Discover rolling hills, ancient woodlands, tranquil villages and bustling market towns and enjoy one of England's most treasured landscapes on foot, on horseback or by bike.
Home » Home

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

Northleach Circle of Crafters
25th November 2014 - The Old Prison, Northleach
Bring along your own crafts or just come and watch and learn.
Recollections of Imperial Rome in Anglo-Saxon Art
27th November 2014 - Corinium Museum
When the Anglo-Saxons first arrived on Britain's shores, legends of the Roman Empire were nourished by encounters with ruined 'works of giants.'
Exhibition- In the Winter Sun - Amanda Anderson
29th November 2014 - 4th January 2015 - Corinium Museum
Bringing a kaleidoscope of colour to mid-winter Amanda Anderson's mosaic menagerie of birds and other creatures have a bright, rich and seductive quality, as well as a subtle humour.
Rural Cinema - The Book Thief
29th November 2014 - 30th November 2014 - Corinium Museum
The Book Thief tells the story of an extraordinary, spirited young girl sent to live with a foster family in WWII Germany.
Christmas Fair - Cotswold Crafts
5th December 2014 - 20th December 2014 - Corinium Museum
Come along and visit the museum and find inspirational gifts for everyone.
Wine & Cheese Evening in aid of BEST
6th December 2014 - Organic Farm Shop, Burford Road, Cirencester GL7 5HF
Enjoy the Farm Shop's finest cheeses and a glass of wine (or juice) while listening to the Ukey D'Ukes. Tickets are £10 to include your first drink - we will also be running a cash bar. All proceeds to BEST (part of GBSN reg charity 1121337).

Upcoming Walks

26 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Off A417 on the road to Birdlip
  • Starting Point Barrow Wake car park

A walk passing the Birdlip Radio Station and Cuckoopen Barn Farm to join the Gloucestershire Way along Coldwell Bottom continuing towards Stockwell and back.

28 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bathford and Monkton Farleigh 5 miles East of bath.
  • Starting Point Browne's Folly SSSI Nature Reserve car park at Monkton Farleigh

Through Browne's Folly SSSI onto the Palladian way, then across to South Wraxall returning via the ride to Monkton Farleigh. Optional pub stop at the Muddy Duck/Kings Arms bar in Monkton Farleigh. To be flexible please bring a picnic lunch.

28 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cheltenham.
  • Starting Point Puesdown Inn (Now the Garniche at Puesdown)On the A40 btwenn Northleach & Andoversford

A walk through Hazleton and the grounds of Salperton Park then back through typical Cotswold countryside.

29 November 2014 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.0 hours
  • Distance 10.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cherington
  • Starting Point Cherington Village centre, near Tetbury Glos. Cherington is approx. 3 miles north of Tetbury and 1 mile east of Avening. Please park considerately near the village hall.

A walk across open, gently rolling Cotswold Country through several small villages to a site near the source of the River Thames, returning via the Monarch’s and Macmillan Way. Picnic lunch with pub stop.

30 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Lansdown Park and Ride

We start with spectacular views from Lansdown, descend to Weston Village and then back to the Lansdown ridge again before descending to the delightful Swainswick Valley. Please bring a picnic lunch.. Not suitable for pushchairs.

02 December 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 6m west of Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Temple Guiting, St Mary's Church. Park at nearby village hall.

Straightforward route between St Mary's Temple Guiting and St Michael's Guiting Power plus some time in each church. Fairly level walking with three short hills and one stile. Likely to be muddy. Accessible loo at St Mary's.

Click here to sign up to our newsletter!


Do you have an event you would like to include on our website? holidays and accommodation in the Cotswolds Cotswolds Interactive Map