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

Mother Goddesses
29th May 2017 - Corinium Museum
Join Heather for a close up look at some exquisite statues depicting the fertility Goddesses.
Gargoyles on Sticks
30th May 2017 - Corinium Museum
Join us to create a medieval beast on a stick to take home.
Mini Mosaics
31st May 2017 - Corinium Museum
Learn the Roman art of mosaic making by creating your own mosaic tile to take home. All materials and instruction provided.
Abbey 900 Art Exhibition
1st June 2017 - 25th June 2017 - Corinium Museum
First and second year Art and Design students collaborate to produce an exhibition in celebration of Abbey 900.
Saxon Shields
1st June 2017 - Corinium Museum
Join us to create your very own Saxon shield to take home.
Family Film Lego Batman
2nd June 2017 - Corinium Museum
Showing at the Corinium Museum _ The Batman Lego Movie.

Upcoming Walks

03 June 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Between Burford and Chipping Norton
  • Starting Point Dog Kennel Lane, Shipton under Wychwood OX7 6DB

Follow the Oxfordshire Way from Shipton under Wychwood to Bruern Abbey and Foxholes Nature Reserve, returning via Bould Wood and the villages of Idbury, Fifield and Milton under Wychwood. Please bring a packed lunch.

04 June 2017 - 10.00
  • 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 rocks". Not suitable for pushchairs. Coffee stop only. Parking by kind permission of Wessex Water.

05 June 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 7.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Avening is 2 miles south east of Nailsworth and 3 miles north of Tetbury.
  • Starting Point Avening Village by the Queen Matilda Tavern (junction of 3 roads from Tetbury, Minchinhampton and Nailsworth). Please park considerately on road nearby.

A roundabout walk from a small queen in Avening via a haunted house looking out for the hermit's cave and passing a roundabout. Lunch available at pubs in Avening after the walk.

06 June 2017 - 6.00p
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Distance 4 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Broadway
  • Starting Point The Green at Broadway, several pay and display car parks in Broadway

It's worth the walk up to Broadway Tower to see the views. Leaving the Green, we walk to Coneygree Lane and ascend the hill, stopping at the top to look west to the setting sun. We return to Broadway via the Cotswold Way. Pub food available.

06 June 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Colerne, 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.

07 June 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.4 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Slad
  • Starting Point Bulls Cross on B4070 1 mile n of Slad

A walk to Swift's Hill, with glorious views over the Slad valley, through Snows Farm and Catswood and returning via Steanbridge and Down Hill.

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