Take your time in the morning and enjoy picture-perfect linear High Street for Broadway before you ascend to Shenberrow Hill and the remains of an Iron Age settlement and into the quaint village of Stanton. Not far off from Stanton takes you to Stanway where the path ascends steeply above Wood Stanway to Beckbury Camp for good views over the surrounding countryside. From here you descend to Hailes Abbey and the gentle stroll into Winchcombe.
After a bit of up and down between Broadway and Stanton you soon arrive at the hamlet of Church Stanway and the ornate gatehouse and tithe barn of Stanway House. From here there is a steep climb up to Stumps Cross and onto the Iron Age Hill Fort of Beckbury Camp for commanding views over the surrounding area. A short descent takes you down to the remains of the medieval Hailes Abbey then continuing over the fields and into Winchcombe.
Tip van de auteur
In the small hamlets of Church Stanway and Hailes, seek out Stanway House and the Tithe Barn as well as the ruins of Hailes Abbey. The stone monument passed on the walk supposedly marks the spot from which Thomas Cromwell watched its destruction.
RustplaatsenRussell's Fish & Chips
Hunters Tea Room
General Food & Drink Supplies - Broadway
The Broadway Hotel
Crown & Trumpet Inn
The Mount Inn Stanton
Hayles Fruit Farm
Food & Drink Supplies - Winchcombe
Food Fanatics Winchcombe
The Lion Inn
The Corner Cupboard
The only sections of the walk today, where you might encounter traffic, are leaving Stanton and entering Winchcombe. Care should also be taken crossing the main road at Stanway. There are a few climbs and descents which are not particularly steep but which might be tricky during or after wet weather.
The Cotswold Way is well marked so navigation should be easy. Look out for the acorn signs which are the National Trail markers.
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
Broadway has a full range of facilities so be sure to stock up before you depart. Stanton is a small hamlet with just one pub and no shops. The only other opportunity on this walk for refreshments is the fruit farm near Hailes Abbey or on arrival in Winchcombe itself. Be sure to carry enough fluids and snacks with you
A packed lunch today is recommended. There is a fantastic pub called the Mount Inn, in Stanton but you may pass too early to be able to grab a bite to eat for lunch (please ensure you check its opening hours before you set off).
Post walk Drinks
The Lion Inn in Winchcombe. It's a favourite of the Macs Adventure team!
The 606 Bus towards Cheltenham goes from Broadway to Winchcombe. 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 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 (Wotton-Under-Edge Area): +44 (0) 1793 701 701
Boek aanbeveling door de auteur
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 limited options to buy food or water en route today (namely a pub in Stanton (check opening hours) and a small fruit farm shop) so be sure to bring enough water and snacks with you.
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