Bibury and Bibury Court Estate is a 4 mile loop trail located near Bibury, Gloucestershire, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

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A circular walk from the popular Gloucestershire village of Bibury in the Cotswolds. The craftsman and artist William Morris described Bibury as the most beautiful village in England when he visited, so it is no wonder that it is a honeypot for tourists. The walking route follows a stretch of the River Coln, passing idyllic stone cottages, the village church and the Jacobean country house. Leaving the bustling village behind, the remainder of the route follows paths and tracks through the Bibury Court Estate, peaceful rolling hills of arable fields and a couple of sheep pastures. The walk has several gentle gradients but nothing too steep. There are no stiles on route, but you will need to negotiate several gates and a few steps. The tracks and woodland paths are well made but are quite rutted in part and can get very muddy after wet weather and in winter. Most of the route is livestock free but you will need to cross one sheep pasture and one further pasture which is sometimes used for grazing. The cottages in Arlington Row may look familiar to you. An artists impression of these cottages has been used in UK passports for many years. Allow 2 hours.

Bibury is located about 7 miles north east of Cirencester in Gloucestershire. The village does get very busy at peak times and parking is limited, so arrive early if you are visiting at the weekend or on a sunny day. The walk starts and finishes from the free parking area alongside the river bridge, between the Swan Inn and the trout farm. This has space for two coaches and about 12 cars. If this area is full, there is also roadside parking alongside the river on the B4425. Approximate post code GL7 5NW.

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Stevie-Leigh McCall
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WalkingGreat!

Beautiful walk, really nice in good weather.

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Rebecca Sharland
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Absolutely Loved This Walk!! So Beautiful!!

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Jurgita Grigonyte
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Darius Stankevicius
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Joe Denslow
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Nice easy walk with some good scenery and views. Completed with 3 children aged 7, 5 & 3. Enjoyed by all.

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Jordan Rogers
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Alex Pollard
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Suzie Magnus
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Know Martin
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Aditi Satija
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HikingGreat!

Really lovely walk, starts off in a beautiful village and then passes through really varied landscapes with beautiful views. Relatively flat the whole way through, and route directions were written very clearly.

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Ranjit Singh
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WalkingGreat!Off trailRocky

Thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding. Great for all skill levels.

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Josh Joshi
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Really good mapping ,we all enjoyed it. The walk was really interesting and the views were stunning.

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Beata Webster
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Great trail, amazing views!

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Sulie Turner
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Really nice walk but muddy!

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Lucy Pearson
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Good variety, some bits a bit too muddy at this time of year, took about 2 hours

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Dror Cohen
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Half-day, easy and amazingly beautiful hike.

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claire claire
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Perfect short walk from this beautiful village. The directions are excellent. The hoards of tourists are left behind & the landscape can be enjoyed in peace .

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Steve Ashcroft
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A good walk despite the mud! The right turn onto a tarmac road is no longer signposted.

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Peter Leigh
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Liam Wilson
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James Yungman
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Heather Marnoch
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Helen Smyth
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Anne-marie Birch
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Sam Holmes
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Peter Green
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