Guiting Power and Naunton Circular Walk

MODERATE 4 reviews

Guiting Power and Naunton Circular Walk is a 7.9 kilometer loop trail located near Guiting Power, Gloucestershire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
287 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

partially paved

river

A circular walk from the Cotswold village of Guiting Power in Gloucestershire. Guiting Power may be a typical Cotswold village in term of its stone cottages and surrounding rolling hills but, for its size, it is surprisingly well served. It has a bakery, Post Office, village shop, children's nursery, village hall, recreation ground and two pubs. The walking route performs a simple loop on field paths and quiet tracks, taking in two more small villages along the way, Barton and Naunton. The route has several steady and long climbs and descents throughout, although there are no particularly steep climbs. Some of the tracks and field paths can be very muddy in winter or after periods of rain so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate kissing gates, some steps plus two stiles. One stile has a gap alongside suitable for Labrador-size dogs, but the other only has a fencing gap for small dogs, so larger dogs will need to climb over. Most of the route crosses arable land, but you will also cross a handful of small pastures that you are likely to be sharing with sheep so take particular care with dogs. You are also likely to see plenty of game birds along the way. There are a couple of short sections walking along country lanes, so take care of traffic on these stretches. Allow 2.5 hours.

1 month ago

nicely maintained trail.

hiking
2 months ago

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