South Cerney Circular Walk

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The walk takes you around the outskirts of the village and up the only (slight) hill. You will pass through the village's recreation ground, several fields (many uncut and displaying lovely wildflowers and butterflies), along purpose-built paths and the edge of the Cotswold Water Park, which is made up of over 140 lakes that have been created by gravel extraction. Thousands of years ago, an ice sheet covering the Midlands began to melt, turning into rivers. These rivers and streams took with them sand and gravel, depositing them up to twenty feet thick in places. The Cotswold Water Park has become a renowned conservation area; several of the lakes are now Sites of Scientific Interest and large numbers of waterfowl breed and winter here. Refreshments and several water sports are available at the water park.

There are three dog- and family-friendly pubs in the village and all have gardens: The Old George, The Royal Oak and The Eliot Arms (which also has accommodation). There are also other bed-and-breakfast facilities available in South Cerney, such as Meadow Cottage.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
10/11/2015 - Peter Metcalfe

A minor point: In the Access info: For Red Lion read Royal oak.

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