Chastleton - Evenlode

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This cracking little Cotswold walk can easily be combined with a visit to Chastleton House, hence beginning from the National Trust car park, just a short distance away. Walking on the path that leads down to the house, one is immediately struck with the quiet beauty of the surrounds and the sense of history that prevails, the Jacobean house having been built between 1607 - 1612. Narrow country lanes, footpaths and bridleways follow on the way to Evenlode amidst scenes of marvellous splendour. The village of Evenlode is absolutely wonderful to behold, the Cotswold Stone-built dwellings harmoniously placed like an artist's picture. Paths in fields and meadows follow on the way back to Chastleton, rural and tranquil, until the final leg, on the narow road to pass the large 17th Century house which occupies a high impressive position. The village church stands next to it. A point of interest to note, is that the rules of the game of croquet were defined here in 1865.

England - Central England - Oxfordshire - Cotswolds


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, National Trust, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
4/14/2009 - David Watts

We walked the route over the Spring Bank Holiday after almost a week of dry weather. The walk is easy and enjoyable but, like the last commentator, we did have to make a few small diversions to avoid large puddles and very muddy pathways. It would be much harder after wet weather. Navigating the route at this time of year is no trouble. The villages are very pretty but we thought the countryside uninspiring mainly because the route is so flat.

6/7/2008 - Norman Lavender

Torrential rain a few days before we did this walk meant that the path between waypoints 3 and 4 was under water in places. Also in many places the line of the footpath was hidden by crops (up to 4 feet high in places). It would have been impractical to try to follow the line of the footpath so we had to make a number of diversions around the edges of fields. Waypoints 10 to 12 was a particular example of this. Despite this it was an enjoyable walk but would have been even better in dryer weather.

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