wooden gate in a wall TURN RIGHT and GO STRAIGHT ON up the wooden steps, following the wooden marker posts uphill to the ridge. Go past the welcome seat to arrive at the main road at Stumps Cross. 

12.60 km – At the tarmac road TURN RIGHT by the stump of the old cross onto the waymarked track to Winchcombe and GO STRAIGHT ON for approx 1km.

13.50 km – At a track junction by a waymarker and No Tipping sign, TURN RIGHT into the open field. Follow the stone wall on your right around the edge of the field with panoramic views over the Vale of Evesham. (Note the ramparts of the Iron Age Hill Fort on your left as you pass through).

14.20 km- At the corner of the field TURN RIGHT through a wooden gate by a stone monument and descend down the slope. GO STRAIGHT ON diagonally across the open fields.

14.90 km – At the foot of the slope TURN RIGHT through a wooden gate onto the footpath signposted to Hailes Abbey and Winchcombe. GO STRAIGHT ON along the shaded path for approx 1km.

15.80 km – Arriving at a tarmac road TURN RIGHT along the road towards Hailes Abbey. However, should you require refreshments there is a café at the fruit farm to the left.

16.20 km – Just past the entrance to the Abbey and opposite the church, TURN LEFT through a wooden gate. GO STRAIGHT ON along the path signposted to Winchcombe passing some houses to a tarmac road

16.50 km – At the tarmac road TURN RIGHT, and then in 100 m TURN LEFT onto a waymarked track. GO STRAIGHT ON for approx 0.5 km.

17.00 km – At a wooden marker post TURN RIGHT off the track and onto a grassy footpath. GO STRAIGHT ON across the fields for approx 1km following the wooden marker posts towards Winchcombe.

18.10 km – At a wooden gate and footbridge, GO STRAIGHT ON, along a muddy track to the end.

18.60 km – At the end of Puck Pit Pane TURN LEFT along the main road towards Winchcombe. GO STRAIGHT ON along the main street and past the museum.

19.40 km – Arriving at the War Memorial you have reached the end of your walk.


*** This is the end of our Broadway to Winchcombe route. ***


OS Grid
SP 09515 37504
52.035861, -1.862698
52°02'09.1"N 1°51'45.7"W
30U 578012 5765637
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DISCLAIMER: Please note, the distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the direct routes at the time of our pathfinder walking them (this excludes walking to/from your accommodation to the start/end point, or for example coming off the path for lunch). There may be some slight discrepancies/small diversions that make the distances slightly out compared to your own mapping software (Strava/Garmin/Apple Watch).


Good comfortable boots or walking shoes are recommended. The ground can be quite soft and the paths are well used by walkers and riders. Whilst the terrain is not particularly difficult it can be muddy with some waterlogged stretches after heavy rain. Walking poles are an option if preferred. The British weather is changeable so waterproofs should also be carried just in case.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike/or if you have an older phone, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank as a backup.

There are limited options to buy food or water en route today (namely a pub in Stanton (check opening hours) and a small fruit farm shop) so be sure to bring enough water and snacks with you.

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300 hm
Tiefster Punkt
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