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

Mythical Masks- Family Drop-in
2nd September 2014 - corinium Museum
Moth Night at Batsford Arboretum
4th September 2014 - Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9AB
Discover more about our gorgeous native moths with our team of experts.
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show
6th September 2014 - 7th September 2014 - Eastington Road, Northleach, GL54 3PJ
A traditional country steam show and ale festival with full size and scale steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, vintage motorcyles, military and commercial vehicles, stalls, crafts, live music during the day and beer tent.
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show plus Ale Festival
6th September 2014 - 7th September 2014 - Eastington Road, Northleach, GL54 3PJ
A traditional country steam and vintage show in an idyllic Cotswold setting with Steam Engines, Stationary Engines, Vintage Tractors, Classic Cars, Vintage Motor Cycles & Pedal Cycles, Military Vehicles, Stalls, Ale Tent, Fairground Amuzements, Climbing Wall, AirSoft Paint Ball Range...
Wychwood Forest Fair
7th September 2014 - Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3EH
A traditional forest fair with over 170 stalls in rural crafts, arts and crafts, traders, entertainers, demonstrators and food and refreshments.
The Big Batsford Bat Walk
10th September 2014 - Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9AB
Discover more about the native bats who call Batsford Arboretum home.

Upcoming Walks

28 August 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.

28 August 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Evesham
  • Starting Point Elmley Castle. Small car park at church plus road parking

An energetic walk up and around Bredon Hill noting its history, flora and fauna and enjoying a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside. Please bring a packed lunch.

29 August 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Eastleach martin/Turville
  • Starting Point Near the Victoria Inn in Eastleach. Park considerately around the village

A pleasant riverside stroll up to Akeman Street then back down the opposite bank of the River Leach. Pub lunch available.

29 August 2014 - 14:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Minchinhampton
  • Starting Point Alongside Minchinhampton Church (on edge of Common)

An afternoon walk which descends towards the Thames and Severn Canal followed by a steep climb up to Rodborough Common and a richly deserved ice cream. A scenic uphill path leads us back to the start point.

30 August 2014 - 09.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Campden
  • Starting Point Blockley Village Green

Linking the Cotswold villages of Blockley and Snowshill, which have both featured on the small or large screen. Bring a packed lunch.

31 August 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Odd Down Park and Ride

A walk along the disused Somerset Coal Canal to Combe Hay village, Upper Midford and South Stoke. Coffee stop only. Not suitable for pushchairs. Good views, wild flowers, and industrial archaeology.

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