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COLN ST. ALDWYNS to BIBURY

Waypoint Map Reference Bearing to next waypoint
START SP 1455 0521 212

WP1

SP 1431 0475

277

WP2 SP 1275 0482 274
WP3 SP 1256 0482 313
WP4 SP 1103 0605 31
WP5 SP1135 0666 88
WP6 SP 1157 0668 83
WP7 SP 1188 0674 148
WP8 SP 1205 0650 195
WP9 SP1194 0589 118
WP10 SP 1278 0551 108
WP11 SP 1401 0520 150

WP1

SP 1431 0475

59
WP12 SP 1427 0495 -
START SP 1455 0521 -
General:- Although this 6.1 mile circular route is not very long it's a pleasure to walk and ideal for an autumn day. There's the variety of landscape so typical of the Cotswolds; beech woodland, rivers, meadows and little cottages - just like the one you always promised yourself. It's flat and easy to follow, perfect for those new to outdoor walking; if you don't like walking this one, give up!  

Bibury is listed in the Doomsday Book. Arlington Row was built in the mid 1300's as a wool store but converted later to weavers cottages. The little island in front of the cottages is know as Rack Isle after the wooden racks built there for drying cloth. There are pubs in Bibury (turn left a WP6 for The Swan) and Coln St. Aldwyns. (GPS length 6.08 miles)

How to get there: There are plenty of parking spaces near the central crossroads in Coln St. Aldwyns. The easiest route is via the B4426. Turn off on a road signposted to Coln St. Aldwyns just east of Bibury at SP 1192 0687.