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This beauty of a walk leads you between two of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds, over hilltops, down valleys and through shaded woodlands. Whilst slightly more challenging than others in the series, your efforts will be rewarded by invitingly warm pubs and some of the most splendid views in the country.
- Distance: 6 miles (Short cut 2½ miles)
- Duration: 3½ - 4½ hrs (Short cut 1½ - 2½ hrs)
- Difficulty: Moderate, some steep sections and stiles. Muddy sections after wet weather.
- Parking: Stanton Village Club next to the cricket ground on main road out of village. The Mount Inn for customers only. ***Please do not park in village centre***
- Public transport: For the No. 606 bus from Cheltenham to Broadway please see the Traveline website, includes a short walk
- Refreshments: The Mount Inn, Stanton Village Club, Snows Hill Arms and Snowshill Cafe (National Trust) (check opening hours)
Points of Interest:
- Shenberrow Hill Camp - dates from the British Iron Age (700BCE - 43CE) although minor excavations have produced evidence to suggest the site may have been occupied earlier during the Bronze Age (2400BCE - 700BCE). The site covers approximately 2.5 acres, making it smaller than most other camps that typically lined the western edge of the Cotswolds during the same period.
- Snows Hill Manor and Gardens (National Trust) - the unconventional 16thC home of the eccentric Charles Paget Wade, who delighted in creating a stage for his life and passions and was fascinated by anything hand-crafted and made with skill. From snuff-boxes to suits of armour, masks to musical instruments, Snowshill Manor is a treasure trove of quirky and curious objects. The garden at Snowshill Manor was designed by Charles Wade and his friend, and prominent Arts and Crafts architect, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott.