GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ampney Crucis Walk

3 miles (5.2 km)

This small Cotswolds based village lies just to the east of Cirencester.
This circular walk from the village takes you to small of the local ancient churches and the neighbouring village of Ampney St Peter. On the way there's some pleasant countryside paths and views of the Ampney Brook which flows through the area.
The walk starts on the Main Street in the village and heads west towards Ampney Park. Here you turn south to visit the noteworthy Church of the Holy Rood. The Grade I listed church has Saxonfoundations with some of the stonework beingNorman.
You continue south to Waterton Farm where you turn east on public country footpaths to St Mary church, crossing the Ampney Brook on the way. Another Grade I listed building this church dates back to the 1100s.
You continue to Ampney St Peter where the Anglican Church has Saxon origins.The fabric of the current building dates from the late 12th or early 13th century and underwentVictorian restoration.
The route then heads to Ashbrook Farm where you turn west to follow country path back to Ampney Crucis.

Ampney Crucis OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ampney Crucis Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the east there's Eastleach where you can enjoy two noteworthy Norman churches and an ancient stone slabclapper footbridge over the River Leach. It's another picture postcard place known for its numerous historic buildings and a colourful display of daffodils in the spring. Lovely Southrop can also be visited in this area.


Main street in Ampney Crucis - - 22377

Main street in Ampney Crucis

Church of the Holy Rood, Ampney Crucis - - 421977

Church of the Holy Rood, Ampney Crucis

15th Century Cross, Holy Rood Church, Ampney Crucis - - 421949

15th Century Cross, Holy Rood Church, Ampney Crucis This is probably the cross from which the village takes its name (Crux (& hence Crucis) is the Latin for cross). Apparently it was hidden in the church to save it from destruction by Puritan iconoclasts in the mid 17th century, and only rediscovered in 1840. It was restored and put in its present position in 1860.

Frosty morning overlooking the Ampney Brook - - 3339543

Frosty morning overlooking the Ampney Brook

St Mary, Ampney St Mary - - 3506504

St Mary, Ampney St Mary

Ampney St Peter church

Ampney St Peter church


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