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.
- 3 hours
- 6 miles
- Painswick on the A46
- Painswick church yard opposite the Falcon
A walk along the Painswick valley past five mills. Returning via Painswick Beacon along the Cotswold Way in Painswick Car parking is available at Stammages lane car park (Pay & Display).
- 5.5 hours
- 10 miles
- Burford town car park
We walk along the River Windrush to Widford and then to Swinbrook church to see the Fettiplace Effigies and the Mitford family graves. Continuing along the Windrush we arrive at Asthall to see one of the Mitford family homes before returning via Fulbrook. Packed lunch and possible refreshments en route.
- 4 hours
- 7 miles
- Stow on the Wold
- Longborough, by the water fountain on the High Street GL56 0QC
When the Royalist army of 300 troops marched from Worcester towards Oxford in 1646 they were confronted by an army of Parliamentarians near to Stow on the Wold. More of this battle, and the toll it took, on the walk. Please bring a packed lunch.
- 2.75 hours
- 5.6 miles
- Eastleach is between Carterton and Bibury.
- Around the village of Eastleach and by the Victoria Inn.
A gentle walk alongside the disappearing river Leach and back over the downs. A lovely walk through a beautiful village and great Cotswold landscapes.
- 5.5 hours
- 10.5 miles
- Box, 6 miles East of Bath
- Selwyn Hall Car Park, Box.Off the A4.
This walk takes the Macmillan Way along the By-Brook valley to explore the old mills towards Slaughterford and Ford. After lunch the return climbs out of the valley to take the high ground towards Colerne. Please bring a packed lunch or use the Inn at Ford. Not suitable for pushchairs.
- 3 hours
- 5 miles
- Colerne, Between Bath & Chippenham overlooking the By-Brook valley.
- 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.