Enjoy a short stroll around this delightful Cotswolds village. It's like stepping back in time with its pretty little thatched cottages, beautiful church with medieval clock and traditional country pubs. The lovely Bybrook River also runs through the village with little footbridges to cross. All in all Castle Combe generally ranks very high in any 'prettiest English village' polls!
This short circular walk starts in the centre of the village, near the Castle Inn and church. You then pass through the village and along the river before returning to the car park through woodland.
The Macmillan Way long distance walk runs through the village so you can easily pick this up to extend your walk into the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. You could follow it further south along the Bybrook to Slaughterford or west along the Broadmead Brook. Heading north will take you towards the Badminton House and Estate where there are two large ponds, several deer, attractive parkland and the 17th century Badminton House.
The Palladian Way also runs through the village. The long distance trail runs from Buckingham to Bath through the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The trail is named after Andre Palladio's Italian architecture and visits several pretty villages and includes waterside sections along the Oxford Canal and the River Windrush. You could follow the trail north east and visit nearby Hullavington. Heading south west will take you to Colerne.