Temple Guiting - Cutsdean - Beckbury Monument - Temple Guiting

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Temple Guiting is a typical Cotswold village located in the upper Windrush Valley, with a fine 18th Century church. From here, the walk heads up the Windrush Valley, visiting the villages of Ford and Cutsdean, then it cuts across to the Cotswold Escarpment. A section of the Cotswold Way is followed, which provides breathtaking views across to Winchcombe and the Malverns in the distance. The Beckbury Monument and Beckbury Camp, the site of an Iron Age hill-fort are visited, before descending to Farmcote, another small Cotswold village. The return to Temple Guiting is mostly along good, wide tracks and country lanes, passing between two distinct mounds along the way which mark the site of Pinnock medieval village. Look out for the hare and tortoise towards the end of the walk.

There is a shorter alternative to this walk - Walk 4864, that is just 3.5 miles long, but includes the whole of the Cotswold Way section, as well as the best views of this walk.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife
15/04/2017 - Tony Goddard

The walk is described as being 7.8 miles but I think this is the total distance between the waypoints on a Sat Nav and represents the distance 'as the crow flies'. When walked the distance was 9.1 miles. Not a problem as it's a lovely walk. But it might be a problem if you are walking in winter and it's starting to get dark

02/10/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to David Connelly for pointing out that we had got the OS map number wrong. I have corrected this. Adrian (Admin)

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