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

Magna Carta 1215 - Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter
8th October 2015 - Corinium Museum
Tim Porter will share the content of the Magna Carta and how it took root.
Corinium Cinema -To Kill A Mocking Bird
8th October 2015 - Corinium Museum
Children growing up in a small American Southern town during the depression ere of the early '30,s are made dramatically aware of the effects of racial prejudice.
The Magnificent Meadows Project & Progress to Date
10th October 2015 - The Old Prison, Northleach
Katherine Holmes our in house Community Engagement Officer will be giving the talk about the Magnificent Meadows project and what they have achieved so far.
The Highwaymen of Gloucestershire
15th October 2015 - The Old Prison, Northleach
John Putley will be giving this talk.
Rome's Greatest Defeat: Battle of The Teutoburg Forest with Ben Kane. In AD 9, the Roman Empire covered most of Europe. Forty years of rule under the emperor Augustus had seen widespread military victories and vast expansions in its territories
Exhibition - Handmade in Clay-'Found, Fired and Fabulous'
17th October 2015 - 15th November 2015 - Corinium Museum
Found objects, fired glass and ceramics become unique, colourful and delicate creations in a fabulous exhibition by five local artists.

Upcoming Walks

06 October 2015 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 3 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Between Charlbury and Burford off the B4437
  • Starting Point Near The Swan Pub in Ascott under Wychwood

We shall be walking in and around Ascott to discover all the features of interest both ancient and modern that help make this village extraordinary. Optional pub lunch at the end of the walk at The Swan.

06 October 2015 - 10.00
  • 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.

07 October 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 7 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Colesbourne on A435 8m SE of Cheltenham.
  • Starting Point Overflow carpark of The Colesbourne Inn, Colesbourne

Over C's in the Churn valley. (Colesbourne, Coberley, Cowley, Cockleford). Park in pub's overflow carpark in lane by phonebox.

09 October 2015 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 8 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Sodbury
  • Starting Point Visitor Reception, Dyrham Park

A circular walk through the old deer park, along the Cotswold Way,around Dyrham wood to Doynton before picking up the Monarch's way and returning on the old Bristol-London Turnpike, now just a footpath! Please bring a picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.

10 October 2015 - 9.30
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 6.5 hours
  • Distance 12 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village West of Bourton-on-the Water off the A436
  • Starting Point Notgrove Village Hall car park (donation)

A wide-ranging walk taking in Notgrove's adjacent parishes as well as local features of interest, including a walk through Salperton (where the salters would have a break). Bring packed lunch and drinks. No salt required!

11 October 2015 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 12.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Charlbury
  • Starting Point Stonesfield Parish Church, please park considerately

Explore the landscapes of the Cotswolds on this walk to Charlbury and the outskirts of Blenheim Park. Please bring a packed lunch.

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