Broadway and its highest tower castle in the Cotswolds is ideally situated for exploring this hilly region of the English countryside and the Cotswold Way (National Trail 164km running north-to-south).
In good weather, the top of Broadway Tower offers a 360° view, especially of the Welsh landscape to the west.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From ‘The Green' at the centre of Broadway, head east on High Street (shops, restaurants, hotels, tea rooms...)
(1) Just after the tiny Millennium Garden and before the Broadway Museum, take the path on the right which quickly leads to a playground and opens into a grassy path over the countryside.
After the second portico, follow the path that runs slightly right until you reach a road.
Continue a little way past the church.
(2) Take the path that goes through a gateway to the left.
This path is a 'public footpath' leading to 'Broadway Tower'.
First, follow the gentle slope that then becomes steeper until you reach a crossroads in the countryside.
(3) Take the path on the right.
Pass a building and admire the hamlet of Dor Knap on the right as well as the valley and the hills beyond.
(4) Turn right at the crossroads and continue to climb past a beautiful local stone farm.
(5) Do not miss the portico on the left which gives access to a path running due north in the meadows towards the Broadway Tower hostel.
(6) Take the path that descends to the left after the tower.
This is a section of the Cotswold Way which leads straight back to Broadway - High Street where you have to take a left again to reach the starting point (D/A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 299ft
1 : mi 0.22 - alt. 325ft - Broadway Museum
2 : mi 1.05 - alt. 351ft - Broadway Court
3 : mi 1.66 - alt. 669ft - Path turns to the right
4 : mi 1.95 - alt. 781ft - Paths cross
5 : mi 2.29 - alt. 978ft - Road divides in two after Rookery Farm
6 : mi 2.58 - alt. 1020ft - Broadway Tower
D/A : mi 4.22 - alt. 299ft
Make sure to wear the correct footwear because this region has particularly heavy precipitation and the meadows and sheep pastures are often marshy.
Two rest and picnic areas on the route: one just at the start with a children's playground, just after leaving the built up area and the other when approaching Broadway Tower, near the hostel and parking (extra charge).
3 car parks (pay to use): 1 short stay - max 4h and 2 long stay - max 10h) on Broadway.
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- Broadway, its shops, its museum
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