Ilmington and Hidcote Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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2.5-3.5h
Distance
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10.0 km
Elevation
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321 m
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Ilmington and Hidcote Walk

The Ilmington and Hidcote Walk is a beautifully scenic adventure that will take you on a countryside loop to visit the historic Hidcote Manor House and Gardens. While out on the trail, you will traverse open stretches of farmland terrain and walk along quiet country roads to visit the beautifully manicured Hidcote Manor Gardens that offer a fun afternoon of exploration. While the gardens and most of the trail are suitable for children, there are some portions of the walk along roads, so you will need to exercise caution.

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Route Description for Ilmington and Hidcote Walk

The Ilmington and Hidcote walk makes for a great day of exploring the natural and man made beauty that can be found within The Cotswolds AONB, as you will explore the picturesque countryside and well-manicured gardens at Hidcote Manor. Setting out from the village of Ilmington, you will make your way to the northwest across the open farmland to meet up with a country road, following it for a short distance before branching off to the southwest. Here, you will climb gently uphill to pass by the Hidcote Manor Gardens, a lovely and extravagant garden that is a real pleasure to explore and is sure to be a hiut with kids and adults alike. Continue around the loop as it turns to the east, crossing another stretch of open terrain and descending the hillside on the return to Ilmington.

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 Ilmington and Hidcote Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Ilmington and Hidcote Walk from Shipston-on-Stour, head north on Darlingscote Road for 5.0 km and turn left to continue on for another 0.6 km. Continue straight onto Washbrook Place for 0.2 km and make a left on Front Street, where you will find the trailhead on the right in 0.3 km.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-October

  • 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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