|This route does not follow a
historic trail but uses mostly footpaths and bridleways. Although not too strenuous, there
are some steep ascents in parts. If you need a rest day, Cheltenham is a well-known spa
town not far off the route. The walk is a mixture of hills with splendid views and mellow
stone villages set in the lowlands. The Cotswolds are an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Years
ago, they were an important area for sheep. There is much to interest walkers on this
route - Bronze Age barrows, hill forts, mills, market towns, churches. Most of the
churches and manor houses were built by people who made fortunes in the wool trade.
Naturalists wil not be disappointed as many unusual plants can be found along the way. In
fact, most tastes are satisfied on this walk.
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