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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

Cirencester Cricket 175th Anniversary
30th June 2017 - 9th July 2017 - Cirencester Cricket Club GL7 1UT
Cirencester Cricket Club is 175 years old. To Celebrate we are hosting a week of cricket and events. Highlights being Henry Blofeld and a game v MCC. Come and visit one of the most beautiful grounds in England whilst visiting the Cotswolds. You will be most welcome.
The Corinium Sessions:
30th June 2017 - Corinium Museum
A Musical Fundraising Event for the Stone Age to Corinium Project Special Event
Grasslands of the Stroud Valleys: Photographic Exhibition by Deborah Roberts
1st July 2017 - 30th July 2017 - Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud, Glos, GL5 2AF
Grasslands of the Stroud Valleys: Photographic Exhibition by Deborah Roberts Open daily except Mondays.
Time Stands Still
1st July 2017 - Daglingworth Parish Church
CIRENCESTER ABBEY 900 EVENT TIME STANDS STILL - a concert of music for voice and virginals
As You Like It
5th July 2017 - Cogges Manor Farm
A weekend of drinks, live music, Morris dancing and delicious food at the Cogges Beer & Cider Festival in Witney.
Ebrington Traditional Village Fete and Family Dog Show
8th July 2017 - Ebrington Cricket Ground GL55 6NF
Traditional fete and family dog show in quintessential village in the beautiful North Cotswolds near Chipping Campden and Stratford upon Avon. Plenty of fun for all the family. Entrance £1 per adult, schoolchildren free. Free parking. Raising funds for our church and village organisations.

Upcoming Walks

30 June 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 3 miles to the South West of Bourton on the Water
  • Starting Point Cold Aston near to The Plough Inn

A walk along a track to Turkdean then through undulating countryside to Notgrove returning to Cold Aston along The Gloucestershire Way. Parking around the village of Cold Aston. Pub Food at The Plough Cold Aston

01 July 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 4 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Just east of Broadway off the A44
  • Starting Point Fish Hill Car Park, Broadway

The very special environment of Clump Farm, on Broadway Hill SSSI, is owned by the National Trust and not normally open to the public. We have special permission from the Trust to take you through its magnificent floral meadows for National Meadows Day.

01 July 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.0 hours
  • Distance 4.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Castle Combe
  • Starting Point Mount Zion Baptist Chapel, West Kington

A bridleway path down to the Broadmead Brook, which is followed to a clapper bridge.Then a circular route back via Nettleton Shrub, Home woods and West Kington Church and bridge. there should be plenty of wild flowers. A number of pubs nearby for lunch afterwards

01 July 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Woodstock
  • Starting Point Duke of Marlborough Hotel, OX20 1HT

A pleasant stroll on public Rights of Way through the grounds of Blenheim Park with fine views of the house and lake. The landscaping around the house was carried out by Capability Brown in 1764. Lunch available at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel at the end of the walk.

02 July 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 9.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Sherston
  • Starting Point Sherston high street

A circular walk through Alderton and Luckington. A rare opportunity to visit two recently restored medieval fish ponds. Pub stop for drink only. Please bring a packed lunch.

03 July 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Distance 7.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Sherbourne
  • Starting Point Northfield Barn NT car park (1km north of Sherborne on Clapton Road)

This circular walk takes in the beautiful Cotswold villages of Great Rissington and Windrush, mostly on footpaths around the Windrush valley.

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