GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Snowshill Circular Walk

4 miles (6 km)

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 bythe architect and poet Charles Paget Wade. These include 26 suits ofJapanesesamuraiarmour, bicycles,toys andmusical 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.


WR12 7JU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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 aGrade I listed building. Stanton is also well worth exploring too. It's generally considered to be one of the loveliest Cotswolds villages and includes a Norman church, a fine 17th century pub and several ancient houses built from the honey coloured limestone quarried from the nearby Shenberrow Hill.
The Donnington Way - Cotswolds Pub Walk passes through the village. The long circular walk visits 15 fine old Donnington Brewery pubs in the Cotswolds.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Snowshill Arms, Snowshill, Gloucestershire-geograph-3190628

Snowshill Arms. The whole village seems to be a cohesive whole, with this fine stone pub lying opposite the church behind me.

War Memorial, Snowshill - - 155597

War Memorial, Snowshill.
The war memorial in is situated in the churchyard with a series of quaint old stone cottages in the background.

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Snowshill Manor Gardens.
A view from a terrace beside the Priest's House across the pool to one of the garden houses beside the Well Court.
The photo was taken in October 2009 with lovely autumn leaves on the trees.

Gateposts, Snowshill Manor - - 1567307

Gateposts, Snowshill Manor. Visitors enter the manor gardens through these gates, painted Wade blue; the house is to the left of the camera. The gateposts date from around 1720 and are listed. Behind the hedge and across the village street are the 17th century Manor Farm Cottages.

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Visitors entering Snowshill Manor. The manor was once owned by Catherine Parr. In the 20c was the home of Charles Paget Wade and houses his very extensive collection of "good creaftsmanship" from around the world.

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Model cottages at the manor.
Part of the model village created by Charles Paget Wade, now housed in one of the garden houses beside the Well Court.

Church of St Barnabas at Snowshill - - 846778

Church of St Barnabas. The church is entirely Victorian, the work of an unknown architect in 1864. It includes a bell, cast around 1350-1380 in Bristol. At the west end of the nave is a beautifully carved octagonal font, dated to the late 15th century.

Beeches by Littleworth Wood - - 1545905

Beeches by Littleworth Wood, located just to the west of the village. The lane leads to Laverton Hill Barn.


GPS Files

GPX File

Snowshill.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Snowshill.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)