Upper Slaughter - Cotswold Farm Park

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The picture-book setting of Upper Slaughter is the starting place for this wonderful walk in the heart of the Cotswolds, visiting the Cotswold Farm Park and following part of its trail. The route passes a number of quarries, some working and others disused, but all making a remarkable impact on the landscape, Warren Beds looking quite dramatic on the valley slopes below Eyford Park. Hills and valleys, trees and streams are constant features of the walk, with Cotswold Stone dwellings adding their own delight.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds

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Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
25/06/2013 - Stephen Paul Monaghan

We thoroughly enjoyed this walk (we did do it on a great day weather-wise, which helped). Initially, we missed the footpath from the road at Point 4; it is not signposted from the road and you can't see the stile. It was only when we backtracked, on reaching the farm, that we noticed a faint, partly-overgrown track that proved to be the path. We met another couple who had missed it completely and had gone through the farm. We agreed with them that there was no "gate at the back of Chalkhill Farmhouse" (Point 4 still) and the instructions should read "pass the rear of the farmhouse and then follow the hedge on left until this meets a stone wall. Turn right along the wall for a short distance to reach and go through a gate (N.B. no footpath marker here) and cross the field towards a house in the distance." The only reason this walk didn't rate top score was the road walking between Points 10 and 11 - with fast traffic, this was not pleasant at all. Looking at the map, it would seem possible to avoid this busy road by turning right, not left, onto the minor road mentioned in Point 9, then left onto a bridleway to Grange Hill Farm. A left turn along another minor road will lead you on to Point 12. Finally, the instructions for Points 7 and 8 were hard to follow on the ground - we just followed the right hand edge of several fields to reach the building mentioned in Point 9.

01/07/2009 - Elizabeth Styles-West

There are several places where the contributer has confused their left and right, so be aware of this. Also parts are overgrown with nettles, so you may want to wear trousers!

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