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The Slaughters and Naunton: Sleepy Cotswolds


Event Details


Coronavirus / Covid-19

Following recent changes in government advice regarding Covid-19 to avoid all non-essential travel and maintain social distancing, all walks and other activities are cancelled until further notice.

We will continue to review the situation in line with guidance issued by the government.  Further information can be found here, and will be udpated in due course.

General information

A moderate walk through the hidden, autumnal gems of the Cotswolds.
Starting at the Cotswold, chocolate box village of Lower Slaughter, we make our way along the river Eye, up and its watershed to the river Windrush to wend our way between the winding Windrush and the line of the Beeching axed, Cheltenham railway line. Over the Naunton Golf Course returning to the valley floor at Naunton’s beautiful Dovecote. A lunch break in Naunton will be taken, either here at the Dovecote, or for those who would like to imbibe, The Black Horse Inn.
Gathering at the Black Horse we rise up over watershed again to return to the river Eye, following it along through firstly Upper Slaughter and returning to our starting point at Lower Slaughter.

Terrain / Difficulty

Moderate walk, a little muddy at times, gentle short climbs

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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