Car-free walks in the North Cotswolds
These walks in the north Cotswolds are based around Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the-Wold . The walks are designed to enable people to get to their starting point using public transport and offer a great chance to get outside and enjoy one of the UK’s finest landscapes.
See below for the full list of downloadable walks.
Walk One: Kingham Station Short Circular (3.5 miles)
This is the first in a new series of car free walks from the Cotswolds Conservation Board designed to allow people to use public transport to arrive at their starting point.
Walk Two: Meadows and Mills (4 miles)
This is an easy walk downhill from Stow-on-the-Wold to Bourton-on-the-Water across meadows and mills to Lower Slaughter, where the old mill has recently been restored and now houses a tea shop, small store and a museum.
Walk Three: The Rissington Round (3.5 miles)
A short walk linking the historic villages of Great and Little Rissington, taking in Bourton-on- the-Water and the River Windrush.
Walk Four: Kingham Station Circular (9 miles)
A longer circular walk from Kingham Station through Foxholes Nature Reserve, past Bruern Abbey, up onto the ridge at Idbury and Nether Westcote with views down to Bledington.
Walk Five: Great Barrington - Burford (5 miles)
A walk through a superb stretch of the Windrush Valley between the Barringtons and Burford.
Walk Six Kingham to Chipping Norton (9 miles, shorter 6 mile walk also available)
A walk from Kingham to Oxfordshire’s highest town, Chipping Norton- including Adlestrop, Chastleton and Cornwell.
Walk Seven: Eye the Windrush and Slaughter (3.2 miles)
A short easy walk that links the River Eye at Lower Slaughter with the River Windrush at Bourton. Classic Cotswold villages and lovely valley views.
Walk Eight: Kingham and Churchill (5 miles)
The hill top village of Churchill features on this walk between Kingham and Chipping Norton.
A Cotswold classic! A fascinating walk in the Windrush Valley past ancient burial mounds, Norman churches and manors. Beautiful villages hide interesting histories of landowners and literary figures.
Walk Ten: Great Rissington to Bourton (6.5 miles)
A walk from Great Rissington across the Windrush valley through the wildlife rich water meadows of The National Trust’s Sherbourne Estate then back along the river.
Walk Twelve: From Wold to Water (6 miles)
A walk from the historic town of Stow-on-the-Wold via the picturesque villages of Icomb and Wyck Rissington, through Salmonsbury Water meadows to Bourton-on-the-Water