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Cotswold River Walks Guidebook

Cotswold River Walks Guidebook

by: Colin Handy
A book of circular walks in countryside unspoilt by time. Each one offers a chance to view the daily life of riverbank animals, birds and fish. From the secret worlds of badger and deer, the mysterious life of the water vole, the busy dance of the dipper, the flight of the kingfisher and patient hunting of the heron to the watery life of the trout. Cotswold River Walks brings you all of all these and more.

Today's popular watering spots for visitors include Bourton-on-the-Water, The Slaughters, Winchcombe and Burford, all of which are featured in this book along with twelve other picturesque places. The book is dedicated to those rivers with magical names including the Churn, the Windrush, the Leach, the Thames or Isis and to the footpaths and bridleways that accompany them. Each circular walk takes the rambler along a stretch of the river, allowing plenty of time to discover the hidden charms of the area. Many offer the opportunity to picnic by the quiet waters or just sit and watch the riverside wildlife at rest or play.

Clear navigation instruction together with some background information about the walks is supplemented with. detailed illustrated sketch maps. There are also some black and white photographs.

The walk locations are:
Cirencester, Abbey Grounds and River Churn - 2 miles
Fairford via East End and River Coln - 2 miles
Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle and River Isbourne - 2 miles
Fairford and River Coln - 2 miles
Southrop and Eastleach and River Leach - 3 miles
Lechlade and River Thames - 3 miles
Buscott and Kelmscott and River Thames - 4 miles
Bourton-on-the-Water and Little Rissington - 4 miles
Bledington and Kingham and River Evenlode - 4.5 miles
Withington and Chedworth Roman Villa - 5 miles
Upper Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water - 5 miles
Burford and Swinbrook and River Windrush - 5 miles
Kelmscott and Radcot and River Thames - 6 miles
Bibury and Coln St Aldwyn and River Coln - 6 miles
Guiting Power and Naunton and River Windrush - 6 miles
Great Barrington and Great Rissington - 7 miles

ISBN 9781873877050 Pages 52 (2011) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 4.95