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Charlton Kings to Seven Springs

Wanderung · Cotswold
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  • Dowdeswell woods
    Dowdeswell woods
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m 300 200 100 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Dowdeswell Wood & Reservoir. Hungry Horse Pub & Restaurant Lineover Woods General Food … Kings

Today’s walk starts with a short ascent to rejoin the Cotswold way before descending through Dowdeswell Woods. The route passes through Lineover Woods and out onto Wistley Hill before arriving at Seven Springs junction.

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Strecke 7,7 km
3:00 h
331 hm
207 hm
290 hm
85 hm

A short climb out of Charlton Kings rejoins the Cotswold Way to descend through Dowdeswell’s ancient beech woods to the busy A40. Crossing the road, the route ascends up through Lineover Wood, owned by the Woodland Trust. Finally emerging from the wood, the way opens out onto Ravensgate Common, then alongside Wistley Plantation, before descending to Seven Springs. The name derives from the disputed claim to be the source of the River Thames.

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A short walk through shaded ancient beech woods and open common is particularly interesting for the varied habitats they support. Walking in spring or summer, the area has many plant and insect species. Splendid views are also seen along the edge of the escarpment on Wistley Hill.

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Aktualisierung: 26.08.2022
Schwierigkeit
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Höchster Punkt
290 m
Tiefster Punkt
85 m
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General Food & Drink Supplies - Charlton Kings
Hungry Horse Pub & Restaurant

Sicherheitshinweise

Route

Care should be taken when crossing the busy A40 at Dowdeswell and at the roundabout at Seven Springs. There are a few climbs and descents which are not particularly steep but which might be tricky during or after wet weather. Be careful along the steep edge of the escarpment on Wistley Hill, especially in windy weather and poor visibility.

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 tearoom stops.  Simply click the icons on the map for more information as you walk. 

 

Food and Drink

Charlton Kings is a large suburb of Cheltenham and has a wide range of facilities. There are a number of shops, cafés, pubs and supermarkets where you can stock up on food and drink. 

Lunch

Packed lunch today is recommended as there are no towns or villages to stop in along the way. This walk is only a short section to Seven Springs so you could just grab a bite to eat at the Hungry Horse pub in Seven Springs itself when you arrive but be sure to check that it is open.

If you do want to get something before you leave in Charlton Kings, please check the waymarker on the map as to where the location of the shops are (it might mean a slight detour in the morning). 

Post walk Drinks

Hungry Horse pub in Seven Springs.

 

Public Transport

The 51 Bus towards Cirencester runs from Charlton Kings to Seven Springs. Bus timetables change year on year and can be seasonal. Be sure to check https://www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey  for the 51 services (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 www.traveline.info 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 (Alternative for Wotton-Under-Edge Area): +44 (0) 1793 701 701

Start

Red Post Box, Charlton Kings (94 m)
Koordinaten:
OS Grid
SO 97342 20526
DD
51.883295, -2.040021
GMS
51°52'59.9"N 2°02'24.1"W
UTM
30U 566073 5748493
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Ziel

Roundabout, Seven Springs

Wegbeschreibung

*** To help you follow the route with confidence we have provided full written turn-by-turns to aid you on your walk from Charlton Kings to Seven Springs. 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. ***

 

PLEASE NOTE THE BELOW DISTANCES ARE AN APPROXIMATION FROM OUR PATHFINDER WALKING THE ROUTE - THERE MAY BE SOME SLIGHT DISCREPANCIES/SMALL DIVERSIONS THAT MAY MAKE THE DISTANCES SLIGHTLY OUT.  WE RECOMMEND FOLLOWING THE ROUTE ON THE MACS ADVENTURE APP WHERE POSSIBLE.

 

0.00 km – At the red post box and standing with your back to the main road, GO STRAIGHT ON along the footpath signposted to Colgate. Cross the small road and GO STRAIGHT ON between the houses, over the stream and up to a metal gate.

0.20 km – After the gate, TURN RIGHT by the post and follow the smaller path towards the hedge line. BEAR LEFT uphill as you near the hedge and GO STRAIGHT ON along a better-defined path with the hedge to your right.

0.70 km – At a metal gate GO STRAIGHT ON uphill, through another gate, onto a lane, and past some stables.

1.00 km – Just past the stables BEAR LEFT up through a metal gate and GO STRAIGHT ON, steadily uphill. Views of Cheltenham are emerging behind you.

1.20 km – At a metal gate GO STRAIGHT ON uphill, to arrive at a wooden stile.

1.40 km – Cross the wooden stile and GO STRAIGHT ON around the edge of the field, with the hedge to your left, towards the power lines. Go through the metal gate and GO STRAIGHT ON across the open field to a smaller metal gate. Follow the path around the farm, past the barn and under the power lines.

2.00 km – Immediately under the power lines TURN RIGHT back onto the Cotswold Way. GO STRAIGHT ON along the well-defined path down along the edge of Dowdeswell Woods.

3.00 km – At the bottom of the hill, BEAR LEFT through a wooden gate and go over the bridge. Then TURN RIGHT onto a tarmac track for 100m. A t wooden gate, TURN LEFT uphill to the busy main road.

3.20 km – Cross the main road with care and TURN LEFT, following the Cotswold Way signpost. GO STRAIGHT ON up to Lineover Wood car park and BEAR LEFT through a wooden gate. (Do not go straight on). GO STRAIGHT ON uphill, with the power lines to your right.

4.00 km – At the top of the wooden steps, GO STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate following the waymarked path.

4.40 km – At the top of the hill GO STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate, then immediately BEAR RIGHT, onto the path with a stone wall on the right. GO STRAIGHT ON along the edge of the escarpment for approx 1 km. (Do not be tempted to take any of the paths down to the right). There are good views on the right over the surrounding area.

5.40 km – Leaving the woods at a wooden gate, TURN LEFT onto the path signposted Cotswold Way and out onto Wistley Hill. Here panoramic views unfold in front of you. GO STRAIGHT ON following the edge of the escarpment and the wooden marker posts for approx 1.4 km.

6.80 km – Arriving at some wooden steps, GO STRAIGHT ON down then BEAR RIGHT down the path parallel to the main road.

7.70 km – Arriving at the busy main road and roundabout you have reached the end of your walk. 

As there are no accommodations in Seven Springs you are likely to get a transfer to Cheltenham or Charlton Kings from the Hungry Horse Pub to your overnight accommodation. This is a short walk away - be careful when crossing busy roads.

 

*** This is the end of our Charlton Kings to Seven Springs route***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koordinaten

OS Grid
SO 97342 20526
DD
51.883295, -2.040021
GMS
51°52'59.9"N 2°02'24.1"W
UTM
30U 566073 5748493
w3w 
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Ausrüstung

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.

This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.


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Strecke
7,7 km
Dauer
3:00 h
Aufstieg
331 hm
Abstieg
207 hm
Höchster Punkt
290 hm
Tiefster Punkt
85 hm
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