GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rissington Round

8 miles (12.8 km)

A circular walk from Great Rissington visiting Little Rissington, the Cotswolds Carp Farm and Bourton on the Water. There's much to enjoy with lovely Cotswold countryside and a visit to three delightful villages.
Starting from Great Rissington you pick up public footpaths heading north through the countryside to the neighbouring village of Little Rissington. From here you then head north east to Rissington Mill and the Cotswold Carp Farm on the edge of Bourton on the Water. The route then heads into Bourton where you can admire the popular picture postcard Cotswolds village.
After exploring the village you can then pick up the Diamond Way and follow the waymarked path south past the carp farm's lakes to Rissington Bridge. The trail turns east, crossing the River Dikler and heading back towards Little Rissington. You then follow another public footpaths south to return to Great Rissington.

Rissington Round OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rissington Round Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in Great Rissington head to the excellent Lamb Inn for some post walk refreshments. The fine Cotswold stone inn dates back to the 17th century. There's a charming interior and a lovely garden area to sit out in if the weather is fine. You can find the pub at postcode GL54 2LP for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Lamb Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Nearby are The Slaughters where there's lovely paths along the River Eye to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Cottages in Little Rissington - - 234738

Attractive cottages in the village of Little Rissington.

St Peter's, Little Rissington - - 1375011

St Peter's, Little Rissington

Bourton on the Water - - 22341

Bourton on the Water

Footpath from Little Rissington - - 232734

Footpath from Little Rissington. The gateway and view north along the footpath from Little Rissington Churchyard in the south east corner of the square.

Lake at Cotswold Carp Farm - - 233613

Lake at Cotswold Carp Farm

Lake at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire - - 695456

Lake at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

Great Rissington - - 233797

Great Rissington. Typical village cottages in the lane leading from the village green to the church.

Great Rissington Village Green - - 233790

Great Rissington Village Green. Complete with the spreading chestnut, but bisected by a local lane.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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