This historic walk (approximately 2 miles) takes you through around the village, past some of its buildings and landmarks. With historic information signs along the route so you experience the village first hand and immerse yourself in the village’s culture and history.
The walk begins at Sign No 1, positioned on the main A360 road at the eastern end of the village. The sign directs you to St Andrew’s Church nearby and also gives you some information about walks towards Winterbourne Stoke. For the Village Walk, take the route along the main road into the village up to the Old Baptist Church for Sign No 2. From here you head down towards the river and over Bourton Bridge to Sign No 3, then up along The Common to Maddington Woods (Sign 4) which gives information about an additional circular walk up through the woods. From here you turn right on the main road to the Blind House (Sign 5).
Across the road and onto Highfield Rise to see Sign 6 by the side of the Coop shop, and then follow the High Street past the village school, stopping at the Methodist Chapel which has Sign 7 on its wall. St Mary’s Church and The Plume of Feathers also have signs (Nos 8 and 9 respectively) .
The walk then continues, turning left at the junction and then past the Recreation Ground (Sign 10) then turning left into Tanners Lane and ends at The Butts (Sign 11).
Why not plan your walk on a day the Sports & Social Club, Oasis Coffee shop or Plume of Feathers are open and enjoy some refreshments along the way where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere of this historic village.
- Explore the route at your own pace.
- Choose the parts of the route that you’re most interested in.
- Take your time and enjoy the scenery.
- Make stops along the way to explore and take photos.
- Customise the route to fit your interests and abilities.
No matter how you choose to enjoy the route, you’re sure to have an enjoyable experience.