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

Town and Country in the Roman Cotswolds
29th January 2015 - Corinium Museum
We all know that Cirencester was an important Roman town and that the Cotswolds were populated by rich villas. But how did town and country fit together? Just what role did Cirencester play?
Iron Age and Saxon Coins
12th February 2015 - Corinium Museum
Emma and Heather will take a closer look at Iron Age and Saxon coins.
Corinium Cinema - Brief Encounter (PG)
12th February 2015 - Corinium Museum
Following a meeting in the waiting room of a suburban railway station
When in Rome
14th February 2015 - 15th March 2015 - Corinium Museum
Gloucestershire Lettering Arts is a Cotswold-based society for calligraphy enthusiasts to enjoy the many and varied aspects of the lettering arts of today.
Family Drop-in - Gargoyle masks
16th February 2015 - Corinium Museum
Join Jane to create a mask inspired by medieval gothic imagery.
Family Drop-in - Stretchy Scribes
17th February 2015 - Corinium Museum
Sara and Jane to create your own stretchy scribe with quill to take home.

Upcoming Walks

30 January 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 8.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Box on the A4 East of Bath
  • Starting Point Blue Vein Layby (off Longsplatt), Kingsdown,

Largely on National Trails this circular walk is on high ground from Kingsdown via the Wraxhalls, Cumberwell Park, Little Ashley and Monkton Farleigh. Please bring a picnic lunch. Drinks/snacks available at King's Arms in Monkton Farleigh. Not suitable for pushchairs.

30 January 2015 - 09.30
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village SE of Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Bledington Church

A chance to see East Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire. From Bledington to Kingham and Churchill then take the D'Arcy Dalton and Oxfordshire Ways and pass through Bruern Abbey. Please bring a packed lunch.

30 January 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Between Gloucester and Cirencester
  • Starting Point Highwayman Inn. Off the A417 about 4 miles S of the 'Air Baloon'. Access via slip roads signed for Winstone.

A walk through the woods of Misarden Park taking in Caudle Green and Miserden. Some steep ascents.

01 February 2015 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 11.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Norton
  • Starting Point Churchill, near the church.

Walk past the homes of some of the rich and famous.

03 February 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Just south of Moreton-in-Marsh on A429
  • Starting Point Fosseway Garden Centre Car Park, Moreton-in-Marsh. Please park furthest away from shop entrance

Walking north first we visit the Batsford estate then turn south to go through Bourton-on-the-Hill and Longborough, returning via the Monarch's Way. Please bring packed lunch . Refreshments available in garden centre at the end.

03 February 2015 - 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.

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