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

Ugly Mugs: Great Gloucestershire Gargoyles!
3rd September 2015 - Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, Berkeley, GL13 9BN
They wait on walls, rest on roofs and blend into buttresses - but can you see them? John Putley from Gloucestershire Archives presents a history of gargoyles in Gloucestershire.
Corinium Cinema - Some Like it Hot
10th September 2015 - Corinium Museum
When Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry witness a gangland shooting they flee by train to Florida.
Spinners and weavers group meeting
11th September 2015 - The Old Prison
A wonderful opportunity to learn the craft of spinning and weaving.
Corinium Museum - Heritage Open Day
12th September 2015 - Corinium Museum
As part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, the museum will be open for free.
'Deeply Felt'
12th September 2015 - 11th October 2015 - Corinium Museum
This exhibition showcases the latest works by Sarah Brooker, textile artist. Her hand-rolled felt wall hangings and framed works bring colour and vibrancy to any space.

Upcoming Walks

04 September 2015 - 09.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Snowshill is on the Cotswold Edge above Broadway
  • Starting Point Snowshill Public Car Park

Another chance to see the north western edge of the Cotswold Hills. From Snowshill we walk southwards and join the Cotswold Way down to the Stanways and Stanton before returning uphill off the Way. Please bring a packed lunch.

07 September 2015 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 3.0 hours
  • Distance 5.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Tetbury
  • Starting Point Chavenage Green, 0.5 miles north west of Chavenage House.

We take a bridle path from Chavenage House with its tale about an amorous civil war Royalist at Beverston castle. We continue across farmland to investigate a hermit's cave and return to the start via Lodge Farm.

08 September 2015 - 2.30
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

At the Market Hall join the Cotswold Wardens for a walk along the beautiful High Street. Hear how the ancient town developed, from the importance of wool through to the influence of The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

10 September 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

At the Market Hall join the Cotswold Wardens for a walk along the beautiful High Street. Hear how the ancient town developed, from the importance of wool through to the influence of The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

11 September 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 1 mile north of Prestbury on B4632
  • Starting Point Lay-by 100m north of Southam

Mostly footpaths passing Woodmancote to Nottingham Hill then Cleeve Hill with couple of steep climbs.

12 September 2015 - 10.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point Visitor Reception,Dyrham Park

A walk from Dyrham Park (National Trust) through nearby farmland and along part of the Cotswold Way, passing historic points of interest along the way. No park admission fees to those participating in the walk. Not suitable for pushchairs.

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