Walk - Bourton-on-the-Water­ - Lower Slaughter - 5.8 Miles

A walk crammed full of beauty and interest, beginning at Bourton-on-the-Water and visiting Lower Slaughter, both places drawing many visitors all through the year.

Bourton-on-the-Water has a number of speciality shops of quality, inviting cafes and restaurants and several visitor centres such as Birdland, the Motor Museum, a perfumery and a model village, but the main attraction is its character and beauty, with wonderful Cotswold buildings lining the streets and straddling the flowing
water running through its centre.

Lower Slaughter has an appeal all of its own, the same River Windrush flowing past lovely stone cottages and houses of exquisite charm and where the old mill in its picturesque setting now houses a museum. The superb St Mary's Church welcomes 10,000 visitors a year and the huge manor dovecote is one of the largest in England.

 

RSVP's open at 6PM on Sunday 9th June.


Start Point

We meet in the large car park on Station Road, situated behind the Texaco Garage. This is a Pay and Display so please bring plenty of change. Cotswold District council have not published charges for this location but their other car park in the same village is £3 for 3 hours and £3.90 for 5 hours. This car park may be more expensive.

We start the walk at 10AM sharp. (Please ensure you're at the start point at least 10 mins beforehand).

The area is shown better in the Map link


Walking grading: Moderate (Height gain 25m)

Dog friendliness: Mostly open countyside, some road walking

Estimated walk end time: 12:30PM

 

Lunch

For lunch afterwards, we will looking to visit one of the local pubs (tbc) but this is a popular place for tourists so places might be limited and prices higher than normal.

If you would like to go to lunch, please reply to the "Reply below using the Reply button if you would like a place for lunch --------v" Post below.

If I don't see a request I will assume "No" for lunch.

 

Car Share
We like to reduce the impact on the areas we visit and its sometimes difficult to find places with adequate parking, so we encourage lift shares with our regular drivers.

If you need a lift, please post below indicating that you'd like a lift and from which general part of Oxford and surrounding villages you would like to get picked up. There is sometimes a better chance of being picked up from one of the Park & Rides as people use the ring road en-route. There are some guidance notes on our message boards here.

Please ask for a lift ASAP even if your on the waiting list when you do so as the list is constantly changing.

 

Donations

We would welcome a donation of around £1 towards ongoing overhead costs associated with the Meetup service and ancillary costs.

We would be grateful if this was done before the start of the walk.

For new members or walkers, please read the Walkers Guide thread in the forum.

 

Contact Number

The number of the OSW group's mobile is [masked] for notification of delay or cancellation, or help with directions if lost. Details on use can be found on our message board.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice walk, thanks.

    June 16, 2013

  • Beth E.

    Lovely walk, and good to explore new bits around that area that I haven't walked before as well as the more familiar parts. Always good to have an ice-cream at the mill in Lower Slaughter.

    June 16, 2013

  • Iben K.

    I enjoyed the walk as always. I will sleep well tonight!

    June 16, 2013

  • Peter L.

    an enjoyable walk even without ice cream thanks Derek

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry am pulling out today ... My transport cover( my ex) for both my teens to various sporting events has collapsed . Have a great walk

    June 16, 2013

  • gordon r.

    Lunch please.

    June 15, 2013

  • Derek

    We're booked in at the Duke of Wellington for 1pm - party of 7. They do a Sunday Carvery for £8.95. More menu details on their website. http://www.dukeofwellingtonbourton.co.uk/s_foodanddrink.asp

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Derek

    The weather forecast has improved since earlier in the week. Suggest you still bring wet weather gear just in case.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Jo!

    June 15, 2013

  • Jo

    Deena I can give you a lift back as I'm not staying for lunch
    Jo

    June 15, 2013

  • Derek

    Reply below using the Reply button if you would like a place for lunch --------v

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for a ride from Headington or Oxford city center please. Not staying for lunch.

    June 10, 2013

    • Derek

      Hi Deena, just spotted your not planning to stay for lunch. I can give a lift there but can anyone give you a lift back whose not staying for lunch?

      June 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can ask ... Or if its possible to be dropped at train station on way to lunch that would work fine too. Possible?

      June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New member. Driving from Swindon, can offer lifts. I'll text my number to the OSW mobile. "Yes please" for lunch. See you in the morning.

    June 15, 2013

  • gordon r.

    Lift required from any park & ride Oxford...will pay good money towards costs...I don't have a car by choice I usually hire them.I have a moped for the city that is not suitable for longer trips.

    June 15, 2013

  • Brian S.

    sorry for short notice - a family member is very ill

    June 14, 2013

  • cleo l.

    weather forecast for sun bourton is rain, will u let us know derek if cancelled because of rain by,say, 6pm sat night? thx

    June 13, 2013

  • Sue B.

    I'd be grateful for a lift. The train arrives Oxford 9:12 and then arrives Moreton in the Marsh 9:52

    June 9, 2013

    • margot

      message was for Beth

      June 10, 2013

    • Sue B.

      Thanks Beth - Mary has offered. See you Sunday. Best Sue

      June 12, 2013

  • linda

    Would be grateful for a lift from Oxford please.

    June 9, 2013

    • Derek

      Hi Linda, should be able to offer lift from usual spot, will confirm time Fri/Sat.

      June 12, 2013

    • linda

      Thanks Derek. Much appreciated.

      June 12, 2013

  • Stephen G.

    Sorry to cancel but have to be somewhere early Sunday evening and there is not enough time to get back and get there

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plan

    June 12, 2013

  • cleo l.

    thx beth where's the field?

    June 11, 2013

    • Beth E.

      Nearly opposite the car park on Station Road.

      June 12, 2013

  • Jo

    In case you are not aware there is a motor cycle event on Sunday morning,
    http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/calendar-of-events/fundraising/ride-of-respect-2013
    10,000 bikes in batches of 500 controlled by the police and road closures in place between Abingdon and Brize Norton
    This may affect travel to our start point

    June 10, 2013

  • cleo l.

    parking may 2012 osw was £3.70 for 3hrs and £5.50 for 5 hrs, private carpark not cotswold district council............

    June 10, 2013

    • Beth E.

      Cleo, the car park charges were correct for 2012 and was/is for the car park on Station Road. Charges for the Council car park on Rissington Road is a flat fee on Sunday, which is higher than for Station Road. Last time there was parking on a field on Station Road which was far cheaper than either of the other two, but is only open certain times during spring and summer.

      June 10, 2013

  • Rufina H.

    Lunch please.

    June 10, 2013

  • Rachel A.

    Is this the same walk as the Bourton one that took place earlier this year?

    June 10, 2013

    • Derek

      We've not run this walk for some time, I think your thinking of one run by another group.

      June 10, 2013

    • Beth E.

      WOW did it a few months back Rachel.

      June 10, 2013

  • margot

    lunch please

    June 10, 2013

  • Peter L.

    strange I thought I had already posted a lunch request but it doesn't seem to be here so again lunch please

    June 10, 2013

  • helen

    Yes lunch x 2 if able to share a lift thanks

    June 9, 2013

  • Rufina H.

    Looking forward to a good walk!

    June 9, 2013

  • cleo l.

    no lunch thx

    June 9, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Lunch Please

    June 9, 2013

  • helen

    I have a friend visiting from London, she's never been to Bourton.I would like to share a lift if possible please.

    June 9, 2013

  • helen

    +1

    June 9, 2013

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