By Water, Wood, and (Elk)stone

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A fairly gentle walk with one steady climb following the River Churn then up the hill to Elkstone and back via Cowley Wood. Good food at the Green Dragon.

A fairly gentle walk with one steady climb following the River Churn then up the hill to Elkstone and back via Cowley Wood. Good food at the Green Dragon.


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: Fri February 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: 4.5 miles
OS Grid Ref: SO 968 142
Map Ref: D5
Starting Point: Green Dragon pub car park. Please park at the back of the car park.
Stile Free: No
Leader: Brian Chilvers, Tony Hester, Phil Cluley
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens