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Bourton on the Hill Walks

7 miles (11.6 km)

This small Cotswolds village is located near Moreton-in-Marsh and Blockley in Gloucestershire. The hillside village includes several historic buildings including a 17th century cottage and a noteworthy church dating back to the 12th century.
The village lies on the Heart of England Way providing an opportunity to explore the area on a good waymarked footpath.
This circular walk from the village uses the trail and a section of the Monarch's Way to visit Sezincote House, Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford Arboretum.
Sezincote is located just south of the village and is a major highlight of the area. Here you will find a splendid Mogul Indian palace surrounded by stunning gardens with a curving orangery, spring-fed pools, canals and a large lake. At Batsford just north of the settlement, you will find a glorious arboretumandbotanical garden with Japanese maples, magnolias and pines.


GL56 9AQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bourton on the Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bourton on the Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bourton on the Hill


The Horse & Groom is located in the village at postcode GL56 9AQ. The pub is a Georgian stone inn with a Grade II listing. Modern cuisine is served in a lovely dining room. An open fire has been tastefully added to the spacious, light-filled bar. The pub has five en-suite rooms that are perfect for trips to nearby Moreton-in-Marsh and the Batsford Arboretum. A lovely, protected garden with lots of seating and breathtaking views of the Cotswolds is available. There is car parking and the pub is also dog friendly.


Bourton-on-the-Hill village - - 2381115

Bourton-on-the-Hill village

Bourton-on-the-Hill - - 1819531

View to the village from across the fields

View over The Cotswolds, Bourton on the Hill - - 3092562

View over The Cotswolds countryside from a high point in the village.

Top of the hill, Bourton on the Hill - - 633553

A view back down the main street towards Moreton in Marsh. The stunning hillside community has wonderful views of the town of Moreton in Marsh.

Church of St. Laurence, Bourton-on-the-Hill - - 1918044

Church of St. Laurence, Bourton-on-the-Hill. The AnglicanChurch of St Lawrence was built in the 12th century. It is a grade Ilisted building. The chancel, north and south porches, and the nave, which has north and south aisles, make up the limestone structure. A tower at the westernmost point is held up by diagonal buttresses. Six bells make up the tower, the oldest of which was cast in 1677. A 14th-century piscina and a 15th-century octagonal font can be found inside the church. Additionally, there are numerous memorials and monuments.

Sezincote House (geograph 4492364)

Sezincote House

Batsford Arboretum - - 3736553

Batsford Arboretum in autumn.

Longborough War Memorial - - 2075827

Longborough War Memorial

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