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

Family Drop-in - Roman Shields
31st March 2015 - Corinium Museum
Protect yourself by making a copy of a Roman shield to take home.
Lost in the Willows: Hunt for the Golden Egg
5th April 2015 - Sudeley Castle
Children are invited to discover Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust's exciting new living willow maze ''Lost in the Willows' at the historic Sudeley Castle.
Gargoyles in Gloucestershire by John Putley
9th April 2015 - Old Prison, Northleach
John Putley is a local historian and Learning & Outreach Officer for Gloucestershire Archives.
Broadway Arts Festival Coffee Morning
16th April 2015 - Luggers Hall, Springfield Lane, Broadway WR12 7BT
Charity Coffee Morning in aid of Broadway Arts Festival Trust
Mornee is an expert in local geology and biodiversity, especially flora. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Gardens Illustrated Festival
17th April 2015 - 18th April 2015
Join us in the Cotswold market town of Malmesbury for the new Gardens Illustrated Festival. Enjoy a fascinating programme of talks from leading experts, garden tours and workshops. You can also browse our marquee located within the Abbey grounds where you can buy from carefully selected nurseries and gardening suppliers,

Upcoming Walks

01 April 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 2.5 miles east of Cirencester
  • Starting Point Crown of Crucis Inn car park Ampney Crucis (on A417)

A route around the churches of the Ampney Brook valley. The walk is mostly flat with a number of stiles and some road walking and crossings.

07 April 2015 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 3.0 hours
  • Distance 4.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Wotton Under Edge
  • Starting Point Roadside parking at the top of the Old London Road leading from Wotton Under Edge to the B4058.

A relatively short and level walk designed for all ages, particularly parents with children, although unsuitable for pushchairs or buggies. The walk through Westridge Woods offers superb views from the Cotswold Edge, with the opportunity for young and old to appreciate the wide variety of local trees and wild flowers.

07 April 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village 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.

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

10 April 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Slad
  • Starting Point Bulls Cross (off the B4070)

A strenuous walk in the Upper Slad Valley and Dillay. It may be rough underfoot with steep ascents and descents but the views make the effort worthwhile. Pub lunch available nearby at the walk end.

12 April 2015 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point Visitor Reception, Dyrham Park

Minbus transport [£4] departs promptly at 10am to Castle Combe. After the village, we cross the golf course to Nettleton Mill and follow the Broadmead Brook back to Dyrham via West Kington. Please bring a picnic lunch. Booking essential on 01225 892374

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