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Bibury & Ablington Circular
Introduction to Walk 3636

Photo from the 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

An easy Cotswolds walk from Bibury exploring the countryside to the north of the village. The route the turns south and returns through delighful Ablington back to the start. This walk captures many of the characteristics of the Cotdwolds from stone built cottages to the open expanses beyond the villages. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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