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 The Bicycle Thieves
19th October 2017 - corinium museum
Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio, a long unemployed man who finally finds employment putting up cinema posters for which he needs a bicycle. His wife pawns all the family linen to redeem the already pawned bicycle
Family Drop-in & Discovery Zone Roman Pots
21st October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Learn about Roman pottery and how it was used through examining real Roman pot shards and handling replica pots.
Mythical Masks
21st October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Create your own mask based on a character from Roman myth and legend and put it on for a fantastical photo.
Monster Maracas
21st October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Create your own maraca and decorate it inspired by the beasts and creatures from myths and legends gone by.
Roman Clothing and Textiles
21st October 2017 - Corinium Museum
Join Valija for a tour of the Roman galleries, examining the garments shown in works of Roman art.
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!

Upcoming Walks

21 October 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 5 hours
  • Distance 10 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Chipping Norton
  • Starting Point Whichford village Green

Using the MacMillan Way we go to Long Compton via Whichford Wood, hopefully enjoying some autumn colours. We then make our way up South Hill and on to Little Rollright and the Rollright Stones with its fascinating stories. Please bring a packed lunch. Pub available the end of the walk.

22 October 2017 - 10.00
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Bath
  • Starting Point Royal Avenue Bath, in front of the Bandstand

Circular walk from Royal Victoria Park,taking in three other parks within the City, with views of two others. Suitable for pushchairs if you can cope with steps.

23 October 2017 - 10:00
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 3.0 hours
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Hawkesbury Upton, south of Wotton Under Edge. Access from Hillesley or the A46 at Dunkirk.
  • Starting Point Beaufort Arms pub car park, Hawkesbury Upton.

From the Beaufort Arms we walk through the village to the church and on to Horton Court. Our return is via sections of the Monarch's Way and the Cotswold Way, then across fields to our start point. Lunch available at the pub if required.

24 October 2017 - 10.30
  • 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
  • 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
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 2.45 hours
  • Distance 6.2 miles
  • Nearest Town/Village Lechlade
  • Starting Point Lechlade High St

This walk has been cancelled.

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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