Author: Martin Marais
At some 40 miles in length, the River Windrush is the longest of the Cotswolds tributaries of the River Thames. Its source is in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds and its confluence in the flatlands of the Oxfordshire Thames basin. During its journey the Windrush flows through beautiful rolling landscapes and quintessentially English villages and towns with delightful names such as Temple Guiting, Temple Power, Great Rissington and Bourton-on-the-Water. In this guide, Martin Marais provides walkers the chance to walk the entire length of the river along a 48-mile route which he designed for his own enjoyment. Starting at the source of the River Windrush, near the hamlet of Taddington, the walk continues through the heart of the Cotswolds, through remote peaceful countryside and bustling Cotswolds towns and finally onto its confluence with the Thames at Newbridge where well-earned refreshments can be had from a choice of two hostelries. This guide contains a wealth of useful maps, information, historical facts and glorious photographs and will be a valuable companion to anyone walking the Windrush Meander.