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.
- 4.5 hours
- 8.5 miles
- Winchcombe, Back Lane Car Park (Pay and Display £1 per day)
This is the second in a series of five circular walks which will incorporate the whole of the new Isbourne Way, from the source of the Isbourne River to its confluence with the Avon near Evesham. Lunch is available from The Pheasant at Toddington.
- 3 hours
- 5.5 miles
- Shortwood Car Park (aka Cripplegate)
Via Bird in Hand and Scottsquar Hill to Edge and Stockend, then a return along the Cotswold Way, mainly on good tracks and quiet roads. Wonderful views across the Painswick Valley and Severn Vale. Lunch available in nearby pubs.
- 3.5 hours
- 5 miles
- South of Charlbury
- Finstock Primary School
This is a family walk from Finstock to Shakenoak Farm through Wilcote. We cross a Roman Road and visit two "wells" on the way. We pass through ancient woodland and open fields on our return where there will be an opportunity to take lunch at The Plough Inn.
- 5.5 hours
- 9.0 miles
- High Street, Sherston
A flat walk to Leighterton passing through Westonbirt Arboretum. We return via Didmarton and the source of the Sherston Avon. Please bring a packed lunch. Pub stop for drink only.
- 2.75 hours
- 4.25 miles
- Marshfield on the A420.
- 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 afterwards.
- 2.5 hours
- 5 miles
- On the A3400 between Chipping Norton and Shipston on Stour
- The Red Lion, Long Compton CV36 5JS
A circular walk exploring the hills around the village of Long Compton which includes some steep ascents and descents. Pub lunch available after the walk.