Cotswolds Colours and Canals, inc the Source of the Thames

  • October 24, 2009 · 11:30 AM
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For anyone wanting a shorter walk than Appleton to Cricklade....

Meet at the Tunnel House Inn, nr Cirencester. The inn is located next to the former Thames and Severn Canal and at the mouth of one of the longest cannal tunnels in the UK. We shall walk along the canal to the Source of the Thames (about 20mins walk each way) and then return to the pub for lunch.


After lunch there is a short drive to the Village of Sapperton where we shall rejoin the canal for a walk round The Golden Valley - a beautiful area of woodland inbetween Cirencester and Stroud and hopefully we will catch some brilliant autumn colours

There are a few steep hills on the walk and it could be muddy underfoot (if this spell of dry weather comes to a sudden end).

Let me know if you would like to come but need a lift - there is plenty of parking at the pub but limited in Sapperton.

Update: was in the Cotswolds at the weekend and the majority of trees are just begining to turn so the colours should be really good in a couple of weeks. Will try and arrange car sharing once the numbers are in

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  • Richard

    Lots of autumnal colours on the trees and exploring the course of the old canal was interesting too. It would be good to return when the boat trips into the tunnel are running.

    October 25, 2009

  • Brian S.

    A beautiful and very interesting walk. Unfortunatly the source of the Thames was a bit further than I remembered so we shall have to return in mid winter when hopefully there will be some water in it.

    October 25, 2009

  • Heather J.

    Shame we never found the source of the Thames but really colourful and interesting walk all the same!

    October 25, 2009

  • Sandra

    Thanks Brian, for a god day out!!!

    October 24, 2009

  • Sandra

    Great fun, fab colours

    October 24, 2009

  • Brian S.

    Table at the pub is booked for 1pm

    October 23, 2009

  • Brian S.

    The pub says it's dog friendly. The Source of the Thames is about 1 mile there and back and the afternoon walk is about 4 miles

    October 20, 2009

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