Compton Abdale: A Village With Great Walks To Explore (2023)

Compton Abdale is a small village in the Cotswolds (an area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) and, of note, there is a set of crocodile jaws carved out of wood.

The parish church stands high atop a bank and still displays a 14th-century window.

Compton (Upper) and Lower farms had two churchwardens in the 16th and 17th centuries, respectively; however, there was only one during the 18th and 19th centuries. Members of the Walker family held this office for several generations during this period as they also farmed nearby Compton Upper (Upper) farms.

There are no shops in the village, make sure you stock up before arrival at your lodgings. Nearby is Gelateaux, an ice cream shop.

From Heathrow Airport to Compton Abdale takes around 90 minutes by car.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s renowned for its picturesque landscapes and charming villages, but it’s also home to a wealth of history and heritage. From the historic market towns of Cirencester and Stow-on-the-Wold to the ancient Roman city of Bath, the Cotswolds is a region that’s full of fascinating stories and hidden treasures.

The Cotswolds is also home to several traditional festivals that celebrate the area’s rich history and culture.

One of the most famous is the Cheese Rolling Festival, which takes place every May in the village of Brockworth. The festival, a quirky and fun celebration, involves rolling a large wheel of cheese down a steep hill, with competitors racing after it and trying to catch it.

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