Minchinhampton and Longfords
A one hour walk which includes one section of moderately challenging terrain for which you will need waterproof footwear (even in dry weather). The route takes you through Minchinhampton but is otherwise suitable for well controlled dogs.
Leave the centre of Box along the road towards Minchinhampton, passing between Box Farm on your left and Box End Farm on your right. At the tee-junction turn right, and pass straight through two Y-junctions into Minchinhampton at “West End”.
You may like to browse in “The Trumpet” Antiques as you pass along West End which leads to the cross-roads in the centre of Minchinhampton. You may also wish to divert through the town to look at the many old houses – some a wee bit grand, others fairly small, but together forming a very pretty place. “The Kitchen” award winning tea rooms and “The Crown” public house are on the left along the High Street. Opposite the pub, the Market Hall tells its own story on a board on the north-eastern gable and the parish church sits at the top of the street as it has done for eight hundred years.
Returning to the route, continue from West End straight across the cross-roads and then right into Chapel Lane. After 400 or 500 yards, turn right at three houses including “Sunnycroft”, onto a farm lane.