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Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh

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    Chipping Campden
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A classic day in the Cotswolds by climbing up and over the ridge on bridleways and paths to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Distance 11.3 km
4:00 h
267 m
280 m
258 m
128 m

This section is along bridleways and paths as you crest the top of a valley, enjoying impressive views of the Vale of Evesham, perhaps the only place you can see the entire vale on a clear day. You finish in the bustling town of Moreton-in-Marsh, bursting at the seams with old country pubs and evocative architecture.

Author’s recommendation

Take time to explore Chipping Campden's narrow stone streets before setting it off.

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Update: October 20, 2022
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
128 m

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Rest stops

Michael's Mediterranean Restaurant
Campden Coffee & Crystals
Volunteer Inn
General Food & Drink Supplies - Chipping Campden
Court Barn
The Bakers Arms
Blockley Cafe
The Great Western Arms
Restaurant Henne

Safety information


There are some road crossings, always be aware of traffic and be sure to use a pavement/sidewalk where possible, where it isn’t walk on the right-hand side of the road,

Some of the ground can be uneven, with steep descents and muddy/boggy ground. Ensure you have suitable footwear and step cautiously where needed, the mud is especially tricky in wet weather.

A note about farms and animals: Be very aware of closing gates behind you. Remember, animals on a farm are not pets and can be closer to wild animals than domestic pets - particularly dogs. There are many horses you will meet on today's walk, avoid them where you can but remain calm and do not startle them.

When crossing the streams, be wary of slippery and loose stones, if you feel unsure bring walking poles for support, and you can always find a more suitable crossing a little up or downstream.

Tips and hints

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

Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh has a wide selection of shops/cafes/restaurants at the start and end locations. There are some options in Blockley for a lunch stop also but it may be too early in the day.


Public Transport

The 1 & 2 Buses towards Moreton-in-Marsh go regularly from Chipping Campden. Bus timetables change year on year and can be seasonal. Be sure to check stagecoach:  (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

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

 Cotswold Taxis Ltd (Moreton-in-Marsh): +44 (0) 7710 117 471


Chipping Campden High Street (140 m)
OS Grid
SP 15098 39133
52.050386, -1.781236
52°03'01.4"N 1°46'52.4"W
30U 583573 5767343


Moreton-in-Marsh High street

Turn-by-turn directions

 *** To help you follow the route with confidence we have provided full written turn-by-turns to aid you on your walk from Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh. Whilst, the Cotswolds are waymarked (it is normally for the Cotswold Way, but local towns and villages are usually also signposted). At sections, the trail can be featureless and off the beaten path 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 Noel Arms Hotel, there is a path that runs under/through the hotel itself, pass through the car park and head STRAIGHT ON ascending the hill

0.10 km - Head STRAIGHT ON passing Lady Juliana View to your left and Pear Tree Close to your right

0.50 km - STRAIGHT ON with tennis courts to right

0.60 km - STRAIGHT ON ignoring the right turn

0.70 km - BEAR LEFT on to the main road, being careful of traffic, continue on this road for almost one kilometre

1.50 km - Just before you reach the Bakers Arms in Broad Campden TURN RIGHT through a wooden gate, joining an ascending bridleway

1.90 km - The path is wide and clear, continue STRAIGHT ON

2.80 km - You will reach a hedge at the end of the field, TURN LEFT signposted Public Footpath, following the hedge as the path descends

3.30 km - At the bottom of the field, pass through the wooden gate and TURN RIGHT, circling a small pond on the left and passing a farmhouse on the right

3.40 km - Pass through the wooden gate, ascending steps and then TURN LEFT onto a dirt vehicle track

3.80 km - BEAR LEFT onto a track road, ignore the right turns

4.40 km - The track bears left, ignore this and continue STRAIGHT ON joining a small path that descends

4.70 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON at the bottom of the field through a small tree plantation, then BEAR RIGHT and immediately BEAR LEFT to descend through a field way marked for the Heart of England Way

5.00 km - Pass across a wooden bridge at the bottom of the field, BEAR RIGHT ascending up the hill ignoring the track that leads to your right, as the ground levels out head for the top right of the field

5.40 km - Cross the fence using the step provided when you reach the top corner of the field and continue STRAIGHT ON

5.80 km - At the bottom of this field, cross the fence using the step provided and join a small lane that leads into the village, immediately TURN LEFT descending with the road

5.90 km - TURN RIGHT at the T-Junction

6.10 km - BEAR LEFT after passing the small park on your left, entering the churchyard keep the church to your right

6.20 km - As you leave the churchyard, BEAR RIGHT descending to join Lower Street, TURN RIGHT heading out of the village

6.40 km - TURN LEFT onto the footpath, ignoring the sign for Quiet Lanes Walk, and follow the signs for the Heart of England Way

6.50 km - Pass over the fence, BEAR LEFT through the field with the stream to your left

6.60 km - At the end of the field, cross the fence and BEAR RIGHT ascending through the next field, passing a duck pond to your right

6.80 km - Pass through the gate and continue STRAIGHT ON, be careful for the cows in the field

7.30 km - At the top of the hill TURN LEFT sharply down a small path that winds through the trees

7.40 km - Pass through the wooden gate and then TURN RIGHT immediately through a second gate following the path along the edge of the field

7.90 km - Pass through a metal gate and BEAR LEFT joining a dirt track, immediately cross the tarmac road and continue on the same path on the other side of the road

8.40 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON with the wall to your left

8.80 km - BEAR RIGHT off the track and into the field over a wooden step on the fence, continue STRAIGHT ON through the field

9.00 km - Pass through a wooden gate, BEAR RIGHT as you cross the road and then immediately BEAR LEFT through a gate and continue STRAIGHT ON across the next field

9.30 km - Pass through multiple wooden gates as you go field to field continuing STRAIGHT ON

10.80 km - Pass through the wooden gate at the bottom of the field and BEAR LEFT through a second wooden gate then BEAR LEFT across the field on the dirt path

11.10 km - Pass through a small metal gate and walk down the narrow path with the vegetable garden of the parish council to your left

11.30 km - Cross Hospital Road STRAIGHT ON to Corders Lane

11.50 km - TURN RIGHT onto the High Street, you have finished the days walk


 *** This is the end of our Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh route. ***


OS Grid
SP 15098 39133
52.050386, -1.781236
52°03'01.4"N 1°46'52.4"W
30U 583573 5767343
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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 opportunities on today's walk to buy food and drink, however, ensure you bring enough snacks and fluids with you.

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11.3 km
4:00 h
267 m
280 m
Highest point
258 m
Lowest point
128 m


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