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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

This talk will put Roman Cirencester into context. In what ways was it like other Roman towns in SW Britain (particularly Gloucester; Dorchester and Exeter), and in what respects does it stand apart from these places?.
Rural Cinema - Sully
25th February 2017 - 26th February 2017 - Corinium Museum
Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot.
Field of View
2nd March 2017 - 19th March 2017 - Corinium Museum
Everyday objects are transformed into objects of colour and texture that evoke past and present memories to the onlooker. 'Fields of View' exposes the varied techniques and finishes that can be achieved through the use of oils.
Corinium Cinema -The Third Man
9th March 2017 - Corinium Museum
Holly Martins, a na´ve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (the incomparable Orson Welles) but finds that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident
Introducing Medieval Monasteries
16th March 2017 - Corinium Museum
For a thousand years, monasteries were a dominating presence in the British landscape. Their reign was cut short in the 16th century but their remains fascinate even today.
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 19th March 2017
19th March 2017 - Combe Mill
COMBE MILL in STEAM Sun 19th March 2017 Themed:- Science and Engineering at Combe Mill

Upcoming Walks

24 January 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Campden. The Market Hall is in the centre of Chipping Campden. There is limited street parking and two small car parks in Back Ends.
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall, High Street

Continuing our interest in the Arts and Crafts movement we will walk to Broad Campden and see some of the buildings redesigned by craftsmen in the early C20th. Our route takes in a loop before returning via the Old Silk Mill in Chipping Campden, the original workshop of the craftsmen.

25 January 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Stow on the Wold
  • Starting Point Adelstrop Village Hall [£1 donation]

From Adelstrop to Chastleton, Oakham Hill and Salford, returning via Cornwell and Daylesford Hill Farm. With literary and TV connections, an historic house and archetectural interest. Possible pub stop but please bring a packed lunch.

27 January 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bourton-on-the -Water
  • Starting Point Bourton-on-the-Water Station Road Car Park (pay and display)

A circular walk along the Windrush River, then over the ridge to the beautiful Upper and Lower Slaughter villages, where the walk turns to follow the River Eye. The Wardens Way takes the walk back to Bourton, a good location for lunch.

27 January 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cirencester; East on the A417 towards Fairford.
  • Starting Point Car Park of the Crown of Crucis

From Ampney Crucis across country to Ampney St Peter, across Ampney Brook to Driffield past the Manor House at Harnhill

28 January 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 8 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bradford on Avon
  • Starting Point Upper Westwood Car park

A circular walk around the Westwoods, Iford, and Bradford on Avon. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs

29 January 2017 - 9:30a
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Signed off the B4437 Burford to Charlbury road.
  • Starting Point Ascott under Wychwood - village green

Discover the Neolithic on this walk in the Evenlode Valley. Please bring a packed lunch.

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