The whole route is 14 miles long, making it a full day’s walk.
The western starting point is Winchcombe, once the chief town of 'Winchcombeshire', whence it runs south-west to cross the headwater streams of the Windrush near Hawling. From there, the route turns east and, with a diversion off the road, follows the pretty stream down to finish at Bourton-on-the-Water.
Along the route
On the route there are no villages other than some lost, Mediæval villages. There is though a sister route, the Wardens' Way, which winds through some of the pretty, honey-stone villages for which the Cotwolds are famous.
- The Windrush Way at the Long Distance Walkers' Association