Hike: Gawcombe – Church Westcote – UR

Walk over lunch leaving Lancaster Drive, met up with two friends to Gawcombe – Church Westcote – Gawcombe – UR.

Beautiful colour in the rape fields, plus the inevitable Bluebells.

Route: Walk to PHIPPS farm. Turn right on a footpath- takes you to the main Burford – Stow road. Turn left. Walk 100 yards – then turn right. You then see a sign “GAWCOMBE PRIVATE”. Walk down this road and past the farmstead then turn right, “Signposted”.

Drop into the valley and follow the footpath to Church Westcote. Two options when leaving Church Westcote, either back to Gawcombe via road or the main road. To the woods and back the same way will take an hour from Upper Rissington and the complete circular walk could take up to 2 hours.

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