Lower Slaughter - Maugersbury - Icomb - Lower Slaughter

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Lower Slaughter is recognised as one of the most attractive villages in England and the main street through the village was voted as the most romantic street in Britain in 2011. The unusual name is not hiding a sinister history for the village, but simply comes from the old English word 'slough', meaning muddy place. The main street of the village runs alongside the River Eye, which is crossed by several bridges. At the far end of the village is a converted mill, with original water wheel, which is now a museum, craft shop and tea room.

The walk heads right through the village, finishing at the church, then heads across fields and gently rolling landscape to two attractive, but not as well-known Cotswold villages: First comes Maugersbury, a very sleepy village, look out for Half Moon House as you pass through, obviously named for its shape. Then the walk heads for Icomb, which is well worth a visit in its own right. The walk heads back to Lower Slaughter via Wyck Rissington, with 17th Century houses and a large, six-acre village green.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds


Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Pub, River
03/07/2021 - Alan and Jackie Bennett

Walked 2/7/21. We loved this walk and as we were staying in Bourton on the Water we added this to walk 1629 which made it about 23k in total. Lower Slaughter is fabulous with a great pub ( which we used on our return to Lower Slaughter before returning to Bourton on the water. We added some amendments where it was slightly confusing but generally was easy to follow. There are a couple of significant hills so it is certainly not easy but well worth it.

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