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Chedworth Roman Villa

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Chedworth Roman Villa
Author: witneyman, Published: 02 Oct 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide star1 Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide star1 Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide star1 Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide star0 Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide
Gloucestershire, Cotswolds
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Chedworth Roman Villa
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide boot Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide boot Chedworth Roman Villa Walking Guide
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This is a 3 mile circular walk from the Cotswold village of Chedworth in Gloucestershire. The route passes Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the grandest country houses of fourth century Roman Britain. The site was discovered in 1864 and is now administered by the National Trust. (If you wish to visit, entrance fees apply and assistance-dogs only welcome within the site). A modern conservation building provides exceptional access to the extensive mosaic floors, hypocaust systems and bathhouse rooms. A small museum houses a range of finds and artefacts from the villa.

Although short, the walk is quite strenuous as there are some steep inclines along the way. There are several gates and stiles to negotiate and you may come across sheep or other livestock. Refreshments are available at the pub in Chedworth as well as at the Roman Villa. Allow 1.5 hours.

The walk starts outside St. Andrew's Church in Chedworth, post code GL54 4AD. Parking is available in the lane outside the church (Church Row).

Walk Sections

Start to Signpost
Start to Signpost

Start point: 51.8075 lat, -1.926 long
End point: 51.8176 lat, -1.9274 long

With your back to the church, turn left along Church Row and go over a stile. Follow the path as it bends round to the left, up the hill and over a stile followed by steep steps. Carry on through a gate. Enter the wood through a gate and descend, passing a sign to the Roman Villa on your right. At the next Roman Villa sign turn right.

Signpost to Roman Villa
Signpost to Roman Villa

Start point: 51.8176 lat, -1.9274 long
End point: 51.8193 lat, -1.9249 long

Continue to descend through the wood. Pass under a railway bridge and shortly arrive at the Roman Villa.

Roman Villa to Bridleway
Roman Villa to Bridleway

Start point: 51.8193 lat, -1.9249 long
End point: 51.8194 lat, -1.9207 long

On leaving the Roman Villa, walk down the entrance road to reach a bridleway sign on the right.

Bridleway to Stile
Bridleway to Stile

Start point: 51.8194 lat, -1.9207 long
End point: 51.8107 lat, -1.9212 long

Turn right along the bridleway. Carry straight on through a wooden gate (ignoring a track on the right). Where the path becomes narrower, continue straight on, ignoring the track to the left. Eventually, where the path bends left, bear right over a stile in front of you to enter a field sloping steeply down to a house.

Stile to Gate
Stile to Gate

Start point: 51.8107 lat, -1.9212 long
End point: 51.8105 lat, -1.9221 long

Descend through the field to reach a gate outside the house.

Gate to Right Turn
Gate to Right Turn

Start point: 51.8105 lat, -1.9221 long
End point: 51.8087 lat, -1.9205 long

Turn left after the gate along a tarmac track to reach a junction in about 300 yards.

Right Turn to Seven Tuns
Right Turn to Seven Tuns

Start point: 51.8087 lat, -1.9205 long
End point: 51.8069 lat, -1.9257 long

Turn right at the junction and descend steeply to reach Queen St, leading into Chedworth to arrive at the Seven Tuns pub on your left.

Seven Tuns to End
Seven Tuns to End

Start point: 51.8069 lat, -1.9257 long
End point: 51.8075 lat, -1.926 long

Opposite the Seven Tuns pub, turn sharply right up a narrow path leading back to the start of the walk by the church.

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1 Comments for: "Chedworth Roman Villa"

Walked this in February 2018 the first part of the trail from Chedworth to the Roman Villa was extremely muddy and slippery.

By davidsmithgo on 17 Feb 2018

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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