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Walks Around the Slaughters

Walks Around the Slaughters

by: Mark Richards
For visitors new to the Cotswolds there must be a prosaic charm in discovering on the map the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter, near Bourton-on-the-Water. In benign simplicity the Saxon place-names allude to 'the valley of the marsh'. The marsh is largely tamed and under manorial rule the agricultural villages have come down the ages to us in tidy homogeneous order, as befits the setting. Throughout England village pairs exist, but few, if any, embody more surely the sense of rural picturesque than the Slaughters.

This little guide describes six circular walks all beginning from the door of the Old Mill in Lower Slaughter. The route finding instructions are comprehensive and there are detailed sketch maps for each walk plus an overview map of the Slaughter Vale. There are also a number of attractive pen and ink illustrations. The book is an ideal companion for anyone planning to visit the area and explore on foot.

The walk locations are:
Upper Slaughter and Hollow Bottom - 3.6 miles
Slaughter Vale - a casual stroll around the two villages - 2.9 miles
Upper Slaughter and Buckle Street - 2.7 miles
Bourton-on-the-Water - 3.6 miles
River Eye and River Dikler - 2.2 miles
Stow-on-the-Wold - 8.6 miles

ISBN 9781873877128 Pages 24 (2016) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.95