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

Summer Holiday Activities and Fun
28th July 2014 - 31st August 2014 - Chedworth Roman Villa
Tremendous family fun. Hands on activities. Lots to do and see. Some activities for a small charge.
Roman Shields – Family Drop in
29th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
Find out how they were used, and make your own ‘mini’ shield to take home.
Roman Standards - Family Drop-in
30th July 2014 - Corinium Museum
Join in the fun and make your own Roman Standard to take home with you
Mini Mosaics - Children’s Activity
31st July 2014 - Corinium Museum
Create your own coaster in this fun activity using real glass and ceramic mosaic tiles.
The Big Batsford Bug Hunt
1st August 2014 - 31st August 2014 - Batsford Arboretum, Batsford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9AB
Find the bugs hidden in the arboretum and win a great prize!
Dowsing at the Villa
2nd August 2014 - 3rd August 2014 - Chedworth Roman Villa
Do you know how to find water underground in your garden? Learn dowsing techniques that will equip you with these unusual but sometimes useful and fun skills.

Upcoming Walks

29 July 2014 - 2.30
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a guided walk along Chipping Campden's "most beautiful village street now left in the island." Hear how the ancient town has developed, the importance of wool through to the influence brought by The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

29 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 7.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Adlestrop, Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Starting Point Adlestrop Village Hall

This walk in the Evenlode Valley has fine views and pretty villages with plenty of history. From Adlestrop it takes in Chastleton Barrow, Chastleton House and village, and Evenlode village. Please bring a packed lunch.

31 July 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 1.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village
  • Starting Point Chipping Campden Market Hall

Join the Cotswold Wardens for a guided walk along Chipping Campden's "most beautiful village street now left in the island." Hear how the ancient town has developed, the importance of wool through to the influence brought by The Guild of Handicrafts. Suggested donation £3.00.

01 August 2014 - 19:00
Details
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Distance 3.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Kingscote
  • Starting Point Hunters Hall Inn Car Park, Kingscote, by arrangement.

Join us on a gentle evening walk at harvest time from a historic Cotswold Inn. Take the opportunity to enjoy refreshment afterwards at the Inn.

01 August 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration max 5 hours
  • Distance 4 to 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Winchcombe
  • Starting Point Cleeve Hill Quarry Car Park – beyond the golf club

Explore the secret world of Cleeve Common. With Conservation Officer Ellie Phillips, we will take a look at some of the Common’s rarest species. Bring a packed lunch and sturdy footwear for scrambling over rougher areas.

02 August 2014 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Sutton-under-Brailes,Shipston-on-Stour
  • Starting Point Sutton-under-Brailes Village Green

A visit to Compton Wyngates windmill then onto Lower Tysoe and Winderton. The walk returns via the medieval village of Chelmscote and Upper Brailes. Please bring a packed lunch though possible pub stop. Please park considerately around The Green.

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