Guiting Wood Loop

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5.3 km
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191 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Guiting Wood Loop is a charming adventure set in the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside that will allow you to explore some of the beautiful forests that can be found within The Cotswolds AONB. While out walking the trail, you will meander along a tributary of the River Windrush before climbing uphill to explore the tranquil expanse of Guiting Wood. Although there is a bit of uphill walking, this is a pleasant walk that can be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of nearly every skill level.

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Route Description for Guiting Wood Loop

If you enjoy peaceful walks through beautifully scenic forest landscapes, then the Guiting Wood Loop is the perfect route for you to get out and begin exploring some of the amazing trails in The Cotswolds. Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the northwest along the meandering banks of a tributary of the River Windrush, working along the forested base of the hillside before turning to the west along a lane. Eventually, you will break away from the lane and follow a footpath that will lead you through the beautiful expanse of Guiting Wood that provides a wonderfully atmospheric woodland setting. After passing through the wood, you will descend the hillside on the return to the trailhead.

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 Guiting Wood Loop Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Guiting Wood Loop from Winchcombe, drive to the southeast on Castle Street for 0.8 km and keep straight onto Sudeley Hill. Follow this for 2.3 km and continue onto Campden Lane for another 3.4 km before making a left onto Critchford Lane. In 0.8 km, you will find the trailhead on the left.

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