Further Walks around Bourton-on-the-Water
A walk from Bourton-on-the-Water
to Lower Slaughter (1½ miles – 40 minutes approx)
Please note that there are no public toilets along this route.
From the village green, walk along the High Street towards the Parish Church.
Turn right to walk through the church gates and continue through the churchyard, passing
close to the church tower.
After leaving the churchyard walk straight ahead along a footpath between two hedges,
passing two schools on the left.
After 400 yards, you arrive at a road. Turn left and walk to the junction with the A429.
Cross the A429 at the traffic lights, turn right and walk for 30 yards.
Turn left to pass through a gate into a field. Note the footpath sign.
Follow the path over two fields to Lower Slaughter.
The village lies on your left so walk a short distance upstream along the river.
The best way to return to Bourton-on-the-Water is to retrace your steps.
See Lower Slaughter for walk to the village of Upper Slaughter.
A circular walk from Bourton-on-the-Water to include river
and lakes (3½ miles – 2 hours approx)
From the village green walk along the Little Rissington road.
Immediately after passing a car park on the right, turn right along a narrow tarmac road
marked by a no through road sign.
Remain on this road for ¾ mile. When the road becomes a stony track, continue ahead.
When you reach a solitary house partly hidden by trees, turn left along another track.
In 400 yard, where the track makes a sharp right turn, walk ahead and go over a stile
into a field.
Walk along the edge of two fields with a woodland on your left.
In the second field, at the end of the woodland, go over a stile on your left.
Cross the river on a long wooden bridge.
When you see a lake in front, bear to the left to pass the lake on your right.
Follow the footpath sign and re-cross the river using another wooden bridge.
Go through two metal gates that are close to each other.
Walk through a narrow strip of woodland with the river and a large lake on your right.
At the end of the wood, turn right to re-cross the river using a wide wooden bridge.
Follow the track with the lake still on your right and in 150 yard climb the stile on
Walk through the field with the track and a hedge on your left.
Climb a stile, rejoin the track and walk to the road.
Turn left and return to Bourton-on-the-Water.