A classic day in the Cotswolds by climbing up and over the ridge on bridleways and paths to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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.
Note de l'auteur
Take time to explore Chipping Campden's narrow stone streets before setting it off.
Type de chemin
Lieux où se restaurerMichael's Mediterranean Restaurant
Campden Coffee & Crystals
General Food & Drink Supplies - Chipping Campden
The Bakers Arms
The Great Western Arms
Consignes de sécurité
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.
Conseils et recommandations supplémentaires
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.
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: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey (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
Northwick Private Hire (Chipping Campden Area): +44 (0) 1386 701 806
Cotswold Taxis Ltd (Moreton-in-Marsh): +44 (0) 7710 117 471
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.
- 11 Points d’intérêt
- 11 Points d’intérêt