Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

Friday 18/05/12 00:00 - 20/05/12 00:00


What better way to explore the beautiful Cotswold landscape than attend the award winning Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival.

This friendly walking festival offers 17 guided walks for all abilities, with knowledgeable guides who can give you an insight into the countryside.

For 2012 the Walking Festival includes:

  • An insight into life in and around Sudeley Castle in Tudor times where Queen Katherine Parr is buried.
  • Walk the Windrush Way from Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water through the hills passing the remains of ‘lost’ medieval villages en route.
  • Find out about Winchcombe’s military history during the two World Wars.
  • Walk to Longborough, a pretty ‘Walkers are Welcome’ village in the hills near Stow-on-the-Wold.
  • Walk part of the Cotswold Way with the National Trail Officers and gain an insight in how the trail is managed.
  • Walk part of the new Holst Way from the Holst Museum in Cheltenham with one of the route’s originators.
  • For the more energetic why not try orienteering on Cleeve Common, the highest point in the Cotswolds. Suits all ages.
  • Visit a Roman Villa, beautiful villages nestling in valleys, identify wild flowers, learn about birdsong or learn about Winchcombe’s historical past.

Booking early is essential to ensure places!