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Bourton-on-the-water and the River Windrush. 01/08/2015 10.5mile

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We again wanted to hike around the Cotswolds so decided to walk along the a bit of the river Windrush which started from Bourton-on-the-water. Parking is a little dear inside the town and the council car parks will totally rip you off for about £8 if you need five hours of parking, lucky some local farmers have all day car parks for £3 so keep your eyes open as you drive in. The Walk was about 10.5 mile, and with fine weather we starting walking North through the town to Lower Slaughter and then to Upper Slaughter. Both the villages have the river Eye flowing through them and in upper slaughter you will find an old water mill and a waterwheel, also some nice pubs and Inns lie within the villages. On this walk you follow both the Wardens way & the Windrush way these are both walks that will, if needed, take the walker all the way from Bourton-on -the-water to the large town of Winchcombe. The walk passes through some of the best Cotswolds farmland, large open valleys and river side views, and a nice Inn which we found in the small village of Naunton with the name of the Black Horse, inside you will find some good real ale to help you along the way back home. On the return leg of the walk you come across the River Windrush a river that runs for some 40 miles and finally finishes in the Thames near to Newbridge, also a now disused railway line that once went into Bourton-on-the-water the banbury and Cheltenham direct railway which closed 1962-1964

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