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

A Greek in Egypt: The Hunter from Naulratis
28th May 2016 - 17th July 2016 - Corinium Museum
The hunter from Naukratis is a spotlight display developed by the British Museum to explore the encounter between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Persia, and Rome.
Discover the beauty of the scarp slope of the Cotswolds on this 28 mile e-bike tour through lavender fields and the historic villages of Stanway and Broadway.
Rural Cinema - Bridge of Spies
28th May 2016 - 29th May 2016 - Corinium Museum
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies is a dramatic thriller which tells the story of James Donovan.
Electric Bike Tour - from Moreton including Broadway Tower and Chipping Campden
29th May 2016 - The public long-term pay & display car park by railway station
Discover the beauty of the scarp slope of the Cotswolds on this 34 mile e-bike tour Broadway Tower and on to the historic town of Chipping Campden
Discover ever-changing vistas over the Windrush and Evenlode valleys and discover sleepy villages and hamlets nestling in the rich agricultural landscape.
Roman Statues
31st May 2016 - Corinium Museum
Join Heather for a close up look at some of our Roman statues, revealing many that are not on display.

Upcoming Walks

29 May 2016 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Wessex Water Car Park, Claverton Down, Bath

A circular walk on National Trust land South of Bath at Claverton Down with fine views overlooking the City and passing old quarry workings at "ampton rock". Not suitable for pushchairs. Coffee stop only. Thanks to Wessex Water for parking permission.

31 May 2016 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Marshfield on the A420.
  • Starting Point Market Place, Marshfield

A morning walk along the High Street of this small medieval market town to the Almshouses, then taking bridleways South to Ashwicke and returning through the fields on footpaths (No stiles).. Lunch choice of 2 pubs or a tea shop. .

01 June 2016 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 11 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Campden
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden School, Cider Mill Lane, Chipping Campden

A walk from Chipping Campden to Broadway Tower to discover the part played by the Cotswolds in the Civil War, WW2 and the Cold War. Please bring a packed lunch.

04 June 2016 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Distance 2.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Norton
  • Starting Point College Farm, Salford OX7 5YP

This family walk and tractor and trailer ride links two farms; one is where young cattle graze and the other where the cows are milked - by a robot! Some car sharing - see website. Please bring a picnic. Numbers limited so please telephone 01993 831810 to secure a place.

04 June 2016 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 8 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Dowdeswell
  • Starting Point Kilkenny View Point off A436

History and Wildlife along the Chelt Valley. Passing Dowdeswell Manor, Sandywell Park, Dowdeswell Court, Rossley Manor and Pegglesworth and walking around ancient Lineover Wood and over Ravensgate Hill. Bring a picnic lunch

07 June 2016 - 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.

Latest News

New bench unveiled in Charlcombe to mark the work of the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens
New 2016 Dry Stone Walling Competition
In 2016, we bring you the Best Cotswolds Dry-Stone Wall competition!
Hedgelaying Courses
Hedgelaying Courses
12th May 2016
Hedges can be seen all over the Cotswolds, but did you know about the important benefits that hedges bring to wildlife?
Dry Stone Walling Courses
Dry stone walls are truly an icon of our beautiful Cotswolds landscapes. You can join us and learn how to build your very own dry stone wall!
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