Idbury Circular Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4.5h
Distance
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12.2 km
Elevation
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339 m
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Walking the Idbury Circular is a lovely adventure that will not only take you through the beautiful terrain of The Cotswolds AONB, but also through several charming villages. While out on the trail, you will pass through varied terrain that includes open farmland, rolling hills, serene woodlands, and sleepy villages, making for a relaxing afternoon outdoors. For those who feel like turning their adventure into a bit of a pub walk, you can pop into the pubs in Nether Westcote and Bledington for some mid-walk refreshments.

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Route Description for Idbury Circular Walk

For those outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy relaxing village walks and stretches of open farmland laid out before them, the Idbury Circular Walk will provide hours of exercise and fun out on the trails. Setting out from the small village of Idbury, you will first head east towards The Foxholes Nature Reserve, turning north along its wooded expanse to cross the open farmland on the way to Bledington. After passing through the historic village, you will make your way to the west and traverse the rolling green hills of the countryside before turning south to climb uphill through the village of Nether Westcote. After this, it is a quick jaunt along the road to return to Idbury where you began.

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 Idbury Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Idbury Circular Walk from Stow-on-the-Wold, head south on Fosse Way/Roman Road/A429 for 0.7 mi. Make a slight left here onto A424, following it for 4.2. Turn left and continue on for 0.6 mi before making a right on Church Street. You will arrive at the starting point of the walk in 0.2 mi.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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