Snowshill Circular Walk
This circular walk around the village of Snowshill makes use of the Cotswold Way long distance footpath to explore the surrounding countryside. The village is delightful with typical Cotswold cottages surrounded by lovely rolling hills. It also contains the wonderful Snowshill Manor, owned by the National Trust. This 16th century manor house contains an extensive collection of various objects collated by the architect and poet Charles Paget Wade. These include 26 suits of Japanese samurai armour, bicycles, toys and musical instruments. You can also stroll around the delightful gardens with pretty terraces and ponds.
This 3.5 mile walk takes you into the wider countryside around the village, visiting Littleworth Wood and Buckland Wood on the way. If you would like to extend your walk you could continue along the Cotswold Way to the nearby village of Broadway and visit the splendid Broadway Tower Country Park.
PostcodeWR12 7JU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Snowshill Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Snowshill Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Snowshill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Snowshill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the Snowshill Arms for some refreshments after your walk. The traditional village pub dates back to the 15th Century and includes a skittle alley to the rear. They serve good food and also have a decent selection of local ales. Outside there's a lovely large garden area to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode WR12 7JU for your sat navs.
The country and woodland trails on the route make it a fine one to do with your dog. The Snowshill Arms mentioned above is also dog friendly. Dogs are not allowed inside the manor house though.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around the village head west on the Cotswold Way to visit Shenberrow Hill and the neighbouring village of Stanton. From here you could continue south along the waymarked trail and visit Stanway House. The Jacobean manor house, was originally constructed in the late 16th and early 17th century for the Tracy family. It is designated as a Grade I listed building.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.