Kingscote and Conygre Woods from Horsley

This Gloucestershire walk from Horsley explores surrounding woods using well-marked paths and bridleways.

Technical sheet
No. 4202861
A Horsley (Gloucestershire) walk posted on 17/10/20 by charentimoy. Update : 19/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.67mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 348ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 371ft
Highest point Highest point : 699ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 335ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cotswolds
Location Location : Horsley (Gloucestershire)
Starting point Starting point : N 51.68098° / W 2.234194°
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Path in farmland overlooking "The Kingscote Barn" far away Permissive path Kingscote Wood Path in Kingscote Wood


Park your car in Horsley at Holmridge car park.

(D/A) Follow the main road on your left and go down Hartley Bridge Hill again on the left for a few metres until you bear right to the track (bridlepath signpost). Follow this track for 650 metres.

(1) At "Kingscote Wood" signpost, take the public bridleway on your left (blue arrow) going past properties. After 500 metres on this large track, bear right to the permissive footpath which slightly goes up on your right. Go straight ahead in the woods for almost 600 metres before your sharply bear left. Go down this path a bit hidden at the beginning.

(2) At the junction with the bridleway, turn right and walk this track (can be muddy during wet conditions!) next to a stream for one kilometre. Then, past the gate, you leave Kingscote Wood entering an open meadow. Go across the meadow following arrows until you reach a driveway.

(3) Go up this road on your left for 350 metres and bear left to the arrow sign before farm buildings. Skirt the farm by the left side and continue the track which finally leads to Kingscote village.

(4) At the crossroads in the village, turn immediately left going through the kissing-gate with a yellow arrow and enter the path in Conygre Wood. At the first fork, follow the yellow arrow path on the right! At the second fork with two yellow arrows, choose the left upper path for one kilometre before it bends right next to the field (ignore the first path on your right).

(5) Descend for 200 metres, cross over the track taking the narrow path in front of you (private way on the right). At the second track bear left (again private way on the right) going down this main way and ignoring both right and left paths.

(6) Then, you join a path with a yellow arrow on the left. Ignore it and continue down your path. After 250 metres, before you reach a large track, bear right at the right angle. It's a permissive footpath with a white arrow!

(7) At the next junction, don't follow the yellow arrow which goes to the right but turn left! Then, after 250 metres, go across an open field before you reach a stile.

(8) Go through this stile and turn immediately left. When you have to leave the track ("Private, no public right of way" signpost), bear left to the public footpath which goes across the open meadow. Cross a bridge heading to the stile far away. Past the stile, ascend the road on your left until you join the first crossroads. Your car is in the car park on your right.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 430ft - Holmridge car park
1 : mi 0.35 - alt. 387ft - Kingscote Wood signpost
2 : mi 1.04 - alt. 436ft - Bridleway
3 : mi 2.03 - alt. 554ft - Road
4 : mi 2.66 - alt. 679ft - Crossroads in Kingscote
5 : mi 3.3 - alt. 614ft - Descend
6 : mi 3.71 - alt. 449ft - Path
7 : mi 3.95 - alt. 384ft - Junction
8 : mi 4.17 - alt. 381ft - Stile
D/A : mi 4.67 - alt. 430ft - Holmridge car park

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Mon 21 Jun 2021 09:12:06 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 20/06/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

A very pretty walk through woods. Excellent for a hot summer day as plenty of shade although when we did it, it was damp and chilly. Easy walking and took exactly the time stated, including time for a picnic. We actually started the walk from Kingscote.

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