Broadway circular walk

Start: Broadway

Finish: Broadway

Length: 7.9 km / 4.9 miles

Weather: Dull and overcast.

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Visitors come in their swarms to the lovely, Worcestershire village of Broadway. Quite rightly so, as it lies on the edge of the Cotswold's hills, and has lovely honey-stoned buildings.

 

There are so many 'Ways' and National Trails, depending on what map you use, the OS Cotswold map is a criss-cross of green diamonds, denoting their routes.

Broadway circular walk

 

The first part of this walk is along the road out of Broadway, following the pavement, until you bear left and go under the roaring A44.

Broadway circular walk

 

Broadway circular walk

 

Once out of the pedestrian underpass, you make your way up some fields, where the views open out.

Broadway circular walk

 

The path goes through a wooded section towards Fish Hill. From there you cross the main road and follow the Cotswolds Way signs that take you to Broadway Tower.

Broadway circular walk

 

Broadway circular walk

 

Broadway Tower is a folly, built by the 6th Earl of Coventry in 1799. It is best known as a country retreat for William Morris. I have been up before, but not on this occasion.

Broadway circular walk

 

From the Tower, make a descent through several fields back towards Broadway.

Broadway circular walk

 

Halfway down the trees thin out and you can actually begin to see your destination down below.

Broadway circular walk

 

Take this path, opposite some cottages, through a gap in the hedge, that leads to the car park.

Broadway circular walk