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

Exhibition - Land and Sea
30th June 2016 - 16th July 2016 - Corinium Museum
Sarah aims to celebrate the richness of colour, depth and the tiniest of details that can be found in the world around us.
Recent Archaeology at Chedworth Roman Villa
30th June 2016 - Corinium Museum
Discover 2000 years of history at Chedworth Roman Villa through past and present archaeological excavation.
Dyrham Park will be celebrating National Meadows Day with a Bioblitz and a whole host of meadow-related activities!
William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
7th July 2016 - Batsford Arboretum
The Lord Chamberlains Men return to Batsford Arboretum for an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Ebrington Traditional Village Fete and Family Dog Show
9th July 2016 - Ebrington Cricket Ground GL55 6NF
Ebrington's traditional village fete and family dog show is held on Ebrington Cricket Ground just two miles from Chipping Campden in the beautiful North Cotswolds. Free parking. Entry £1 for adults and children over 12. Marquee teas, BBQ, ice cream, classic vehicles, swing band, dancing display, stalls galore.
Corinium Cinema - Amelie
14th July 2016 - Corinium Museum
Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.

Upcoming Walks

02 July 2016 - 11.30
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point Visitor Reception Dyrham Park

Wild Flower walks will go round Whitefield and other parts of Dyrham Park to identify the many species which grow there. 11.30 and 2pm

02 July 2016 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.5 hours
  • Distance 11 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village The Market Hall is in the centre of Chipping Campden. There is limited street parking and two small car parks in Back Ends.
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

The second circular walk in a series celebrating the Cotswolds AONB, its formation and development in the Northern area. We will walk from Chipping Camden to Ilmington returning via Ebrington. En route we will learn how members of the Arts and Crafts Movement influenced the establishment of the AONB.

03 July 2016 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 8.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Tetbury
  • Starting Point Tetbury - Free long stay car park at old railway station, Cirencester Road.

A level walk along the Monarch's Way to Westonbirt school, Shipton Moyne and Estcourt Park. Open fields, fine views and history to boot. May be muddy in places Please bring a picnic lunch. Pub stop for drink only.

05 July 2016 - 10.00
Details
  • 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.

06 July 2016 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 11 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Burford
  • Starting Point Main Car Park in Burford

A tour of the Windrush Valley from Burford visiting Shilton, Asthall, Swinbrook, Widley Copse and Fulbrook. We see the famous Fettiplace Monuments, hear about the Mitford sisters and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Windrush Valley.

06 July 2016 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 8m South of Cheltenham.
  • Starting Point Old road parallel to A417 near Five Mile House Inn (closed).

Walk through Duntisbourne Abbots, Miserden Park, and Winstone. One steep climb and some stiles, a little road walking. Park on Old road N of A417 dual carriage way, near 5 Mile House Inn (closed at time of printing) .

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