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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

Handmade from Clay
25th October 2014 - 23rd November 2014 - Corinium Museum
This eclectic exhibition features an exciting selection of beautiful handmade ceramics by four very different local artists using clay in uniquely creative ways.
Rural Cinema -Belle
25th October 2014 - 26th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges yet.
Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in
27th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies
Half Term Iron Age Family Fun Morning
28th October 2014 - Crickley Hill Country Park
Relive the Iron Age at Crickley Hill Country Park. Experience at first-hand how our ancestors lived over 2500 years ago. Try your hand at corn grinding and making a pot, wattle panel and sling for firing shot!
Northleach Circle of Crafters
28th October 2014 - The Old Prison, Northleach
An informal interest group set up to share skills in crafts using yarn, fabric and paper including knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting, patchwork, applique, origami, quilling, iris and tea-bag folding. Bring along your own projects, or just come to watch and learn! For more information, contact Carolyn on 01451 860362. Group meets fourth Tuesday of each month. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.
Traditions of Our World Family Drop-in
28th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Family drop-in activity celebrating the role of cats in our Halloween traditions.

Upcoming Walks

26 October 2014 - 10.30
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point Visitor Reception,Dyrham Park

A walk from Dyrham Park (National Trust) through nearby farmland and along part of the Cotswold way, passing historic points of interest along the way . No park admission fees to those participating in the walk. Not suitable for pushchairs.

26 October 2014 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.0 hours
  • Distance 10.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Uley
  • Starting Point Uley village green. Please park considerately in the village.

A walk to Horsley through Owlpen and Kingscote Woods, returning via Nympsfield. Bring a picnic lunch; pub stop for drink only.

29 October 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Off A46 towards Little Whitcombe & Birdlip
  • Starting Point Twelve Bells, Little Whitcombe

From Little Whitcombe to the Roman Villa, then following the Cotswold Way through Whitcombe Wood. Return via Whitcombe Park and the reservoirs to Droy;s Court.

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.

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