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

Dormer House School Open Morning
18th April 2015 - Dormer House School
Based in Moreton in Marsh, in the heart of the Cotswolds, Dormer House is hosting an open day from 9am -12 noon on Saturday 18th April. An independent, co-educational day school for children aged 2 to 11, Dormer House welcomes the public to see the school in action.
Thrill Collins
24th April 2015 - The Old Prison, Northleach
Thrill Collins playing LIVE supported by The Red Shift. Tickets available on
Food For Thought Exhibition - A British Museum Collaboration
25th April 2015 - 5th July 2015 - Corinium Museum
This exciting exhibition is a partnership between the British Museum, Roman archaeologists from UK Universities and the Corinium Museum. It will explore food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world.
Rural Cinema - The Imitation Game
25th April 2015 - 26th April 2015 - Corinium Museum
The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist .
From the Iron Age through to the present day, artists have drawn on zoomorphic imagery and incorporated this into their work.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
28th April 2015 - Cheltenham Town Hall
The Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Cheltenham in April

Upcoming Walks

21 April 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Icomb church. Please park considerately in the village.

A circuit from Icomb via Wyck Rissington on parts of the Diamond Way. Excellent views over the Evenlode and Windrush Valleys and beyond.

23 April 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Blockley is just off the A44 Moreton-in-Marsh - Evesham road
  • Starting Point Bus shelter, Blockley Village Green. Please park considerately in the village

Enjoy some of the walks in the recently published Blockley Heritage collection. This one takes us down the historic high street via Upton Wold to Snowshill, returning via Snowshill Hill, Far Upton Wold and the Diamond Way. Please bring a packed lunch.

24 April 2015 - 2pm
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Distance 1 1/2 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point The Courtyard by the house.

24 April 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 7.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Slip road for Swainswick, East of the A46, 3.3 miles from Cold Ashton roundabout at the A46/A420 junction.

Just outside Bath we start in a surprisingly secluded area walking through delightful combes before rising to Lansdown and visiting the Civil War battlefield. Pub stop for drinks available at Blathwayt Arms, Lansdown. To be flexible please bring a packed lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.

24 April 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.25 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Miserden
  • Starting Point Carpenters Arms Miserden

Join us on a circular walk from Miserden through Duntisbourne Abbots and Winstone with varying countryside. Exploring open country and villages returning across the River Frome through Miserden Estate woodland. Two moderate climbs.

25 April 2015 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Charlbury between Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Starting Point Spendlove Centre, Charlbury

From Charlbury across the river walking through fields to the Medieval church of Shorthampton with fine wall paintings. Then continuing along the Evenlode valley to the second church with an impressive array of memorials. Lunch options in Charlbury on return.

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