Saturday 24 February 2018

Circular Walk from Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Sezincote House

From Moreton-in-Marsh, there is a pleasant seven mile circular walk taking in the villages of Longbrough and a fine pub in Bourton-on-the-Hill. From Moreton, you follow a footpath south west across the fields, gently climbing up to Longbrough. From this sleepy hamlet, you strike north taking in wide views of the countryside and passing close to the charismatic Sezincote House, which apparently mixes Cotswold Mogul and Moorish architecture. After the steep climb up to Bourton-on-the-Hill, stop in the Horse and Groom for a pint or lunch, before heading east down the road towards Moreton. After a few hundred yards, you take the lane north towards Batsford Park, and then follow a winding footpath east back to Moreton. The route includes stretches of the Monarch’s Way (named for the escape of King Charles II from the Battle of Worcester in 1651), and the Heart of England Way.