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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

Great shots on your iPhone or iPad (1pm - 4pm)
25th February 2017 - Cotswolds Discovery Centre, Northleach
This workshop is designed to get the best out of your phone or tablet. These devices have great cameras with many advanced features, there is much to learn. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Rural Cinema - Sully
25th February 2017 - 26th February 2017 - Corinium Museum
Tom Hanks stars in this thrilling portrait of heroic airline pilot.
Field of View
2nd March 2017 - 19th March 2017 - Corinium Museum
Everyday objects are transformed into objects of colour and texture that evoke past and present memories to the onlooker. 'Fields of View' exposes the varied techniques and finishes that can be achieved through the use of oils.
Photographic Composition Workshop (1pm - 4pm)
2nd March 2017 - Cotswolds Discovery Centre, Northleach
This workshop is for the next level photographer with a good digital camera( DSLR/ Bridge/ advanced compact). We will concentrate on techniques to improve the composition of your shots for landscape, portrait and action shots, in particular the workshop focuses on depth of field, rule of thirds and techniques such as exposure compensation. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Stars and Supper (6pm - 9pm)
4th March 2017 - Cotswolds Discovery Centre, Northleach
An astronomical evening with the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group. After a hearty supper, let these knowledgeable stargazers guide you through the night sky as you look through powerful telescopes at the moon, planets and stars. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Corinium Cinema -The Third Man
9th March 2017 - Corinium Museum
Holly Martins, a na´ve writer of pulp westerns, arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (the incomparable Orson Welles) but finds that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident

Upcoming Walks

21 February 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village On the A3400 between Chipping Norton and Shipston on Stour
  • Starting Point The Red Lion Inn, Long Compton CV36 5JS

A circular walk exploring the hills around the village of Long Compton which include some steep ascents and descents. Optional pub lunch at the end of the walk.

24 February 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bibury
  • Starting Point Bridge at the bottom of Arlington Row - please park considerately around the village

Through Arlington Row up to Coneygar Wood towards Quenington, skirting Coln St Aldwyns and following the river back to Bibury

24 February 2017 - 9.30
  • Difficulty Strenuous
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Distance 11 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bourton-on-the -Water
  • Starting Point Bourton-on-the-Water, Car park near Co-op supermarket, Station road

Starting from the scenic village of Bourton-on-the-Water this circular walk goes cross-country to the villages of Clapton-on-the-Hill and Cold Aston. The walk returns to Bourton along the Windrush river.

25 February 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.5 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Upton Cheney
  • Starting Point Upton Inn Car Park

From Upton Cheney to Beach before ascending Hanging Hill, following the Cotswold Way to Pipley Wood. then descending to North Stoke and back to Upton Cheney for lunch in the Upton Inn. Not suitable for pushchairs.

01 March 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village North west of Chedworth
  • Starting Point Old airfield at Chedworth

Postcombe, Withington Woods, Withington, along the River Coln and back via Chedworth Nature Reserve

03 March 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Distance 6 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Winchcombe
  • Starting Point Winchcombe, Back Lane Car Park (pay and display £1)

A look at the lovely countryside around Winchcombe as spring starts to arrive. Pub lunch available after the walk.

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