Painswick Beacon Circular

Painswick Beacon Circular

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The Painswick Beacon Circular is another popular walking route in the Cotswolds, known for its stunning views and varied terrain. Painswick Beacon is a prominent hill located near the charming village of Painswick in Gloucestershire, England. The circular trail typically starts and ends in Painswick and covers approximately 5 miles (8 km) of scenic countryside.

The trail takes walkers through a mix of woodland, open fields, and heathland, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Cotswold landscape along the way. Highlights of the walk include the historic Painswick Beacon Hill Fort, an Iron Age hill fort dating back over 2,000 years, and the famous Painswick Rococo Garden, known for its beautifully landscaped grounds and unique architectural features.

Like the Cleeve Hill Circular Trail, the Painswick Beacon Circular is well-signposted and relatively easy to navigate, but it's still a good idea to bring a map or guidebook. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather, as conditions can vary, especially at higher elevations.

Overall, the Painswick Beacon Circular offers a rewarding outdoor experience, combining natural beauty with a sense of history and heritage. It's a great option for walkers looking to explore the Cotswolds and enjoy the tranquility of the English countryside.











1. Start to B4073

Altitude: 137 m

2. B4073 to Gate

Altitude: 154 m

3. Gate to Kissing Gate

Altitude: 165 m

4. Kissing Gate to Lane

Altitude: 139 m

5. Lane to T-Junction

Altitude: 163 m

6. T-Junction to Holcombe Farm

Altitude: 205 m

7. Holcombe Farm to Upper Holcombe Farm

Altitude: 177 m

8. Upper Holcombe Farm to Bear Right

Altitude: 170 m

9. Bear Right to Dry Stone Wall

Altitude: 203 m

10. Dry Stone Wall to Wysis Way

Altitude: 225 m

11. Wysis Way to Painswick Beacon

Altitude: 228 m

12. Painswick Beacon to Golf Course Road

Altitude: 278 m

13. Golf Course Road to End

Altitude: 189 m

14. Start

Altitude: 138 m

15. Finish

Altitude: 138 m

16. Painswick Beacon Circular

Altitude: 138 m
Elapsed Time:7246
Avg Speed:1.111111111111111
Min Altitude:137
Max Altitude:280