South Cerney Walks
This Cotswolds based village is splendidly positioned next to a series of lakes and the River Churn. It's located just to the south of Cirencester and not far from Cricklade, near the Wiltshire border. It is twice winner of the Bledisloe Cup for best kept village.
This circular walk takes you around the Cotswold Water Park from the village. The waterside walk runs for about 5 miles, taking you along the River Churn and around several pools and lakes. It uses a series of flat footpaths and country lanes, so suitable for most abilities. The area is great for wildlife spotting with water vole, otter, breeding and wintering birds to look out for on the way.
The route starts in the village on the river and follows a riverside path east before heading south east towards the lakes. You'll follow Wildmoorway Lane past Horseshoe Lake before coming to Cerney Wick. The route then follows another track north back into the village.
South Cerney Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
South Cerney Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
South Cerney OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
South Cerney Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near South Cerney
- Cotswold Water Park - This fabulous attraction has numerous waterside cycling and walking paths taking you around the park's 150 lakes
- Cirencester Park - Explore 3000 acres of parkland and woodland on this fine circular walk in Cirencester
- Thames Path - Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
- Cricklade Circular Walk - Enjoy an easy stroll around the pretty Wiltshire town of Cricklade, on this circular walk in the Thames Valley
- Source of the Thames - This walk takes you from the village of Kemble to the source of the River Thames at Thames Head, in Gloucestershire
- Ampney Crucis - This small Cotswolds based village lies just to the east of Cirencester.
There's a few nice pubs in the village where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk. You could head to the historic Old George Inn which is set in a 17th century coaching inn. They do good food and also have a nice gardena area for the summer months. You can find the pub at Clarks Hay with a postcode of GL7 5UA for your sat navs.
The Royal Oak is another good option with another good menu and a large garden area. You can find it on the High Street at postcode GL7 5UP. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your four legged friend with you.