This blog is all about showing you the best places to go for a nice walk, be it uphill and gruelling or leisurely and scenic, here is a list of some local places to explore!
- Fairford lap
Fairford is a lovely Cotswold town located just 6 miles out of Cirencester. This walk takes you over the River Col and forms a 2.5km route with very little incline. Please go to https://www.fairfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/visitors/walks/the-circular-river-walk-2-miles/ to see more details of the walk!
2. Cirencester Park
Cirencester park, the nearest park to our Clinic, encompasses 3000 acres of parkland including a lake and a Polo ground which is the oldest Polo ground in the world! This is a very steady walk and is located next to the town centre. The park’s post code is GL7 6LA, but parking is available throughout the town.
3. Cricklade to Lechlade
This walk is a bit longer at around 11 miles yet still flat. The path follows the River Thames between the two villages. I would recommend starting in Cricklade which is located just off the busy A419 dual carriageway linking junction 15 of the M4 and Cirencester. There is plenty of carparking in Cricklade. After the walk I would catch the Stagecoach Swindon bus 51 which runs from Swindon to Cricklade, again hourly (Monday – Saturday). For more details check out: https://www.thames-path.org.uk/thames_cricklade_lechlade.html
4. The Leckhampton loop
This is a more challenging walk with lots of incline at times and around 7km of walking. Leckhampton is located in south Cheltenham and its peak provides views over Cheltenham and surrounding areas. The walk starts at GL53 9NG in a car park opposite the Seven Springs pub, then the route is signposted along the Cotswold way.
Thank you very much for reading and enjoy the walks!
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