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.
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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

The Pipeclay Figurines from Roman Britain
26th November 2015 - Corinium Museum
Pipeclay figurines provide key insights into the nature of daily religious life in Roman Britain.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E
28th November 2015 - 29th November 2015 - Corinium Museum
The man from U.N.C.L.E. is an espionage action thriller, based on the TV series and set in the early 1960s.
Corinium Christmas Craft Fair
4th December 2015 - 7th December 2015 - Corinium Museum
Come along to the Corinium Museum and explore a world of wonderful crafts for Christmas.
Bourton Christmas Late Night Shopping Event
4th December 2015 - Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Christmas Late Night Shopping Event Friday 4th December 2015 . Lights switch on at 6.30 pm
Christmas Food and Craft Market
5th December 2015 - The Old Prison
A festive day to showcase local Cotswold craft and food producers. Indoor stalls, decorations, music and mulled wine.
Join us for a special screening of this classic Christmas film

Upcoming Walks

27 November 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Andoversford - In the triangle between Andoversford, Chedworth, and Northleach
  • Starting Point Mill Inn Withington

A moderate walk along the Coln then through Chedworth Woods to the airfield and back through Withington Woods. Although a little longer than usual there is little ascent. Lunch and snacks available at the pub if wanted.

27 November 2015 - 9.30
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Stanway is off B4077
  • Starting Point Main gate to Stanway House, park considerately in village

Another chance to see the north-western edge of the Cotswold Hills. This time we start with a climb. We walk southwards to Pinnock and then east through Temple Guiting and north to Taddington returning to Stanway over the Edge. Please bring packed lunch/refreshments.

29 November 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 8 miles miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Wellow south of Bath
  • Starting Point Wellow free Old Station Car Park

The Ups and downs! Up from Wellow, down to Combe Hay, down again to Midford, up onto the viaduct and return along the Somerset and Dorset line to Wellow. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs but fine for families.

01 December 2015 - 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 December 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 8 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village East of Cheltenham
  • Starting Point Station Road, Andoversford. Roadside parking by former cattle market

From Andoversford To Whittington And Puckham Joining The Cotswold Way To Descend To Dowdeswell Nature Reserve And Lower Dowdeswell. Bring a packed lunch

05 December 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Castle Combe
  • Starting Point Castle Combe public car park

We go off public footpaths across the golf course, with permission, to Gatcombe Mill, then across country to Burton and circle round to West Kington before returning along the Broadmead brook. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.

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