Hailes - Didbrook - Stanway - Toddington

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Walking from the parish church of Hailes to visit Didbrook, Stanway and Toddington in the heart of the splendid Cotswolds, this is a venture of interest and discovery. The villages each have their own appeal, the Gloucestershire and Warwick Railway never far away with its own distinctive sounds reminiscent of a bygone age. A few extra yards off the route into Toddington reveals a cathedral-like church, large and splendid with a mighty tower, the ruins of Toddington House standing behind it, and the grand and beautiful Toddington Manor nearby. Used as a college in recent years, the manor now stands empty. The last part of the walk follows the railway where magnificent steam trains run regularly at week-ends, an exciting spectacle these days.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, National Trust, Pub, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
7/27/2018 - Joyce Pentland

Wednesday 25th July 2018,a glorious sunny warm day. This is a lovely flat walk with excellent navigation and easy to follow directions. My only gripe would be the road walking at waypoint 7, it was noisy and uncomfortable. I would recommend walking through the field alongside the road, depending on rights of way of course. Joyce Pentland

6/25/2016 - Rosalind Wilson

Sunday 19th June 2016. Well directed but exhausting battling through field edges of chest high grass and growth. Toddington Station was active being a Sunday. A good day out.

12/29/2015 - Noel and Lesley Johnson

Walked on 27.12.15 we were lucky to see the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire steam train running and the fountain at Stanway pumping high into the sky. Clarty in places after heavy rain but a top walk after Xmas indulgence. Thanks, Lesley and Noel Johnson

6/3/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Walkingworld would like to thank Richard Hardy for his excellent input on this walk which was amended and updated May 2011 with additional information added.

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