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.
- 3 hours
- 5 miles
- Colerne, Between Bath & Chippenham overlooking the By-Brook valley.
- 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.
- 5.5 hours
- 10 miles
- Winchcombe Back Lane car park £1.00/day
A lovely spring walk through woods and over the hills looking and listening for warblers and other birds. The route takes us up through Spoonley and West woods before descending via the Breakheart Plantation. Bring a packed lunch.
- 2.5 hours
- 4.5 miles
- Bath (City centre)
- Green Park Station Foyer
Bath is known for its Georgian architecture but this urban walk tours some of the sites of its fascinating civil engineering and industrial heritage that "underpins" its existence. A coffee/drink stop is planned; café lunch together afterwards if you wish.
- 6 hours
- 11 miles
- Chipping Campden
- Chipping Campden, Market Hall in the High Street, parking along High Street.
This walk continues the series of walks about Women in the Cotswolds considering the lives of Mary Anderson, American actress and hostess, and Janet Ashbee, writer, thinker and wife of CR Ashbee. Lunch will be in Broadway where there is a range of eateries or bring a picnic lunch.
- 6.5 hours
- 11 miles
- NW of Northleach, South of the A40.
- Hangman's Stone layby. South of the A40 between Northleach and Shipton.
From Hangman's stone through Hampnett, Stowell Grove to Chedworth wood, return via Yanworth. Please bring a Picnic Lunch. Two churches with splendid paintings, passing the extraordinary Chedworth Roman Villa. Bluebells if still in Bloom!
- 6.0 hours
- 10.0 miles
- Selsley Common free car park, adjacent to the B4066 from Stroud to Uley, 1.2 miles south of the Dudbridge (Sainsburys) roundabout.
From Selsley Common the walk descends into the Nailsworth Valley via Woodchester then climbs to Rodborough Common. It descends again into the Golden valley via Bagpath to Thrupp and Stroud Brewery for a picnic lunch stop. The walk returns via the Stroudwater canal towpath to see the restoration works.