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|Tetbury Town Trail|
|Author: clairesharpuk, Published: 22 Apr 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A short circular stroll around the pretty Cotswolds market town of Tetbury. The Costwolds are well known for their pretty historic towns and Tetbury is no exception, with most of the town’s buildings dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. |
The walk follows mainly pavements and tarmac paths with just one short section along a mud path. There are no stiles and just one very simple wide gate. The walk does include some hills both up and down but as long as you’re prepared for the hard work these pose (!) it would be possible to take round a pushchair. Approximate time 1 hour.
The walk starts from the Railway Yard free long stay car park in Tetbury. The car park is accessed from the A433 Bath to Cirencester road. Leaving the centre of Tetbury on the A433 Chipping Street, the car park is down at the bottom of the hill on the right. The car park is open 7am to 8pm. Approximate post code GL8 8EY.
|Rail Yard car park to St Saviours Church|
Start point: 51.6382 lat, -2.1552 long
From the car park, go back up the vehicle entrance lane to meet the main road. Cross over the road with care and turn left to follow the pavement, following the road as it bends to the right. As the road begins to climb and bend left, continue along the raised pavement section, passing the Priory Nursing Home on the right hand side. Immediately after the nursing home, turn right down a lane called Eccles Court.
|St Saviours Church to Bath Road|
Start point: 51.6379 lat, -2.1631 long
St Saviour's Church was built and consecrated in 1848 as ‘a little church for the poor’. The main Parish Church in Tetbury had a scarcity of pew seats for renting which prompted the building of St Saviour's, a second church. The small size of the congregation and the cost of maintenance led to the church being declared redundant in 1973. The church is now under the care of The Churches Conservation Trust which looks after 326 redundant churches in England.
|Bath Road to Market House|
Start point: 51.6329 lat, -2.1627 long
Turn left onto Bath Road. At the bottom of the hill, cross over the road where the pavement starts on the right of the road.
|Market House to Rail Yard car park|
Start point: 51.6367 lat, -2.1597 long
The Market House was built in 1655 and is a fine example of a Cotswold pillared market house. It is still in use as a meeting place and market and you will see the dolphin brackets around its exterior, another nod to the town’s crest.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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