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.
- 2.75 hours
- 5.3 miles
- Between Bishops Cleeve and Winchcombe
- Golf Club car park on Cleeve Common.Follow the golf club signs from the B4632.
A walk around the edge of Cleeve Common via Postlip Hall and Barn, Wontley, and the radio masts. Refreshments available at the Golf Clubhouse.
- 2.5 hours
- 5 miles
- Chipping Sodbury
- Visitor Reception, Dyrham Park
A walk from Dyrham Park (National Trust) through nearby farm land and along part of the Cotswold Way, passing historic points of interest along the way. No park admission fees for those participating in the walk. Not suitable for pushchairs
- 2 hours
- 4 miles
- Hensington Road Free Car Park, Woodstock OX20 1JL
This short walk on public rights of way around the Blenheim Estate looks for traces of its historic past. From Henry ll and his mistress to Princess Elizabeth 1st, the Dukes of Marlborough and more Recently Sir Winston Churchill.
- 3 hours
- 5 miles
- Colerne, Between Bath & Chippenham overlooking the By-Brook valley.
- 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.
- 5.0 hours
- 10 miles
- Castle Combe, 5 miles West of Chippenham
- Castle Combe upper car park (Off B4039)
Starting in one of the most picturesque villages in the Southern Cotswolds then climbing gently to circle sites of Roman villas and settlements to the west. Not suitable for Pushchairs Bring a packed lunch. A later drink stop is planned at the Old House at Home, Burton.
- 3 hours
- 5.5 miles
- Eastcombe to east of Stroud
- The Lamb Inn, Eastcombe with permission from the landlord
Circular walk along the Toadsmoor Valley using lesser walked paths in woodland and farm land. Some potentially slippery short descents and a number of stiles. Walking poles recommended. Lunch available at the Lamb Inn on return Satnav GL6 7DN