Edge Hill Loop
Edge Hill Loop

Edge Hill Loop

The Cotswolds
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Edge Hill Loop

Edge Hill Loop

Distance: 5.9mi
Elevation: 1,043ft
Time: 2.5-3.5h

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Walking the Edge Hill Loop is an amazing experience in The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that will take you past a grand estate for views overlooking the Warwickshire countryside. While out on the trail, you will make your way past the Upton House and Gardens and walk along a wooded edge that offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape before passing through the charming village of Ratley. This is an outstanding route with plenty of natural and historic charm.

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Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Edge Hill Loop from Banbury, head to the northwest on Warwick Road/A422 for 0.6mi and turn left onto Stratford Road/A422. Follow this for 1.4mi and turn right to continue along the same road for another 4.4mi, where you will find the car park on the left.

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Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Edge Hill Loop Description

For outdoor enthusiasts who love beautifully scenic views and historical charm, the Edge Hill Loop is a fantastic option for enjoying a fun day on the trails. Setting out from the car park at the Upton House and Gardens, you will make your way to the southwest past the estate to eventually arrive at the top of a steep, wooded hillside. Follow along the edge to the northwest and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding countryside, as you pass by the village of Edge Hill and turn to the southeast to make your way through Ratley. Here, you will enjoy views of the historic buildings before cutting across the open farmland to the southwest on the return leg of your journey back to Upton House.

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.



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