This week’s walk is a loop around Langford and includes the Bell Inn.
Many of our day care and home boarding dogs know and enjoy this route but do take care, during the summer months as there could be cattle in the first couple of fields. The walk is very easy though flat open fields and takes in a long stretch of the old Lechlade railway line.
This walk is a 5.6km loop around Langford. We have started the walk from My Best Friend but it can easily be at the Bell Inn (http://thebellinnlangford.co.uk/). You would then commence at waypoint 15. There maybe cattle at various points on the route so please keep dogs under control.
Park on the Lechlade Rd to the front of My Best Friend Dog Care and Grooming (input GL7 3LA in to your sat nav). From there start to walk away from the village towards Little Faringdon with St Christopher’s Primary School on your left.
0.1km, turn left onto a bridleway through a metal farm gate into a large field signed Kelmscot 3
0.4km, you will reach a double gate with a wooden style on the left. Continue straight keeping the hedgerow on your left hand side
0.6km, in the top left corner of the field you will find a wooden style set back into the hedgerow. Cross the style and turn immediately right. Follow the track keeping the hedgerow on your right until you reach a metal gate with a pheasant enclosure on your left.
1.0km, go through the gate and turn immediately left. About 25 meters on you will find a water trough on the left for the dogs to have a drink and cool off
1.2km, continue through a double metal gate keeping the hedgerow on your left
1.5km, reach the old railway line (running left to right) and turn left
2.3km, bear left under the bridge and continue along the line
3.4km, you will see a wooden style on the left set back in the hedgerow. (if you go under the bridge you have gone too far). Cross the style and head towards the top left corner of a small field until you reach another style
3.5km, cross the style and turn left onto the gated road. Continue through past the farm on your left
4.0km, turn left onto footpath. Take the left hand path towards the far left hand corner of the field. (at time of walking the footpath had been ploughed over)
4.4km, you will find a foot bridge over a small stream, cross the bridge and continue into the next field following the hedgerow on your right
4.5km, walk though a break in the hedge running left to right in front of you
4.7km, in the top left hand corner of the field you will see a gate with a wooden style to the left, cross the style and follow the left hand path
4.8km, reach the road and turn right
Arrive at The Bell Inn
Turn left out of The Bell and continue until you reach the War Memorial
5.1km, turn left down Lechlade Rd sign posted to Little Faringdon
5.6km, you will arrive at waypoint 1
This walk loops around the Bell Inn which is dog friendly and serves great food. Plenty of outside space in the summer and lovely log fires in the winter.