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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

Family Film Friday - Big Hero 6
29th May 2015 - Corinium Museum
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is an action-packed comedy-adventure.
Walk from Stanton with Worcester Ramblers
30th May 2015 - Next to Stanton Village Club car park, opposite Stanton Court.
Join Worcester Ramblers for an eight mile Cotswold walk
The Naunton Country Market
30th May 2015 - 1st June 2015 - The Recreation Ground
With over 50 stalls selling food, drink, plants and crafts, there is something for everyone. Face painting for the children and a supervised area for them to have their own fun. Demonstrations from the Northleach Spinners and Weavers Group, cream teas, hotdogs, hamburgers and a bar.
Afternoon Talk-You are what you eat ?
4th June 2015 - Corinium Museum
An open forum led by Zena Kamash to discuss how identities are created by food.
The Burford Festival
5th June 2015 - 14th June 2015 - Various in Burford
A 10 day, biennial town festival. The Burford Festival is a festival of music (blues, choral, classical, jazz and folk), literary events, special interest talks, theatrical workshops the Cotswold Heritage day with stalls and other events, and Burford's Open Gardens. With over 50 events, there is something for everyone.
The Burford Festival
5th June 2015 - 14th June 2015 - Burford Town
The Burford Festival is a festival of music (Blues, choral, classical, jazz and folk), literary events, special interest talks, theatrical workshops the Cotswold Heritage day with stalls and other events, and Burford's Open Gardens. With over 50 events, there is something for everyone. More details forthcoming.

Upcoming Walks

30 May 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 7 hours
  • Distance 11 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Beckford is just off the A46 between Cheltenham and Evesham
  • Starting Point Beckford, outside Church

We will be on Bredon Hill exploring the evidence of boundaries related to settlements and land usage over thousands of years whilst enjoying magnificent views. Includes two ascents of the Hill. Pub lunch available in Elmley Castle or bring your own.

30 May 2015 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.0 hours
  • Distance 5.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Kingscote
  • Starting Point Hunters Hall Inn, Kingscote, by arrangement.

The Reverend Alan Cornwall came from London to take up the parishes of Newington Bagpath and Owlpen in 1827. The walk recounts some of his experiences and visits places of historic and social interest during his ministry, which lasted over 40 years.

31 May 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Wessex Water Car Park, Claverton Down, Bath

A circular walk on National Trust land South of Bath at Claverton Down with fine views overlooking the City and passing old quarry workings at "ampton rock". Not suitable for pushchairs. Coffee stop only. Thanks to Wessex Water for parking permission.

02 June 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 Chipping Campden's 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.

02 June 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Colerne
  • 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.

02 June 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Between Winchcombe & Broadway on B4632 -
  • Starting Point The Pheasant Pub, Toddington GL54 5DT at the intersection of the B4632 and the B4077.

Third in a series of five circular walks which will incorporate the whole of the new Isbourne Way, from the source of the Isbourne River to its confluence with the Avon near Evesham.

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