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


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Wildlife
15/06/2020 - Liz Woodhead

Lovely easy and interesting walk in my own 'backyard.' Would make a great dog walk. At Waymark 11 after the two gates you now enter an enclosed path that takes you directly to the steps at Waymark 12. Waymark 16 - the path now bends right at the second set of arches and takes you directly on to Station Road. I found the distance came just short of 3.75 miles (allowing for an early error on my part at Waymark 2!

10/11/2015 - Peter Metcalfe

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

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