Minster Lovell and Burford Walk
Minster Lovell and Burford Walk

Minster Lovell and Burford Walk

The Cotswolds
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Minster Lovell and Burford Walk

Minster Lovell and Burford Walk

Distance: 10.3mi
Elevation: 1,365ft
Time: 4-5.5h

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The Minster Lovell and Burford Walk is a great experience in Oxfordshire that will lead you around several historic villages set within The Cotswolds AONB. While out walking this route, you will pass through charming locales such as Swinbrook, Widford, Burford, and Fullbrook, taking in the beautifully scenic views of picturesque countryside and historic buildings along the way. This is a fantastic intermediate length route for a fun weekend excursion.

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Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Minster Lovell and Burford Walk from Witney, head west on Mill Street/A4095 for 0.8mi and continue straight through the roundabout. Press on for another 2.3mi and turn right to enter the parking lot.

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Minster Lovell and Burford Walk Description

Walking the Minster Lovell and Burford Trail is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon on the weekend, as you will be able to roam the countryside to your heart’s content, taking in the lovely views of the surrounding landscape and historic buildings of each village that you pass. Setting out from the car park at The Horse and Radish, head west along the road and eventually break away from it to the northwest, walking parallel to the River Windrush until you approach the village of Asthall. Head north and cross over the river, turning west once again on a loop through Swinbrook, Widford, Burford, and Fullbrook. Each of these villages offers something in the way of historic buildings, shops, or pubs, so take as much time as you would like exploring their historic streets. After passing through Fullbrook, make your way east along the road and turn south in between the swathes of forest to descend the hillside. After passing by the Church of Saint Oswald, turn to the east to retrace your steps back through Swinbrook on the return leg back to the starting point of the route in Minster Lovell.

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.

Insider Hints

  • If you're planning on doing this trail from Minster Lovell, consider staying at Indah Cottage, which is a great choice for those who want to explore the area.



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