This is only a brief synopsis of the walk. A full description and relevant map can be viewed on the attached pdf. We would recommend that this is used when undertaking the walk.
Using Sherston 30, Tetbury Road, Sherston 28A & 28, Willesley Road,
Sherston 3 & 29, Knockdown Road and Sherston 4.
4.5 miles or 3.9 miles if missing out the Willesley village loop.
- Leaving the High Street, make your way to the Tetbury Road, which has wide, farmland views and take the signed bridleway. You may catch a glimpse of deer in the fields. The hedgerows here are abundant with wild flowers, particularly during the late spring and summer months. There is also a wide variety of established trees along the way
- Either: take the walk through Willesley village, noting the fine shell porch of Byam’s Farmhouse where Siegfried Sassoon was a frequent visitor, Anne Brayne’s cottage on the right and a beautiful cedar tree opposite Willesley House. There are views towards Westonbirt Arboretum
- Turn onto the bridleway with open farmland views both sides. Continue until you join the Knockdown Road. Take the bridleway which forms part of the Macmillan Way
- Or: avoid Willesley village, take the short tree-lined bridleway, which meets a farm track and leads to Knockdown Road
- Crossing open farmland, with views of Sherston Church tower in the distance, retrace your route back to Sherston village via Tetbury Road and Hunters Field.