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

Mythical Masks- Family Drop-in
2nd September 2014 - corinium Museum
Moth Night at Batsford Arboretum
4th September 2014 - Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9AB
Discover more about our gorgeous native moths with our team of experts.
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show
6th September 2014 - 7th September 2014 - Eastington Road, Northleach, GL54 3PJ
A traditional country steam show and ale festival with full size and scale steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, vintage motorcyles, military and commercial vehicles, stalls, crafts, live music during the day and beer tent.
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show plus Ale Festival
6th September 2014 - 7th September 2014 - Eastington Road, Northleach, GL54 3PJ
A traditional country steam and vintage show in an idyllic Cotswold setting with Steam Engines, Stationary Engines, Vintage Tractors, Classic Cars, Vintage Motor Cycles & Pedal Cycles, Military Vehicles, Stalls, Ale Tent, Fairground Amuzements, Climbing Wall, AirSoft Paint Ball Range...
Wychwood Forest Fair
7th September 2014 - Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3EH
A traditional forest fair with over 170 stalls in rural crafts, arts and crafts, traders, entertainers, demonstrators and food and refreshments.
The Big Batsford Bat Walk
10th September 2014 - Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9AB
Discover more about the native bats who call Batsford Arboretum home.

Upcoming Walks

03 September 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 9.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Starting Point Ewepen Barn National Trust Car Park

Through the National Trust village of Sherborne to the River Windrush & its water meadows then on to The Fox at Little Barrington for lunch (or bring a packed lunch). Return via Windrush and Sherborne villages.

03 September 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cheltenham
  • Starting Point Royal George car park, Birdlip

A rewarding circuit with extensive views across the vale. One long steep descent and an undulating return, taking in Witcombe and the Roman Villa and Witcombe Wood. Can be muddy. Lunch available at the pub.

04 September 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a guided walk along Chipping Campden's "most beautiful village street now left in the island." Hear how the ancient town has developed, the importance of wool through to the influence brought by The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

06 September 2014 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.0 hours
  • Distance 9.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Uley
  • Starting Point Car Park at Coaley Peak Picnic Site.

Walk back in time as we explore the Bronze and Iron Age hilltop remains in the woods and countryside around the villages of Nympsfield, Owlpen and Uley. Pub lunch available or bring a picnic lunch.

06 September 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point Visitor Reception, Dyrham Park

Strenous because of length.No hills! Dyrham was modelled on Syston so the walk will get as close as we can and then return on the old turnpike that went between them. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.

09 September 2014 - 2.30
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a guided walk along Chipping Campden's "most beautiful village street now left in the island." Hear how the ancient town has developed, the importance of wool through to the influence brought by The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

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