The Thames Path National Trail is one of only 13 National Trails in England. It follows the River Thames as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds along 184 miles (294 km) of well managed paths through some of Britain’s finest countryside, finishing at the Thames Barrier in London
Cotswold Canals Towpath
The Thames and Severn canal was built to join the Rivers Thames and Severn in 1789. Whilst no longer operational along it’s full length, it’s tow paths give excellent opportunities for seeing some stunning wildlife such as Bats, Water Voles, Dragonflies, Butterflies, Glow Worms, and various songbirds such as Reed Buntings, Reed Warblers and Blackcaps.
Visitors to Cherry lakes can access the towpath from the end of Wildmoorway Lane, a lovely walk 15 minute walk from our front gate.
South Cerney Disused Railway Line
The line -opened in 1883 and closed in 1963- is a much used cycle path and walk way. From South Cerney you can go south to Cerney Wick or north through the village to Siddington. Lovely, quiet and wonderfully shaded in summer, we recommended it highly as an enjoyable flat walk.
Of course most people visit this area for the lakes which offer many amenities as well as walks. Why not visit the AA site ‘walks around the lakes of the water park’, link below
or one of the Cotswold Water Park Map Guides
which includes a circular walk around South Cerney and Cerney Wick, which incorporates both the Thames and Severn Canal towpath and the disused railway line and can pass right by the gates of Cherry Lakes!