Broadway to Chipping Campden
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Chipping CampdenFoto: Iain Grant, Macs Adventure
Starting in the town of Broadway, climbing to the iconic Broadway Tower and on to Dover Hill before descending through open fields and shaded woodland into Chipping Campden.
Leaving beautiful Broadway behind, a steady climb takes you to Broadway Tower, an 18th-century "folly" tower that is home to both sweeping views as well as historical exhibitions about its famous occupants over time, including the artist William Morris.
Admire the incredible views as you cross the fields to Dover’s Hill, and then enjoy a gentle stroll down to the honey-coloured cottages of the well-preserved market town of Chipping Campden. The Market Hall, originally built in 1627 to provide shelter for traders, is worth a look around—just imagine the bustling scenes of market day as you walk along the worn paving stones.
Tip van de auteur
On arrival in Chipping Campden, we recommend checking out Court Barn. It is an interesting museum that looks at the Arts and Crafts movement in the North of the Cotswolds.
RustplaatsenCrown & Trumpet Inn
The Broadway Hotel
Russell's Fish & Chips
General Food & Drink Supplies - Broadway
Hunters Tea Room
Pudding Club @ Three Ways House Hotel
Campden Coffee & Crystals
Michael's Mediterranean Restaurant
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 cattle as the path often crosses fields with grazing cattle,
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 en 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
We recommend grabbing something from Broadway for Lunch before setting it off. On arrival at the delightful town of Chipping Campden, there is plenty of options for light bites or evening meal. The famous novelist Graham Greene lived here, perhaps you could get a coffee and a cake and read a little of one of his novels. Greene was widely considered to be one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
The 606 Bus goes from Broadway to Chipping Campden. Bus timetables change year on year and can be seasonal. Be sure to check https://www.pulhamscoaches.com/ (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
TDM Taxis (Broadway Area): +44 (0) 7919 160 630
*** 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 Chipping Campden. 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 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 - Start with your back to the Cotswold Court Shopping Arcade, facing the war memorial and TURN RIGHT, walking up Broadway High Street
0.63 km - TURN RIGHT up a gravel path, between to cottages signposted for Broadway Tower, pass through a wooden gate and across a yard before passing through a second gate and into a field here you head STRAIGHT ON
1.00 km - Pass through a meta. gate and BEAR LEFT ascending as you follow the grass path
1.20 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON ignoring the right turn, pass through a metal gate in the field and BEAR RIGHT
1.60 km - Approach two large wooden gates at the top of the field with a small pedestrian in the middle, take the middle gate and continue STRAIGHT ON ignoring right turn
1.80 km - As you reach the top of the ridge with a set of steps taking you the final few metres, pass 3 benches to the right and a metal gate to the left and continue STRAIGHT ON through the small wooden gate
2.00 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate
2.20 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate
2.50 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate, with a fence to your right and a wall to your left as you approach Broadway Tower
2.60 km - Ignoring the right turn to the tower, unless you are visiting it, TURN LEFT through the wooden gate, and take the middle of three grassy paths STRAIGHT ON. Follow the wall on your right past the nuclear bunker
2.90 km - When the field ends BEAR LEFT and pass through the wall using the wooden gate, BEAR LEFT ignoring the large tracks to drop down into a small gully, follow this as it descends
3.30 km - Emerge from the gully and continue STRAIGHT ON into the woods through a small wooden gate
3.50 km - Stay on the path and BEAR RIGHT away from the main road as it merges into a small back road
3.90 km - The small road meets a bigger main road, cross the road carefully using the small traffic island and on the other side follow the path signposted for the Cotswold Way Chipping Campden 3 1/2, TURN LEFT before you reach the carpark and walk through the benches and the picnic area
4.20 km - Just before the steps leading up to Fish Hill picnic area, TURN RIGHT through a small wooden gate and into an open field with a dirt path running down the centre, continue on this path
4.40 km - Cross the road and rejoin the path on the other side of the road, being careful of traffic, continue on the same path signposted for the Cotswold Way STRAIGHT ON
4.80 km - Pass through the wall and continue STRAIGHT ON
5.00 km - Pass through the wall and BEAR LEFT on to a wider track
5.70 km - Continue STRAIGHT ON crossing over the track ahead and onto the wide green pathway
6.60 km - The path narrows and you TURN LEFT and then immediately TURN RIGHT to stay on the path as it runs adjacent to the main road on your left with a field on the right
7.20 km - TURN LEFT by crossing the road at the T Junction and following the sign for Dovers Hill, ascending and passing a post box on the right
7.40 km - BEAR RIGHT off the main road and over a walled bridge into Dover Hill carpark, continue STRAIGHT ON through the wooden gate, 20 metres to your left the ridge of Dover Hill drops down with a beautiful viewpoint, continue STRAIGHT ON the wide path along the ridge
8.00 km - After passing a large way stone, TURN LEFT off the large grass path and through a small wooden gate and descending down a narrow earth path
8.40 km - TURN LEFT on to main road, careful of traffic, and then TURN RIGHT to rejoin path on the other side of the road, signposted for Cotswold Way as the path descends
8.70 km - STRAIGHT ON as the path turns into a track and then a small road as you enter Chipping Campden
9.20km - BEAR RIGHT at Back End junction, passing Bird Cage Walk to your right
9.40 km - TURN LEFT at the church on to the high street
*** This is the end of our Broadway to Chipping Campden route. ***
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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