Painswick Beacon - Cranham - Sheepscombe - Painswick Beacon

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Painswick Beacon is one of the highest points for miles around, giving far-reaching views and sitting on top of it is an Iron Age fort. The walk climbs to the top right at the start; it is not a difficult climb and well worth the effort, giving a great start to the walk. A slow descent is made back down again along the side of the golf course that also sits on the hill. The walk then heads into woodland, much of it along the Cotswold Way, not emerging until reaching Cranham, the first of two attractive Cotswold villages.

From here, the walk continues across Cranham Common, then through a mixture of more woodland and meadows, over gently rolling hills, with the occasional surprise, such as a lake to walk round or stream to follow and of course, Sheepscombe, the second village the walk will reach. Both villages have pubs which are passed on the walk; take your pick at which one you want to stop.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Cotswolds


Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, Public Transport, Wildlife, Woodland
11/25/2015 - Peter Metcalfe

At Point 37. The Farmer advised that the path was being changed to go around his farm. So instead of going through the gates in the picture. We continued around to the left and crossed a brand, spanking, new footbridge over a stream and then continued up the field to the stile in point 38.

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