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

Spinners and Weavers Monthly Meeting
11th July 2014 - The Cotswold Lion Cafe at the Old Prison
Led by Amy Ford. No experience necessary as support is given to explore these historic crafts.
The CHaOS Roadshow
12th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
This July, students from Cambridge University are planning to cause CHaOS at family events all around the country. But don’t panic – CHaOS stands for “Cambridge Hands-On Science.
Ebrington Traditional Village Fete
12th July 2014 - Ebrington Cricket Ground
A traditional village fete and family dog show held at Ebrington Cricket Ground just two miles from Chipping Campden in the North Cotswolds AONB, with wonderful views towards Broad Campden, Paxford and Blockley. On Saturday 12th July 2014, 2-5pm.
Festival of British Archaeology
14th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Chedworth Roman Villa
Have you ever wished to be an archaeologist? Here is your chance to find out what it could be like. Hands-on activities, including identifying archaeological finds, archaeological illustration, specialist talks and lots more!
A History Tour of Northleach
16th July 2014 - The Old Prison, Northleach
Led by local historian, Peter Dawson
Join Alison Brookes in the museum’s galleries for a closer look at some of the objects found.

Upcoming Walks

12 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Norton
  • Starting Point Great Rollright Crossroads

A walk to one of the most beautiful villages in England. The walk heads east from Great Rollright through the Swere Valley. Please bring a packed lunch. Please park considerately by the cross roads.

15 July 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.

15 July 2014 - 09.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Stow-on-the Wold, public car park by Tesco

A delightful circuit with fine views taking in the Swells, Donnington & Broadwell, also passing Stow well.

15 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village On A4 between Bath and Chippenham
  • Starting Point Selwyn Hall free Car Park, Box -Off the A4

A series of monthly walks from Box into the surroundiong countryside.Some hills,giving good views in good weather.May be muddy following wet weather. Please bring drink and snack for mid-morning break. Lunch may be obtained afterwards in village pubs, and cafes.

16 July 2014 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.0 hours
  • Distance 5.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Tetbury
  • Starting Point Old railway yard free car park, off Cirencester Road, Tetbury

The route passes a former grist mill before passing through the Estcourt estate to a sheep town, Shipton Moyne. We return on a path crossing Duchy land and finish the walk with a viewing of Tetbury's inspiring church.

17 July 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.

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