The Rake and the Highwayman

Starting and finishing in the village of Spelsbury, burial place of the notorious libertine, Lord Rochester. The walk includes undulating fields, woodland and part of a riding route dedicated to the notorious highwayman described in his epitaph as "Duvall the ladies joy! duvall the ladies grief!"
Start Point : Spelsbury. Please park tidily near the church

Escape to the Cotswolds

This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.



Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017
Time: 10:00
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 6 miles
Nearest Town/Village: Charlbury
OS Grid Ref: SP 349 215
Starting Point: Spelsbury. Please park tidily near the church
Leader: Tony Graeme
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens
Suitable for Families: No
Dogs Allowed: No