Bibury, River Coln and Arlington Row Walk
This circular walk takes you around the delightful village of Bibury and the surrounding countryside. Bibury is a typically lovely Cotswolds village with pretty stone cottages and a wonderful Saxon church. This walk takes you through the village and then along a riverside footpath to the nearby village of Coln St Aldwyns. You'll follow the River Colne into the village before returning to Bibury through the countryside on footpaths and bridleways. You'll also pass the famous Arlington Row cottages, built in the 14th century. The picturesque dwellings are one of the most photographed Cotswold scenes.
In Coln St Aldwyns you'll find an old mill house, a Norman church and a fine 16th century inn for refreshment.
Bibury-River Coln-Arlington Row Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bibury-River Coln-Arlington Row Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bibury-River Coln-Arlington Row OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bibury-River Coln-Arlington Row Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Bibury-River Coln-Arlington Row
- Chedworth Roman Villa - This circular walk around the village of Chedworth visits the fascinating Chedworth Roman Villa and Chedworth Woods.
The walk starts in Chedworth and follows the Macmillan Way long distance trail to the National Trust owned villa
- Monarch's Way - This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester
- Macmillan Way - This epic long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset
- Coln St Aldwyns - This pretty Cotswolds village is located in a pleasant spot on the River Coln
The Swan Hotel in Bibury is a fine place for some post walk refrfeshments. It has a lovely terrace garden near to the river where you can relax ona summer day. You can find it a postcode of GL7 5NW.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head north west from the village you could visit Chedworth Roman Villa. The interesting historic site also includes some nice woodland walking trails around Chedworth Woods. Two waymarked long distance trails can also be picked up here. The Monarch's Way and Macmillan Way are both good ways to explore this lovely area of the Cotswolds.
Just to the south west there's the villages of Ampney Crucis and Ampney St Peter where you can visit a series of noteworthy ancient churches.