GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sherston Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

A circular walk from the Wiltshire village of Sherston, visiting the nearby Luckington Court on the way. The walk runs for just over 4 miles, using a section of the Macmillan Way to take you to Luckington before following other country paths back to the village. It's a fairly flat route with nice Cotswolds countryside and views of the Sherston branch of the River Avon on the way.
In Luckington you'll pass the 16th century Luckington Court. Both the interiors and exterior were used to represent Longbourn, the Bennet family home, in theBBC's 1995 TV seriesPride and Prejudice. There's also a fine historic pub in Sherston to visit after your exercise.

Sherston OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sherston Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Sherston you can visit the Rattlebone Inn for some post walk refreshments. The 16th century village pub has roaring fires in the Winter, lots of nooks and crannies, and bags of charm and character.The pub is named after John Rattlebone who was fatally wounded in the Battle of Sherston in 1016 when he fought alongside Edmund Ironside and defeated King Canute.You can find the pub on Church Street, with a postcode of SN16 0LR for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails are ideal for dog walking and the Rattlebone Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around the village head south west to visit the Badminton House and Estate. In the park there are two large ponds, several deer, attractive parkland and the 17th century Badminton House.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Sherston - geograph.org.uk - 1745966

Sherston

River Avon by Sherston - geograph.org.uk - 1745947

River Avon by Sherston

High Street, Sherston - geograph.org.uk - 392703

High Street, Sherston

Rattlebone Inn, Sherston - geograph.org.uk - 1382323

Rattlebone Inn, Sherston. The pub dates from the 1600s and does really good food. Known for its boule courts.

Village pump, Luckington - geograph.org.uk - 392647

Village pump, Luckington

Luckington, Wiltshire - geograph.org.uk - 65264

Luckington, Wiltshire. The long pathway leading to St Mary & St Ethelbert's church

Wall and gateway, Luckington Court-geograph-5228255-by-Derek-Harper

Wall and gateway, Luckington. The Macmillan Way uses the lane in the foreground for a few metres, enough for walkers to have this view of the entrance to Luckington Court. On the right, the tower of the Church of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelbert peeps above the wall.

Clapper bridge over Luckington Brook - geograph.org.uk - 488857

Clapper bridge over Luckington Brook On a footpath south of the village. The stream, a headwater of the Bristol Avon, is already nearly dry, in May. Less than half a mile upstream it was dry, and we met a Water Board employee who said it was the earliest he had known this stream to dry up

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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