South Cerney - Ashton Keynes - South Cerney
A flat, mostly waterside walk, which takes you through the heart of Cotswold Water Park, the largest in the UK, consisting of 140 lakes. The lakes were formed after water naturally filled huge pits created after gravel extraction. In recent years they have become increasingly popular for fishing, water-skiing and sailing.
The walk visits two picturesque Cotswold villages, South Cerney and Ashton Keynes, both of which date back to Saxon times. A short section of the Thames Path is also followed as it heads into Ashton Keynes. The river is very much in its infancy here, just a few miles from its source.
There is a wide variety of wildlife to see on this walk, especially birds, so it is well worth while taking binoculars along with you.