Compton Abdale Circular Walk

Circular Road Walk from Compton Abdale to Withington and back.

Technical sheet
No. 11298115
A Compton Abdale walk posted on 04/07/21 by Pastafarian. Update : 09/07/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 6.72km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 171m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 172m
Highest point Highest point : 232m
Lowest point Lowest point : 147m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cotswolds
Location Location : Compton Abdale
Starting point Starting point : N 51.847731° / W 1.913333°
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Description

(D/A) Start at notice board below St. Oswalds Church in Compton Abdale. Head east and immediately follow the road round to the right heading south and uphill. Follow the road up then down for 1.8 km.

(1) Take a right hand fork bridleway heading west.
Join King's Head Lane and continue west uphill then down for 1.4 km

(2) Past the King's Head (No Longer Open) follow the road right. At the end of the lane turn right heading northeast uphill along Compton Rise. Follow the road up then down for 2.1 km.

(3) Follow the road turning east back into Compton Abdale.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 177m - Notice Board
1 : km 1.8 - alt. 150m - Bridleway
2 : km 3.42 - alt. 161m - King's Head
3 : km 5.9 - alt. 165m - Stream beside road all the way to end
D/A : km 6.72 - alt. 176m - Notice board

Useful Information

Bus Shelter on Compton Rise if you want to sit for a rest.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Sheep, Horses, Geese, Hens, Peacocks near barn on bridleway.
Stream on right hand side of road after waypoint 3

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