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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Kingham to Moreton-in Marsh

Kingham to Moreton-in-Marsh
Length: 17.7km (11.0 miles) Toughness: 3/10

09:37 Great Malvern train from Paddington arriving at Kingham at 11:12.

Return trains from Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington are at: 15:11, 16:08, 17:14, 18:16, 19:14, 20:14, 21:14 (journey time just under 2 hours).

Starting with some potentially muddy paths across fields near the River Evenlode, the route then passes through a number of lovely Cotswold villages, including Adlestrop, whose station (long since closed) was immortalised in the eponymous poem by Edward Thomas in 1914. Chastleton House (National Trust) is an unspoilt Jacobean manor house open in the afternoon, whose café is a welcome tea stop in view of the distance from the lunch stop to the end of the walk.

Taking the higher, scenic, route from Adlestrop to Chastleton will add just over a mile to the distance. There are no suggested ways of significantly shortening the route. Much more information about the walk’s features can be found here.

The suggested lunch stop is the The Fox (tel 01451 870555) at Lower Oddington, after a third of the walk. It’s quite expensive and booking ahead is essential. An alternative, requiring a round trip detour of 2km, is the Horse and Groom (tel 01451 830584) in Higher Oddington.

The walk directions can be downloaded here.


1 comment:

tartanrug said...

Chris - I don't get a 9.37 option on journey planner? Great ticket prices at the mo. Can you assist please?