Monarch’s Way and Newark Park Circular Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4.5-6h
Distance
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16.6 km
Elevation
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521 m
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If you enjoy lengthy countryside walks and taking strolls through quaint villages, then the Monarch’s Way and Newark Park Circular Walk is a perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. The trail sets out from the Newark Park National Trust building and loops through the undulating countryside to pass through the villages of Hillesley and Wortley, while offering scenic views of the surrounding Cotswolds landscape. Be sure to keep to the well-trodden pathways, as portions of this route border private property.

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Route Description for Monarch’s Way and Newark Park Circular Walk

Walking the Monarch’s Way and Newark Park Circular Trail is a great way to get outside and explore a variety of scenic landscapes set within the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside. Setting out from the Newark Park National Trust building, you will make your way east through what was once a Tudor hunting ground to traverse the undulating terrain surrounding Ozleworth. From there, you will cut across the beautifully scenic hillside to the southwest, eventually arriving at the charming village of Hillesley. After making your way through the village, turn to the north to traverse the open farmland on the way to Wortley, where you will be able to explore another lovely village. At this point, you will climb uphill through the forest to the northeast and enjoy some final sweeping views across The Cotswolds landscape before arriving back at the trailhead in Newark Park.

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 Monarch’s Way and Newark Park Circular Walk Trailhead

To reach the trailhead for the Monarch’s Way and Newark Park Circular Walk from the Synwell Playing Field, head northeast on West View for 128 m and turn right onto Blackquarries Hill. Follow this for 1.6 km and make a right onto Park Lane. After 0.5 km, make a right and continue on for another 0.5 km to arrive at the parking area.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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