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WOTTON UNDER EDGE to WATERLEY BOTTOM

Waypoint Map Reference Bearing to next waypoint
START ST 7561 9317 356

WP1

ST 7560 9340

324

WP2 ST 7536 9372 14
WP3 ST 7545 9407 342
WP4 ST 7524 9472 307
WP5 ST 7502 9489 252
WP-P1 ST 7457 9474 15
WP6 ST 7470 9519 321
WP7 ST 7433 9565 281
WP8 ST 7411 9569 324
WP9 ST 7388 9600  13
WP10 ST 7404 9669 43
WP11 ST 7413 9678 21
WP12 ST 7427 9713 10
WP13  ST 7440 9782 93
WP14 ST 7477 9780 105
WP15 ST 7533 9764 123
WP16 ST 7553 9750 198
WP17 ST 7543 9720 179
WP18 ST 7543 9706 129
WP19 ST 7582 9675 178
WP20 ST 7583 9622 164
WP21 ST 7619 9493 148
WP22 ST 7642 9456 160
WP23 ST 7650 9434 178
WP24 ST 7652 9404 222
WP25 ST 7638 9389 222
WP26 ST 7590 9335 280
WP1 ST 7560 9340 178
START ST 7561 9317 -
General:- 8.2 Miles. Most of this  route is wide path or track and it's a lot easier to follow than it looks on the map. However, there are some steep hills but this is offset by two pubs on route to aid your recovery. The Cotswold area is famous for its beech woods and this walk has them a-plenty. Walk it in spring to see the rich variety of woodland flowers or autumn for the leaf colour and the crunch of beech nut shells underfoot.

The Tyndale Monument. The tower has a brief inscription on it but this does not begin to describe the work of William Tyndale and what he unleashed. He lived in dangerous times (Henry VIII was on the throne!). Tyndale, a Catholic priest, was also a religious reformer and he hit on the novel idea of using a new invention (printing) to bring bible reading to the masses. The big problem was that the only bible available was written in Latin and few could read it, so Tyndale re-wrote it in English and incorporated a few of his own ideas. You might think the author of the first bible written in English would be hailed as a literary genius, no chance, the church, fearing it would undermine their authority (history proved them right), tried to suppress the book and got Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Thomas More to make it illegal to read the bible, can you imagine it!!! Too late, the public thirst for knowledge was absolutely unstoppable and they risked everything to read it. Tyndale was in real trouble now, he fled to the continent but the Catholic church caught him and he was executed. Meanwhile Sir Thomas More had fallen foul of Henry VIII and was executed for his religious beliefs (clearly a no win situation for clerics in those days). When you see the Tyndale monument it's worth reflecting on the power of the pen and what people had to go through for the simple right to write and read a book, oh yes, history can teach us a lot!

If you are using a GPS or compass take care at waypoint 5. Because you are walking a big loop the direct line between Wp5 and 6 is 90 degrees from the correct path. I have used a plotline (G12-P1) to aid this. For a full explanation go to our navigation page and read about plotlines. (GPS length 7.74 miles). 

How to get there: Park in the town centre car park next to the Tourist Information Centre. Getting to Wotton under Edge is