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

Egyptian Mummy Peg Dolls
23rd October 2017 - Corinium Museum
No need to keep this activity under wraps! Let's celebrate the season with a friendly and historical ghoul. These adorable Egyptian peg dolls will delight and entertain, and don't forget to bring your mummy!
Westonbirt Charities Fair & Festival
24th October 2017 - 25th October 2017 - Westonbirt School GL8 8QG
Now in its 17th year the Westonbirt Fair and Festival goes from strength to strength with exciting new products to buy and new activities to entertain. This year the not-for-profit event is supporting Home-Start SD, the Air Ambulance and Toucans for Children.
'Unplugged' and 'When I Grow Up'
24th October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Join Steve for an interactive reading of his books and create 'story stones' whilst learning how to write and illustrate a great story. Take time to look around the museum for inspiration if you wish.
Incredible Insects
25th October 2017 - Corinium Museum
A wonderful opportunity for young insect fans to get up close and personal with incredible insects.
Drawing Archaeology
25th October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Join James to draw some rarely seen artefacts from the store from Stone Age to Medieval.
Tombstones
26th October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Come and be an archaeologist!

Upcoming Walks

24 October 2017 - 10.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.75 hours
  • Distance 4.25 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Marshfield on the A420.
  • Starting Point Market Place, Marshfield

A morning walk along the High Street of this small medieval market town to the Almshouses, then taking bridleways South to Ashwicke and returning through the fields on footpaths (No stiles).. Lunch choice of 2 pubs or a tea shop afterwards.

25 October 2017 - 10 am
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Crickley Hill is signposted off the A436 near the Air Balloon PH
  • Starting Point Crickley Hill Car Park (pay & display)

The walk starts at Crickley Hill and continues along the Cotswold Way with outstanding views of the Severn Vale. It passes Ullenwood, climbs South Hill and passes Birdlip Radio Station on the way to Barrow Wake and back to Crickley.

27 October 2017 - 10 am
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.45 hours
  • Distance 6.2 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Lechlade
  • Starting Point Lechlade High St

This walk has been cancelled.

28 October 2017 - 10.00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Mickleton
  • Starting Point Mickleton Church, park considerately

A circular walk taking in Hidcote Bartrim and the Foxcote estate. A long, steady uphill stretch at the beginning and a short but steep climb about halfway. Please bring a packed lunch.

29 October 2017 - 10:00
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5.5 hours
  • Distance 9.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Wotton Under Edge
  • Starting Point Chipping Car Park, Wotton Under Edge

A walk along the Cotswold escarpment to North Nibley and then down to Charfield for lunch. We return to Wotton via Kingswood and learn of the unsolved mystery at Churchdown. Bring a packed lunch, pub stop for drink only.

29 October 2017 - 9.30
Details
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 5.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Ford on the A420
  • Starting Point White Hart Inn, Ford

From Ford we follow the Macmillan way to Weavern farm to enter Colerne Wood where Wardens have coppiced areas over many years. A small demonstration may be possible, weather permitting, and you will see deer fencing around the most recent work. Please bring drinks. Return via Thickwood. Pub lunch available afterwards.

Latest News

Vacancy for Parish Member
Vacancy for Parish Member
12th October 2017
Cotswolds AONB Hedgelaying Competition 2017
Entries are now being taken for the 2017 championship which will be held on Saturday 18th November at Workham Farm, Fifield, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6HS
Cotswold Way now on Google Street View
Cotswolds Conservation Board reflects on the year looking after one of the nation's important landscapes
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