GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Daylesford Walks

5 miles (8 km)

This little village in the Cotswolds has some nice footpaths to follow around its fine old country house. There's also views of the River Evenlode and some pretty neighbouring villages to see in the area as well.
This circular walk from the village visits the Daylesford House Estate and the neighbouring villages of Adlestrop and Oddington. The walk starts in the village next to the old church and follows a section of the Diamond Way east across the Daylesford estate. You'll pass the woodland in the dell, the lake, the quarries and the farm on the public footpaths which run along the southern side of the estate. The lakeside gardens with wooded walks and rare trees and shrubs are occasionally open to the public in the summer months.  Here you can get a closer view of the Grade I Listed Georgian House.
After passing the farm the route turns north west to Adlestrop where there's Adlestrop House and a pretty lake to see. You then head south west to Lower Oddington before returning to Daylesford.

Postcode

GL56 0YG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Daylesford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Daylesford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The area includes the splendid Daylesford Organic Farm. It's a nice place for a stroll with with clover-rich pastures where their organic animals roam freely. There's also refreshments available at the award-winning farmshop & café, kitchens, Bakery and Creamery. You can find them near the start of the walk at postcode GL56 0YG for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The village is located close to the popular settlement of Stow on the Wold where you can pick up the Stow on the Wold to Bourton on the Water Walk and the Stow on the Wold to the Slaighters Walk.
Just to the south you can pick up the Kingham Walk. The picturesque village was voted 'England's Favourite Village' in 2006. It includes some delightful cottages and a noteworthy church with a 14th century Gothic tower.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.

Photos

St. Peter's church, Daylesford - geograph.org.uk - 1440612

St. Peter's church, Daylesford. Viewed from the north. This gem of a church is hidden from the road by a screen of mature trees.

Daylesford House - geograph.org.uk - 1951512

Daylesford House

Daylesford Hill Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1573937

Daylesford Hill Farm. A view of the farm from the Diamond Way long distance footpath which passes along the driveway. The farm is part of the beautifully maintained estate.

Diamond Way - geograph.org.uk - 1573946

Diamond Way. The long distance path, having crossed the A436, passes through these woods on the estate.

Adlestrop House - geograph.org.uk - 920905

Adlestrop Hous.e Adlestrop House is situated next to the church and is a large impressive Georgian House, it used to be the Rectory. Jane Austin visited on three occasions in 1794,1799 and 1806 and stayed with her uncle who was the Church Rector.

Fishing Lake - geograph.org.uk - 1571250

Fishing Lake

Lower Oddington - geograph.org.uk - 900774

Lower Oddington Cottages, complete with a passing Aston Martin car.

Footpath into Adlestrop Park - geograph.org.uk - 451129

Footpath into Adlestrop Park. From the south west. This would have been one route to the village from the railway station.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Daylesford.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)