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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

Exciting meadow-based activities are planned in the Cotswolds - keep your eyes peeled for further details - available soon!
Stow Cotswold Festival
4th July 2015 - Stow on the Wold
Family fun with an American theme at venues around the centre of Stow on the Wold
Circus & Summer Fete
4th July 2015 - Broadway Village Green
Family Circus show, Face painting, traditional fete games, food, drink & gift stalls.
Birds of the Cotswolds
9th July 2015 - The Old Prison, Northleach
A talk from Andy Lewis of the North Cotswolds Ornithological Society about birds in the Cotswolds.
Corinium Cinema - Into the Woods (PG)
9th July 2015 - Coprinium Museum
An adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical, Meryl Streep leads a stellar cast as a wicked witch who sets out to teach important lessons to fairy tale characters.
Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band perform at The Convent, Thursday 9 July
9th July 2015 - The Convent, South Woodchester, Gloucestershire GL5 5HS
Award-winning Eliza Carthy brings her dazzling act to The Convent, Gloucestershire, and to the world via Netgig.

Upcoming Walks

02 July 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.

04 July 2015 - 9.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bledington lies south east of Stow-on-the-Wold.
  • Starting Point Bledington - meet on village green near the maypole. Please park considerately in the village.

An interesting route in West Oxfordshire which offers fine views and splendid countryside. Join us for lunch in the Wild Garden and enjoy its peace and tranquility while learning about local history. Please bring a packed lunch.

04 July 2015 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 6.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Woodstock On the A44 between Chipping Norton and Oxford
  • Starting Point Woodstock, Opposite The Marlborough Arms

Sweeping views of Blenheim Park and ancient woodlands on this 6.5 mile circular walk to Coombe with a chance to see some of the best medieval wall paintings in Oxfordshire. Lunch options in Woodstock at the end of the walk.

07 July 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.

07 July 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.

08 July 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cheltenham or Gloucester. Between Birdlip and Stroud
  • Starting Point Fostons Ash Inn (on B4070) GL67ES

A pleasant mix of fields, woodland, and attractive villages, exploring 2 tributary branches of the infant Frome. Some steeper climbs and descents and may be muddy so unsuitable for push chairs.

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