GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wotton-under-Edge Walks

5 miles (8 km)

A circular walk around this pretty Cotswolds town using the Cotswold Way and other public footpaths. It's about a 5 mile walk so should take roughly 2 to 3 hrs to complete.
The walk starts in the centre of the town and takes you through farmland to Wortley before climbing through the woodland on Wortley Hill. The route then passes Newark Park where you have the option to explore the lovely 700 acre estate. The extensive park includes lakes, gardens and more woodland trails.
After leaving the park the route descends to Coombe and Holywell before returning to the town.
To extend your walk you can visit Westridge Woods just to the north west of the town. You can follow the Cotswold Way to the site which includes the Tyndale Monument.
The 19th century tower was built in honour of William Tyndale, a translator of the New Testament who was born in the area. The tower is next to the geologically significant Nibley Knoll which shows a thick section of Lower and Middle Jurassic rocks.

Wotton-under-Edge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wotton-under-Edge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Star Inn is a classic Cotswold stone pub dating back to the 16th century. In the charming interior there's also historical memorabilia of the White Star Line shipping company which was famous for the ill-fated Titanic. John Cambridge, who started the company, was born in the pub in 1784. They serve good quality food and also have a fine selection of ales. You can find them at 21, Market Street with a postcode of GL12 7AE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country trails and woodland footpaths in Wortley Woods make for a fine dog walk. The Star Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Wotton Hill is located just to the north west of the town. It's another good place for a local walk with fine views over the Cotswolds from the summit. The hill lies on the Jurassic limestone scarp of the Cotswolds and includes woodland, scrub, grassland and old quarries.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cotswolds Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Wotton-Under-Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1652419

The foot of Old Town seen from The Cloud. No 1 Church Street, the house on the left-hand corner, is listed separately for each frontage, a distinction usually found only in structures that cross parish boundaries, such as bridges. The house on the right is No 2 Church Street but isn't really on Church Street, although it is visible along its whole length.

Bradley Street, Wotton-Under-Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1652737

Bradley Street. The street passes Ellerncroft Road (left) and steepens as it climbs to meet Gloucester Street on the slopes of Wotton Hill. No 55 on the right, with its distinctive stepped voussoirs, is listed.

Hugh Perry Almshouses, Wotton-Under-Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1652431

Hugh Perry Almshouses. The hexagonal wood cupola that surmounts the roof of the C17-C18 almshouses on Church Street, which can be seen on the left of the Falcon Inn. "Hugh Perry was a merchant and Alderman of the City of London. He bequeathed £300 for the building of the Almshouses"

Chipping Gardens and car park - geograph.org.uk - 1003188

Chipping Gardens and car park

View southwards from Newark Park - geograph.org.uk - 580014

View southwards from Newark Park. Reckoned to be one of the best views in Gloucestershire, this is the view southwards from the terrace of Newark Park. If anything the views from inside the house are even better as they are from a higher vantage point.

Cotswold scarp at Wortley (2) - geograph.org.uk - 1651109

Cotswold scarp at Wortley 1. Crossing the image is Hillmill Lane. The Cotswold Way follows the line of trees, reddening in the low afternoon sun, on the left up the scarp into Longcroft Wood.

Cotswold scarp at Wortley - geograph.org.uk - 1650842

Cotswold scarp at Wortley 2. Seen across the mouth of Ozleworth Bottom from the road between Alderley and Tresham as it ascends Winner Hill. The line of trees climbing the scarp in the centre marks the Cotswold Way on Wortley Hill.

Wotton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1653505

Wotton Hill. The view from Wotton Hill viewpoint.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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