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

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.
South Cerney Angling Club Taster Day
2nd August 2014 - Gillman's Lake, Lake 23b Cotswold Water Park
Try your hand at fishing at this Free Angling Taster Day
Cold Aston Fayre
2nd August 2014 - Cold Aston, nr Bourton-on-the-Water.
A charming fete in a pretty Cotswold village. Lots to do for all the family.

Upcoming Walks

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.

03 August 2014 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 9.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Wotton Under Edge
  • Starting Point Newark Park National Trust car park, by arrangement

A walk to Kingscote through the secluded valleys of Ozleworth Bottom and Lasborough Park. We return via Marlees Brook and Ozleworth Park. Pub at lunch stop for drinks only.

05 August 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.

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