GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cirencester Park Walk

9 miles (14 km)

Explore 3000 acresof parkland and woodland on this fine circular walk in Cirencester. This extensive park has miles of woodland trails, a large lake and a deer park. You can walk along the wonderful tree lined Broad Ride and visit the 19th century Polo-ground - the oldest in Great Britain. There are also great views into the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. The park entrance is located on the western side of the town centre so is easy to reach.
The Monarch's Way and the Macmillan Way both run past the park so you could pick up these trails to continue your walking in the area.


GL7 2BP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Cirencester Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cirencester Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Cirencester

  • Monarch's Way - This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester
  • Macmillan Way - This epic long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset
  • Sapperton Circular Walk - The Cotswolds village of Sapperton has some good trails to follow through the extensive local woodland and attractive Cotswolds countryside
  • Chalford and the Toadsmoor Valley - Enjoy a walk along the Thames and Severn Canal before exploring the woodland of the Toadsmoor Valley on this walk from Chalford
  • Cotswold Water Park - This fabulous attraction has numerous waterside cycling and walking paths taking you around the park's 150 lakes
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Ampney Crucis - This small Cotswolds based village lies just to the east of Cirencester.

Dog Walking

The park is a great place for a dog walk and the areas where you can walk them are indicated at the park. To protect wildlife, please do not take your dog any further west than the ‘T-junction’ at the top of the Broad Avenue.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around the Cirencester area, head south from the town to visit the splendid Cotswold Water Park. There's miles of great waterside trails to follow around the lakes here.
To the north west of the park you can try our Sapperton Circular Walk and Chalford and the Toadsmoor Valley Walk in a delightul part of the Cotswolds. The pretty village of Frampton Mansell is also not far and well worth a visit.
If you were to head to Kemble you would find the Source of the Thames. You can visit the site on foot from the town by following the waymarked Monarch's Way west. It will take you straight to Trewsbury House where you turn south to get to the source. You can also pick up the Thames Path National Trail here.
Just to the east there's the villages of Ampney Crucis and Ampney St Peter where you can visit some noteworthy ancient churches.


Polo at Cirencester Park - - 18944

Cirencester Park Polo Club is the oldest in the UK, founded 1894. The photo was taken at the Cheltenham College Polo Invitation Day, showing Old Cheltonians v. Old Etonians

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Cirencester Park

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Overley Ride on the Earl of Bathurst's Cirencester Park Estate

Daglington Walk, Cirencester Park - - 170162

Gate to the Daglingworth Path on the Bathhurst Estate. The Bathurst family originate from Sussex where, in the 13th Century, they owned extensive lands and a castle.In the 18th century Sir Benjamin Bathurst turned the site into one of thegreatest privately-owned parks in the country.

The Round House - Cirencester Park - - 531434

The Round House. Another folly, but this one is lived in.

Cirencester Park Folly - - 531407

This is one of a number of follies in the estate

Pope's Seat - Cirencester Park - - 531427

Pope's Seat. The Earl Bathurst was a patron of the poet Alexander Pope and this folly, one of several in the Park, is named after him.

Cirencester Park and House - - 1629477

A view of Cirencester Park and the house shot from the tower of the Parish Church


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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