Castle Combe and Slaughterford

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 02
2022

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Jul 1 at 22:00:00
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16.5km (10 miles) and steep in places due to hilly nature of the terrain. 157 metres at highest point. Total height gain 403 metres

Located within the Cotswold Hills, with its rolling hills and picturesque villages, the Cotswold Hills were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) in 1966.  Castle Combe is a quintessentially English village often named as the ‘prettiest village in England’. It has featured regularly as a film location, most recently in The Wolf Man, Stardust and Stephen Spielberg’s War Horse. It was also used in the original Dr Doolittle film. The village has a rich history and the houses are made up of the honey coloured Cotswold stone, typical for a village of this area.

Today’s walk is a circular route starting and ending at the 14th Century market village of Castle Combe, that has a mix of both meadows and woodland.  We start by following the Bybrook River upstream to West Kington, before heading south, passing through North Wraxall, before we rejoin the Bybrook River in Slaughterford.  From here we then follow the valley of the Bybrook River back up to pretty market village of Castle Combe.

 

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Photo Credits: All photos taken by Colin Day and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

 

taken where the footpath runs along side the Manor Golf club in Castle Combe
Castle Combe village buildings
Rolling Cotswold Hill meadow taken between West Kington and North Wraxall
Woodland path along the Macmillan way south of Castle Combe
The Roman (or Smart's) bridge at far end of Castle Combe
ODL flag picture from 2020 - Castle Combe village bridge
Large pond taken at Ford
taken where the footpath runs along side the Manor Golf club in Castle Combe
Castle Combe village buildings
Rolling Cotswold Hill meadow taken between West Kington and North Wraxall
Woodland path along the Macmillan way south of Castle Combe
The Roman (or Smart's) bridge at far end of Castle Combe
ODL flag picture from 2020 - Castle Combe village bridge
Large pond taken at Ford

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