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Cotswolds Walk
Bibury & Ablington Circular

Region - Cotswolds

County/Area - Gloucestershire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 4.1 miles / 6.7 km    Ascent - 250 feet / 76 metres

Time - 2 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy

Start - OS grid reference SP115067
Lat 51.758871 // Long -1.834785
Postcode GL7 5NN (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

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This short Gloucestershire circular walk in the Cotswolds explores the countryside to the north of the attractive village of Bibury. The routes uses well defined tracks and country lanes. The return leg of the route passes through Ablington village with its delightful cottages in a rural setting.

Parking in Bibury is available in a lay-by beside the River Coln just north of the small footbridge across the river (grid ref. SP115067). With the river on your right, walk south along the B4425, past the Post Office and around a left-hand bend. Continue to the end of the pavement, pass a letter box in the wall on your left and take the next left (Packhorse Lane) signed as a no-through road. The track bends left and then shortly after heads right and continues as a grassy track. Stay on the bridleway for about a kilometre, passing the rear of Bibury Far on your right and a barn on the left to reach a junction of tracks (grid ref. SP123082).

Take the left-hand-fork through a gate and follow the bridleway for a kilometre to reach Saltway Barn at a junction of tracks (grid ref. SP118092). Turn left along a bridleway, which is enclosed by hedges for part of the way, for two kilometres to reach a lane in Ablington village. Turn left along the lane and continue back to Bibury.



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