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Welcome to the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty includes some of the most beautiful countryside in England and is a wonderful place to visit and explore at any time of year. Visit the Cotswolds for a truly peaceful and relaxing holiday - get away from the crowds and explore the quieter tracks, hidden villages and secret corners.

Upcoming Events

Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in
30th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies.
Rock & Fossil Roadshow
30th October 2014 - The Old Prison, Northleach
A special Half-term Family Session of rock & fossil handling, making fossils, quizzes and other craft activities led by the Gloucestershire Geology Trust. Bring along your own rocks & fossils for our experts to identify! Free activities - donations kindly requested to cover costs.
New Horizons: 25 years of Cotswold Archaeology
30th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
This lecture explores the changing environment in which archaeology has found itself over the last 25 years and highlights some extraordinary finds that Cotswold Archaeology has brought to light.
Family Film Friday- Postman Pat The Movie
31st October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Each school holiday we will be selecting a film for families to enjo.y
The WellChild Christmas Fair
10th November 2014 - 12th November 2014 - Daylesford Organic Farm
A fantastic fundraising event The Christmas Fair in aid of the national charity for sick children, WellChild, will be held this year at the charming Daylesford Farm Gloucestershire from the 10th to the 12th November 2014. The fair features over 130 stalls and it promises to be a festive feast of enticing gifts and treats.

Upcoming Walks

31 October 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 8.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bathford on the No 13 bus route from Bath
  • Starting Point Opposite the Crown, Bathford Hill Bathford.

From Bathford the walk proceeds along the ByBrook to Shockerwick and Middlehill before climbing via Ditteridge to, Colerne. Return via part of the Fosse way. Please bring a picnic drinks available at Colerne. Not suitable for pushchairs.

31 October 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bibury. NE of Cirencester
  • Starting Point Bibury Church. (Park considerately on the roadside by the river)

A gentle walk from Bibury along the riverside to Coln St Aldwyn and back via Coneygar Woods. Not suitable for pushchairs.

04 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Between Bath & Chippenham overlooking the By-Brook valley
  • Starting Point Fox & Hounds, Colerne

A walk around the various footpaths of Colerne Parish. Lunch available at the Fox and Hounds. Bring a mid morning munchie. Parking at the pub or adjacent Constitutional Club. Not suitable for Pushchairs.

05 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chedworth (N Of Fosse Way & SW of Northleach)
  • Starting Point Chedworth Farm Shop; Denfurlong Farm GL54 4NQ

A circular walk through Chedworth village and Chedworth Woods, passing the Roman Villa and returning to the farm shop and café. Includes some minor roads, some rough ground, and one very steep climb.

06 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village East of Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Starting Point Little Compton, Red Lion. Please park considerately in the village.

An opportunity to enjoy sections of the Donnington Way and sample some Donnington pubs that it links. From Little Compton to Cornwell and back via Chastleton, with the bonus of passing three manor houses. Pub lunch available at end.

08 November 2014 - 09.30
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cheltenham
  • Starting Point Whittington Village Green, oppsoite the telephone box. Please park considerately in village

Join us on a journey around some of our lost and isolated places in the Cotswolds as we consider the advantages and disadvantages of both. Please bring a packed lunch.

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