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

Decorate a Roman shield with thunderbolts and eagle wings ready to go into battle and take it home.
Stretchy Roman Soldier Family Drop-in
4th August 2015 - Corinium Museum
Come along and create a stretchy Roman soldier to take home.
Hear about the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and see our evidence for them in this hands-on discovery session.
Roman Helmets Family Drop-in with Jane Bovenizer
5th August 2015 - Corinium Museum
Build up your soldier's kit with a Roman helmet to take home
Join in the fun and create a cockerel on a stick to take home.
'Discovery' - A Creative Forum Exhibition
8th August 2015 - 6th September 2015 - Corinium Museum
This exhibition presents a diverse range of work by members of the group including paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, photography and jewellery.

Upcoming Walks

31 July 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 9.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 5 Miles West of Chippenham
  • Starting Point Castle Combe Upper Car Park.

Exploring the open land and villages surrounding one of the most picturesque combes in the Southern Cotswolds, this walk returns to Castle Combe via the Fosse Way/Macmillan Way through the Manor grounds. To be flexible, please bring a packed lunch. Not suiutable for pushchairs.

31 July 2015 - 09.30
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.5 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 2.5 mile NW of Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Condicote Village Hall

Take in the gentle high arable land of the North Cotswolds before following the River Windrush from Ford to Kineton and climbing back, passing the stone workings that give the district its identity. Please bring a packed lunch. Possible pub stop (for drinks only).

31 July 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Northleach
  • Starting Point The Plough Inn Cold Aston

A hilly walk around 3 lovely Cotswold villages. Lunch and snacks available at the pub.

02 August 2015 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 5.0 hours
  • Distance 8.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Dursley
  • Starting Point Dursley Town Hall. Free long stay car parking signed from Long Street or opposite the Old Spot pub.

A walk to Uley along the Ewelme Valley, returning around the ancient hill fort and very attractive Cam Long Down ridge. The walk features two steep ascents. Bring a picnic lunch or pub snack available.

04 August 2015 - 2.30
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

At the Market Hall join the Cotswold Wardens for a walk along the beautiful High Street. Hear how the ancient town developed, from the importance of wool through to the influence of The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

04 August 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Colerne
  • 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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