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Randonnée

Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold

Randonnée · Cotswold
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Starting in Moreton-in-Marsh you wind your way through fields and over streams to Longborough, a typical Cotswolds village. From here you will pass through Broadwell to Stow-on-the-Wold.

Facile
10,2 km
3:00 h.
138 m
52 m

Starting in the linear market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, you will head off into the countryside winding through quiet fields, over gurgling streams and through dotted woodland. The way is watched over by rabbits, birds, squirrels and hawks while the waterways are full of fish from rainbow trout to giant pike. Passing through quintessential Cotswold villages, the houses, gardens and general ambience have a calming effect, harking back to simpler times. The town of Stow-on-the-Wold is chocolate box perfect.

Conseil(s) de l'auteur

Stow-in-the-Wold is one of the most beautiful villages in the U.K., it has a wonderful farmers market on Thursday's - if you happen to pass through on that day, don't pack a lunch, pick up some locally sourced goodies fresh from the suppliers instead.

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Auteur
Laura Paterson
Mise à jour: 08.04.2019

Difficulté
Facile
Technicité
Condition physique
Expérience
Paysage
Point le plus élevé
216 m
Point le plus bas
129 m
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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 a wild animal than a domestic pet - particularly for dogs. The main risk today is horses as the path often crosses fields with grazing horses.

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.

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Points of Interest

  

Stow-on-the-Wold

 The highest town in the Cotswolds, it was originally built by the Normans. It was a prosperous town, being central to the sheep and wool trade and the large townhouses and striking streets remain. Home to an excellent farmers market, plenty of bookshops and some lovely little cafes, it is a town to get lost in and while away a few hours in tranquillity and comfort.

 

Food and Drink

There is no-where to stop en-route between Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-in-the-Wold. For a packed lunch, there are many shops and cafes in Moreton-in-the-Marsh where you can pick up everything you need for a delicious picnic.

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Départ

Moreton-in-Marsh (129 m)
Coordonnées:
Géographique
51.992178, -1.700292
UTM
30U 589239 5760965

Arrivée

Stow-on-the-Wold

Itinéraire

0.00 km - Start on the high street in the small carpark next to the church, with the church to your left and the Redesdale Arms in front of you on the right. Walk STRAIGHT ON past the Redesdale Arms down the High Street

0.20 km - TURN RIGHT at the duck pond

0.47 km -When you reach the edge of a field, BEAR LEFT as the road turns to a public footpath

0.81 km - Pass through a wooden gate on to a field, BEAR RIGHT and follow the hedgerow to your right side

0.90 km - Pass through a wooden gate on to a field, BEAR RIGHT and follow the hedgerow to your right side

1.20 km - BEAR RIGHT at the end of the field, ignoring the sharp right, and following the hedgerow on your right-hand side

1.40 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate, follow hedgerow to your right

1.70 km - STRAIGHT ON ignoring left turn

2.0 km - At end of the field, BEAR LEFT then TURN RIGHT through a metal gate, follow hedgerow to your left

2.20 km - STRAIGHT ON through a wooden gate, diagonally through a field passing a wooden stump with a way marker on it

2.50 km - Pass through the wooden gate and BEAR RIGHT staying on the path, following the hedgerow

2.60 km - BEAR LEFT across the field, once the field has been crossed, BEAR RIGHT keeping hedge to your left

2.90 km - Cross the bridge out of the field, TURN LEFT into next field then BEAR LEFT following the low fence to your left

3.00 km - BEAR RIGHT at end of the field, then BEAR LEFT in the next field following a similar low fence

3.40 km - At the end of the field, pass over the fence using the wooden step, ignoring the larger gates either side, immediately pass over a small bridge followed by another fence crossing and then STRAIGHT ON over the field, following the waymarkers for a public footpath

3.70 km - Pass through the wooden gate, TURN RIGHT to cross a fence using the wooden step and BEAR LEFT to cut diagonally across the field

3.90 km - Cross the fence into a small back alley in the village of Longborough, continue through the car park and then TURN RIGHT up the hill on Charlesway Avenue

4.10 km - Pass the church and STRAIGHT ON

4.30 km - TURN LEFT at the Coach and Horses pub

4.40 km - TURN RIGHT signposted for Stow-on-the-Wold

4.70 km - TURN LEFT at the post box, descending and carry STRAIGHT ON as the road turns to track

5.0 km - When the track splits, BEAR LEFT to continue descending

5.50 km - The path splits into three, take the middle option marked for Monarchs Way and continue STRAIGHT ON

5.70 km - BEAR RIGHT to join the path as it runs alongside the hedge on your right

5.80 km - Through a big wooden gate and STRAIGHT ON joining a smaller fenced path

6.10 km - Stay on path and BEAR LEFT ignoring right turn

6.20 km - Ignore turns to the right and continue STRAIGHT ON through field

6.50 km - Through a metal gate at the top of the hill, then BEAR RIGHT through another metal gate, then cross a fence passing a barn on your left, once you pass the barn TURN LEFT onto a vehicle track

6.70 km - Through a metal gate and into the field, BEAR RIGHT

6.80 km - Cross gate at top of the field by the mansion, TURN LEFT onto a tarmac road (if the gate is locked, this is a footpath, climb over the gate if it is safe)

7.00 km - TURN LEFT at the T Junction descending with the road

7.30 km - STRAIGHT ON through the junction, careful of busy road

7.70 km - Just before entering Broadwell, TURN RIGHT and then TURN LEFT into the churchyard of St Pauls Church

7.80 km - When you leave the churchyard, BEAR RIGHT onto the grass path, ignoring the track to your left

8.00 km - Pass the wooden gate and BEAR RIGHT to join the main road

8.20 km - TURN RIGHT at the end of the village green signposted to Stow-on-the-Wold 1 1/2 

9.00 km - As you reach the top of a long hill, TURN LEFT on to cycle route 28

9.7 km - Path turns to a small road, STRAIGHT ON

10.20 km - TURN RIGHT at T Junction, marked cycle route 28, you are now in Stow-on-the-Wold 

Remarque


Tous les notes de zones protégées

Y aller en train, en voiture ou en vélo

S'équiper

Sturdy waterproof boots as the path can be slippery and wet in parts.

Walking poles for stream crossing and muddy descents if the weather is wet.


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Difficulté
Facile
Distance
10,2 km
Durée
3:00h.
Dénivelé positif
138 m
Dénivelé négatif
52 m

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