Local Walks

The Old Prison is the perfect starting point for many walks in the surrounding Cotswolds countryside and although  Northleach may be one of the smaller Cotswold towns, it has much to offer visitors and is worth exploring.


For a short stroll around the town, pick up the FREE ‘Northleach – Historic Town Walking Trail leaflet’ published by the Friends of the Cotswolds and available from the café. It takes you along the honey-coloured stone streets that are rich in architectural interest, ranging from half-timbered Tudor houses and merchants’ stores to the fifteenth-century church of St Peter and St Paul, paid for by the wealth wool merchants, and built with stone dug from the quarry in the town itself and what is now the Market Square.

The three walks most enjoyed by customers to The Old Prison are listed below, but for more options including those a little further afield, visit Cheltenham walks to download and print FREE! | Walking in England and go exploring the John Harris way!

and don't forget to pop back after your walk for a well-deserved Cotswolds Gin or ice-cold Cotswold Brewed Beer and a slice of Homemade cakE!

Circular: A Walk to Hampnett and Back

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes and approx. 3 1/2 miles

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Circular: Eastington to farmington church

Time: approx. 2 hours and just under 4 miles

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Oxpens, Yannworth, hangman's stone

with possible extension to Chedworth Roman villa

Time: 2 hours and 4 miles

(allow further 2 hours for extension)

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Remember to follow the countryside code:

- be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs

- leave gates and property as you find them

- protect plants & animals and take your litter home

- keep dogs under close control

- consider other people