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A scenic trail with pretty villages and plenty of opportunities to have a pint at a cosy Inn,
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This review is from: The Donnington Way Walkabout (Paperback)We have recently used this guide to walk several short sections of The Donnington Way trail. The trail which links all of the Donnington Brewery Inns is waymarked with a badge that shows a pint mug of ale. The instuctions in this book are very clear, so the trail was easy to follow and an OS map wasn't needed for the short sections we chose to do. Some extra interesting information on the area is also included in the guide.
The Donnington Brewery (shown on the front cover) is not open to the public, but it is situated in an idyllic place on the route between Ganborough and Lower Swell. We managed to get a lovely view of the buildings and mill pond from the road.
If you wanted to do this walk over a few days, most of the Donnington Public Houses offer accomodation and food etc. If you just fancy doing some short sections of the walk and don't want to return the same way, or use more than one car, we found it quite easy to use an OS map to locate other footpaths to get back to the car. The Cotswold Way was one of them and the stretch from Stanton to Stanway, plus a steep climb from Wood Stanway, to a road to walk back to a village called Ford, provided the most amazing scenery.
This trail is in the very heart of the Cotswolds which means there are a few hills to go up and down on the way, but the many views and a refreshing drink in several of the picturesque villages made it a rewarding experience.