Three Historic Houses

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We cross the A46 to join Tyning lane leading to Lyegrove House. Turning North we pass Beech Copse to Roaches lane into Badminton. Crossing the Park to Little Badminton we then cross the A46 to Horton Court. Please bring a picnic lunch.

A fairly level walk after a short climb at the start. Not suitable for push chairs. We see the 17th Century Lyegrove house which was bought as a dower house by the Duke of Beaufort in the early 1900's. Then to Badminton house, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort, home of the famous horse trials and the Beaufort hunt. then finally to Horton Court, perhaps the oldest National Trust property with its Norman Hall presently closed to visitors.

This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Sat March 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 5 hours
Distance: 11 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 756 817
Map Ref: B9
Starting Point: Old Sodbury Church
Stile Free: No
Leader: Keith Rawlings and John Walker
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary wardens