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.
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.
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.
A short walk linking the historic villages of Great and Little Rissington, taking in Bourton-on- the-Water and the River Windrush.
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.
A walk through a superb stretch of the Windrush Valley between the Barringtons and Burford.
A walk from Kingham to Oxfordshire’s highest town, Chipping Norton- including Adlestrop, Chastleton and Cornwell.
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.
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.
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.
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