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

Corinium Cinema - Funny Face (U)
12th March 2015 - Corinium Museum
Audrey Hepburn at her luminous best stars alongside Fred Astaire in the dazzling big screen adaptation of George Gershwin's musical romp.
Mother's Day Dawn Chorus in Dyrham Park
15th March 2015 - Dyrham Park GR 748757
Bird expert Ed. Drewitt will lead you onto the terraces to hear the crescendo of sound at dawn and to identify each bird song in the aftermath.
Minchinhampton 10K
15th March 2015 - Minchinhampton Primary School
an accurately measured 10km road race in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds town of Minchinhampton
E.A.S.T. - Between the Lines
21st March 2015 - 19th April 2015 - Corinium Museum
Between the Lines" is the title of the latest exhibition by E.A.S.T., East Anglian Stitch Textiles. The exhibition is based on the groups' response to the centenary of the First World War.
Join Dr Nicholls to explore the world and buildings of ancient Rome and discover how he researched and built the model. This lecture will include some spectacular visuals.

Upcoming Walks

04 March 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Cirencester
  • Starting Point Cirencester Rugby Football Club. Entrance 100m up the Whiteway.

The route passes Stratton water meadows in the Churn Valley and returns via Cirencester Park Polo Ground. Car parking arranged by special agreement.

05 March 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 4.25 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Marshfield on the A420.
  • Starting Point Market Place, Marshfield

We walk along the High Street of this small medieval town to the Almshouses, then take bridleways and lanes south to Ashwicke and return through the fields on footpaths (No stiles). Lunch choice of 2 pubs or a tea shop afterwards

06 March 2015 - 11:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 4.5 hours
  • Distance 6.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Tetbury
  • Starting Point Chavenage Green, 0.5 miles west of Chavenage House.

We pass Cranmore Dairy en route to Barton End Stables. After passing Harley wood we stop for lunch in Nailsworth (packed lunch or local refreshment). We then take the old route to Tetbury climbing and passing through Ledgemore Wood.

07 March 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Pulteney Bridge,Bath (Opposite Victoria Art Gallery)

A circular walk from Bath's Pulteney Bridge via Alexandra Park, Lyncombe Vale and Sydney Gardens. Coffee stop only. Start only 10 mins. from Bus/Railway station. Not suitable for pushchairs [Steps!]

07 March 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.5 hours
  • Distance 11 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Winchcombe
  • Starting Point Toddington Church. Please park considerately in village.

From Toddington we climb the Cotswold Edge at Wood Stanway and on to Ford for lunch, returning through Cutsdean. Pub lunch available at Ford.

10 March 2015 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6.0 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Horsley
  • Starting Point Village Shop,Horsley - signposted from the main road through the village

Meet at 10am for coffee. The walk starts at 10:30, passing through Hartley Bridge and Hay Lane to Chavenage. We return via Ledgemore Bottom, Barton End and Washpool. Snacks and food available locally in the shop or local pub after the walk, if required.

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