Coln St. Aldwyns Circular Walk

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Easy
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1.5-2h
Distance
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6.1 km
Elevation
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167 m
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Coln St. Aldwyns Circular Walk

Walking the Coln St. Aldwyns Circular is a charming adventure in The Cotswolds AONB that will take you along the beautiful banks of the River Coln. There is a similar walk that heads to the northwest to visit the village of Bibury; however, this route leads more directly to the west to explore the scenic farmlands and tranquil forests that can be found on the opposite side of the river. There are several sections along this walk that are perfectly suited for off-leash dog walking, allowing your canine companions to run wild across the open fields.

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Route Description for Coln St. Aldwyns Circular Walk

The Coln St. Aldwyns Circular Walk is a beautifully scenic adventure that will expose you to some of the most lovely landscapes that can be found throughout the Gloucestershire countryside. Setting out from the trailhead, you will first make a short loop around the village of Coln St. Aldwyns to explore its historic beauty before crossing over the River Coln to the southwest. From here, you will traverse the picturesque farmland to the west before meeting up once again with the winding banks of the river. Turn to the east and follow along the water’s edge through the fields and forest, until you arrive back at the point where you originally crossed over the river. Make your way back into the lovely village and pop into the New Inn near the trailhead for a couple of post-walk pints.

Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.

Getting to the Coln St. Aldwyns Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Coln St. Aldwyns Circular Walk from Fairford, drive to the northwest on Coronation Street for 4.5 km to arrive at the starting point of the walk. You will find roadside parking throughout the village.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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