walk map and dirs - Save The Countryside of Cheltenham

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Save the countryside
Walk around proposed build area Cheltenham
Starting from Orchard End, Elmstone Hardwicke:
Leave Orchard End, walk down Lowdilow Lane, Hill View Farm on the left. Continue on past a
restricted byway on the right (Dog Bark Lane) to Lowdilow Farm on your right.
Leave Lowdilow Lane and continue directly on to the Bridle Way, cross the River Swilgate to
the Hyde Brook, at this point turn right through a kissing gate and follow footpath sign to
Swindon Village 2miles.
Head diagonally across the field to a farm gate to left of a large oak tree; the embankment of
Wingmoor Farm Landfill Site is on your left.
At the gate follow the yellow sign walking parallel to the river (past water trough) to stile with
marker. From stile follow track to next stile.
Head across ancient ridge and furrow field to stile at opposite right hand corner of the field.
Follow indicator arrow and track adjacent to river; pass large oak tree with attached white
marker. Climb stile besides river and follow indicator arrow, pass through gap in hedge.
At the footbridge over the river, bear left and walk towards a cream coloured bungalow,
keeping to left hand hedge. Pass stile and immediately climb steps to kissing gate onto
Stantons Drive. Continue along Stantons Drive, passing village allotments on the left.
Refreshments and toilets are available at Trails End, Stantons Drive.
Wingmoor Farm
NORTH
Landfill Site
River Swilgate
Lowdilow Farm
Orchard End:
Refreshments
&
Toilet
Hyde Brook
Starting from Stantons Drive, Swindon Village:
Continue along Stantons Drive, Dark Lane on your left and turn right into Manor Road.
Pass Manor Court on the left and at the bottom of the slope turn right through kissing gate sign
posted for Stoke Orchard 21/2 miles.
Follow alongside hedge on right side of field. At gateway and stile, follow yellow marker
keeping alongside hedge and look for wooden bridge through hedge.
Follow yellow marker keeping to left hedge and footbridge over River Swilgate. Cross river
and ploughed field to kissing gate.
Cross Dog Bark Lane (Ancient Highway) and through kissing gate keeping to right hedge of
field, walking towards church tower.
At next kissing gate cross the Green Lane to next kissing gate, continue across field keeping
close to wire fence on the right.
Pass through kissing gate and walk adjacent to pond (old cart wash) through next kissing gate
and short distance to Elmstone Hardwicke Lane. (Be aware of road vehicles) Follow lane,
passing Chosen View Farm on right towards Elmstone Hardwicke Church continue past Old
School and enter Lowdilow Lane.
Refreshments and toilets are available at Orchard End and afterwards at Trails End.
Elmstone
Hardwicke
Chosen
view
Farm
Church Farm
Foot
Bridge
Finish:
Trails End:
Refreshments
& Toilet
Start:
Stantons Drive
Dog Bark Lane
Uckington Fields
Swindon
Village
Donations gratefully received for: save the countryside www.savethecountryside.org.uk
Please follow the Countryside Code
Fasten all gates.
Keep dogs under proper control at all times.
Take your litter home.
Guard against starting fires.
Keep to public footpaths, bridle ways and restricted byways.
Protect wildlife, wild plants and trees.
Avoid damaging fences, hedges or walls.
TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHS,
LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS,
KILL NOTHING BUT TIME.
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