Plan your trip
Turn to Walk 3 in this issue for your step-by-step guide to our 8 ½ -mile circular from Snowshill.
Two miles from the larger village of Broadway, Snowshill is reached by country roads, either via the A44 from the north, or west from junction 9 of the M5. The 606 bus from Cheltenham/Stratfordupon-Avon stops six times a day,
½ -mile from our suggested route, just outside Stanton (Point 4) ( www.marchants-coaches.com).
WHERE TO STAY
Country Walking stayed at the White Hart Inn in nearby Winchcombe, a Walkers are Welcome town which strives to make itself extra-accommodating to those roaming the Cotswolds on foot. A 16th-century inn with modern lodgings, the White Hart offers a mix of rooms. B&B for two in an en-suite double costs £110pn, while a ‘rambler room’ (with shared facilities) is £60pn (01242 602359; www.whitehartwinchcombe.co.uk). Find more great places to stay locally at www.cotswolds.com
WHERE TO EAT
Two excellent country pubs are passed on our route: The Mount Inn midway at Stanton (01386 584316; www.themountinn. co.uk) and The Snowshill Arms at the end (01386 852653; www.snowshillarms.co.uk). If you’re saving your appetite for the latter, expect to choose from a menu of hearty mains like steak and kidney pie or gammon and chips, costing from £8, washed down with ales from the local Donnington Brewery.