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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

Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in
27th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies
Half Term Iron Age Family Fun Morning
28th October 2014 - Crickley Hill Country Park
Relive the Iron Age at Crickley Hill Country Park. Experience at first-hand how our ancestors lived over 2500 years ago. Try your hand at corn grinding and making a pot, wattle panel and sling for firing shot!
Northleach Circle of Crafters
28th October 2014 - The Old Prison, Northleach
An informal interest group set up to share skills in crafts using yarn, fabric and paper including knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, quilting, patchwork, applique, origami, quilling, iris and tea-bag folding. Bring along your own projects, or just come to watch and learn! For more information, contact Carolyn on 01451 860362. Group meets fourth Tuesday of each month. Cost = £5 per person, including refreshments.
Traditions of Our World Family Drop-in
28th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Family drop-in activity celebrating the role of cats in our Halloween traditions.
Big Draw - Our World on a Bag
29th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Draw your unique design on a useful drawstring bag to carry around all those essential bits and pieces.
Discovery Zone
29th October 2014 - Corinium Museum
Providing you with the opportunity to see the museum team, as they undertake the cleaning of the floor mosaics.

Upcoming Walks

29 October 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Off A46 towards Little Whitcombe & Birdlip
  • Starting Point Twelve Bells, Little Whitcombe

From Little Whitcombe to the Roman Villa, then following the Cotswold Way through Whitcombe Wood. Return via Whitcombe Park and the reservoirs to Droy;s Court.

31 October 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 8.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bathford on the No 13 bus route from Bath
  • Starting Point Opposite the Crown, Bathford Hill Bathford.

From Bathford the walk proceeds along the ByBrook to Shockerwick and Middlehill before climbing via Ditteridge to, Colerne. Return via part of the Fosse way. Please bring a picnic drinks available at Colerne. Not suitable for pushchairs.

31 October 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bibury. NE of Cirencester
  • Starting Point Bibury Church. (Park considerately on the roadside by the river)

A gentle walk from Bibury along the riverside to Coln St Aldwyn and back via Coneygar Woods. Not suitable for pushchairs.

04 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Between Bath & Chippenham overlooking the By-Brook valley
  • Starting Point 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.

05 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chedworth (N Of Fosse Way & SW of Northleach)
  • Starting Point Chedworth Farm Shop; Denfurlong Farm GL54 4NQ

A circular walk through Chedworth village and Chedworth Woods, passing the Roman Villa and returning to the farm shop and café. Includes some minor roads, some rough ground, and one very steep climb.

06 November 2014 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village East of Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Starting Point Little Compton, Red Lion. Please park considerately in the village.

An opportunity to enjoy sections of the Donnington Way and sample some Donnington pubs that it links. From Little Compton to Cornwell and back via Chastleton, with the bonus of passing three manor houses. Pub lunch available at end.

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