GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Moreton-in-Marsh Circular Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This circular walk from Moreton-in-Marsh makes use of the Monarch's Way and the Heart of England Way to explore the countryside, villages and woodland surrounding the popular Cotswolds town. Moreton-in-Marsh is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds with a train station and lots of good hotels to choose from. It's also very close to two major Cotswolds attractions. This includes the magnificent Sezincote House and Batsford Arboretum which are both on this route.
Starting in the town you follow the Monarch's Way south to the village of Longborough where you will find a 12th century church and an opera house home to the Longborough Festival Opera in June and July each year.
At Longborough you turn north along the Heart of England Way towards the exquisite Sezincote House. Here you will find a fascinating Mogul Indian palace surrounded by beautiful gardens including an orangery, spring-fed pools, canals and a large lake.
After passing Sezincote you continue north to the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Hill where you will findthe Grade I listed St. Lawrence's Church, the 17th century Slatters Cottage and the fine Horse and Groompub.
After leaving the village you head towards Batsford Arboretum where there are 56 acres of woodland consisting of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines.
The final section heads east through farmland back to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Postcode

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

Moreton-in-Marsh Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Moreton-in-Marsh Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Moreton-in-Marsh

Pubs/Cafes

The Black Bear Inn - you'll find a large restaurant and sky sports in this historic Donnington pub located on the High Street at postcode GL56 0AX for your sat navs. The pub is over 300 years old and includes a pleasant courtyard garden for warmer days.
The White Hart Royal is another pub with an interesting history. It dates back to the 17th century when it was occupied byKing Charles Ias he took shelter following theBattle of Marston Moorduring theFirst English Civil Warof 1644–1646. They are also on the High Street at postcode GL56 0BA.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk. Batsford Arboretum welcomes dogs but please keep them on short leads. The Black Bear Inn mentioned above is dog friendly. However, please not only assistance dogs are allowed around Sezincote House.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Donnington Way - Cotswolds Pub Walk passes through the town. The long circular walk visits 15 fine old Donnington Brewery pubs in the Cotswolds.
The circular walk from Bourton on the Hill visits the area. The village lies just to the west and includes some historic buildings including a 12th century church and a Georgian inn.

Photos

Moreton in Marsh - panoramio

Moreton in Marsh

Sezincote House (geograph 4492364)

Sezincote House

Bourton House, Bourton-on-the-Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1690674

Bourton House, Bourton-on-the-Hill. This house dates back to 1570. The beautiful gardens are occasionally open to the public. This was taken on the National Garden Scheme open day in August.

Batsford Arboretum in Autumn - geograph.org.uk - 1527766

Batsford Arboretum in Autumn

The Black Bear Inn, Moreton-in-Marsh - geograph.org.uk - 3580827

The Black Bear Inn on the High Street. A good choice for some post walk rest and refreshment.

YeOldeStocksMoretonInMarsh

Ye Olde Stocks and the Redesdale Town Hall

War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 3852383

War Memorial

Mann Institute, Moreton-In-Marsh - geograph.org.uk - 1917989

Mann Institute

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Moreton-in-Marsh Circular Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Moreton-in-Marsh Circular Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)