GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Windrush Way Circular Walk

26 miles (42 km)

This route uses sections of several waymarked walking trails to create a long circular walk through a lovely area of the Cotswolds.
You'll follow sections of the Windrush Way, the Gloucestershire Way, the Warden's Way and the Heart of England Way as you make your way through several of the prettiest villages in the area. The walk takes place on good signed paths and includes riverside paths, woodland trails, hill climbs and picturesque rolling countryside.
The walk starts in the picture postcard village of Bourton on the Water where you can pick up the Windrush Way and follow the path north west to Lower Harford and Aylford where there's the site of a medieval village.
The path continues north west to Hawling and Spoonley Wood before coming to Sudeley Castle just outside Winchcombe.
At Winchcombe you pick up the Gloucestershire Way and follow it east to Fluke's Hill and Haile on the Hill. The route then heads south east to Guiting Wood before coming to the villages of Guiting Power and Naunton where there are some classic old Cotswold stone cottages. The route then follows the Wardens Way to The Slaughters before a final section along the Heart of England Way takes you back into Bourton.

Windrush Way Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Windrush Way Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.


Bourton-on-the-Water - - 138688

Bourton-on-the-Water. Route start.

Site of the medieval village of Lower Harford - - 177200

Site of the medieval village of Lower Harford. The earthworks of this abandoned village are clear to see in this field.

The River Windrush - - 1252151

The River Windrush

Sudeley Castle Gatehouse - - 895703

Sudeley Castle Gatehouse

The Wardens Way in Guiting Wood - - 67451

The Wardens Way in Guiting Wood. Signpost indicating footpaths in Guiting Wood.

War memorial in Guiting Power-geograph-4676663-by-Bill-Boaden

War memorial in Guiting Power, situated on the village green.

Naunton - - 446714


Upper Slaughter - - 5489

Upper Slaughter. Ford near the church

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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