GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Windrush Way

14 miles (22 km)

This lovely walk through the Cotswolds runs from Bourton on the Water to Winchcombe. The path follows the River Windrush to Naunton and proceeds through Hawling and onto Winchcombe. Walk highlights are the riverside walking and the 15th century, Sudeley Castle with its beautiful, award winning gardens and lovely chapel.

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

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

Pubs/Cafes

In Bourton head to The Mousetrap Inn for some refreshments. The pub does excellent food and also has its own art gallery with landscape paintings in oil by local artist Silvi Schaumloeffel.There's a cosy, attractive interior with a log fire while outside there's a garden area for warmer days. You can find the inn at Lansdowne with a postcode of GL54 2AR for your sat navs. The pub is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

We'd recommend a visit to the Cotswold Motoring Museum or Birdland in Bourton. They are two of the most popular attractions in the area and well worth a visit if you have time.
For a longer walk along the trail try the Windrush Way Circular Walk. This uses the trail and several other waymarked paths to create a circular route around the area. You'll return to Bourton using parts of the Gloucestershire Way, the Warden's Way and the Heart of England Way passing the picturesque villages of Guiting Power, Naunton and The Slaughters on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gloucestershire Walks and the Cotswolds Walks pages.

Photos

Bridge-over Bourton Waters

Bridge-over Bourton Waters

The Windrush Way, near Hawling - geograph.org.uk - 687194

The trail near Hawling. The Windrush Way briefly shares the carriageway in the foreground before going south to the right just beyond the signage. The telegraph pole is 18 metres to the west of the eastern edge of this square. The next square east starts just past the entrance to the Way at the right.

River Windrush, Naunton - geograph.org.uk - 178001

River Windrush, Naunton. As the river Windrush flows through Naunton the village's main street is actually lower than the bed of the river.

Gatehouse, Sudeley Castle-geograph-4847906-by-Anthony-ONeil

Gatehouse, Sudeley Castle

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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