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

The History of Farming in Gloucestershire
23rd July 2014 - Courtroom at The Old Prison
John Putley, Learning and Outreach Officer, Gloucestershire Archives, will give an illustrated talk on the history of farming from Prehistory onwards.
Heather Dawson will be on hand in the museum’s galleries to explain the techniques archaeologists use to uncover the historical landscape.
Fairytale Wedding Dresses
25th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
Join Sara Salvidge and explore the wedding dresses in the Corinium Museum collections.
The Romans are Coming!
26th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Chedworth Roman Villa
Back with a taster of life in ancient Rome, Legio II Augusta bring their unique stalls, demonstrations and talks to Chedworth. Interesting and great fun.
Festival of Fizz
26th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Winchcombe
A weekend of celebrations marking 400th anniversary of the birth of locally born-and-raised Christopher Merrett, who is attributed with playing a major part in the creation of "fizz" more than 20 years before Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon famously introduced champagne to the world in Epernay, France.
Rural Cinema -The Grand Budapest Hotel
26th July 2014 - 27th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars.

Upcoming Walks

24 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.

24 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Broadway
  • Starting Point Stanton Village Car Park

Last in the series of seasonal walks exploring the footpaths around Stanton. We will climb up the escarpment and look for summer butterflies and flowers. Pub lunch available at the end.

25 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Winchcombe
  • Starting Point Public car park by the library in Winchcombe;Pay & Display

A walk from Winchcombe through the grounds of Sudeley Castle, St Kenelms Well, and Salters Hill, and back.

26 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Box on the A4 East of Bath
  • Starting Point Selwyn Hall free Car Park, Box - Off the A4

A climb out of the Avon valley through woods to Blue Vein, then the Macmillan way to the Avenue. Return via Monkton Farleigh,Kingsdown and Shockerwick. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs. Level or downhill after early climbs!

27 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Distance 8 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Odd Down Park and Ride

A walk along part of the Fosse Way (Roman Road) to Combe Hay and along the Somerset Coal Canal to Midford before returning via South Stoke. Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs

29 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.

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