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Duntisbourne Wet Lane

Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire

Location Guide

The River Dunt runs through a group of villages and hamlets known as 'The Dunitsbournes' and at various points where the road crosses the river there are Fords, and along a road which connects two of them is a Wet Lane.

The Wet Lane facing towards Duntisbourne Abbots

The Duntisbourne Wet Lane is on a single track road that connects Duntisbourne Abbots with Duntisbourne Leer. It is not suitable for motor vehicles as a through route and is not the main road today that links the two places together.

Duntisbourne Abbots village is the largest community amongst the group. It is situated on a hill and at it's centre is the parish church. It has exquisite Cotswold houses, narrow lanes, a beautiful little church and a number of nearby fords and the wet lane.

To get to the village you take the exit off the A417 for 'The Duntisbournes' when you come to a fork in the road, take the right fork to get to the village. The roads in this area are single track so to see the wet lane I would suggest you park up in the village and then walk down the lane. Parking is limited but there is usually space in front of the small village hall at the top of the village, and a Car Park sign takes you to a small parking area behind the village hall. It is downhill to the Wet Lane from here.

It is not advisable to drive through the section of wet lane as you can see from the picture it is very narrow. However because the Wet Lane is almost in the centre section of the road, it is possible to drive part way down from the Abbots end and if your vehicle is not too large you can park up on a section of grass verge and walk the rest of the way. When you get to the section of the road that is the Wet Lane there is a raised footpath which runs the length of it, and at the other end you come into Duntisbourne Leer, which has it's own ford, probably the most photographed Ford in the area. See our location guide Duntisbourne Leer Ford,  for more details and pictures.

If you are approaching from Duntisbourne Leer, after photographing it's ford, once you have crossed the ford you take a sharp left turn and start to rise again, there is a road on your right which says 'not suitable for motor vehicles' as shown in the picture below, and this is where you will find the Wet Lane.

This is a beautiful part of the Cotswolds, and all the Duntisbournes should be visited if you are in the area.

The Sign at Duntisbourne Leer - signifying the start of the Wet Lane

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Wet Lane from Duntisbourne Leer end Facing towards Duntisbourne Leer
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About half way along the Wet Lane Approaching the Ford from Duntisbourne Leer

Location: The Wet Lane, Duntisbourne Abbots, nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Grid Reference:  SO973077 Ceremonial County: Gloucestershire

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Getting there: From the A417 take the exit to 'The Duntisbournes' and follow the signs to Duntisbourne Abbots, along a single track road.

Access: Park up in the village and walk down the 'not suitable for motor vehicles' lane towards Duntisbourne Leer.
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Nearby Locations: Middle Duntisbourne Ford,   Duntisbourne Leer Ford
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By: Tracey Park Section: Nature/Flora/Countryside Key:
Page Ref: duntisbourne_wet_lane Topic: Fords  Last Updated: 09/2009


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