Walks on Wheels

Walks on Wheels is a series of fifteen short routes throughout the Cotswolds AONB that can be explored by users of wheelchairs, power scooters and children's buggies.

Taking in some of the Cotswolds' best scenery and attractions, the walks will help you to enjoy and explore quiet, accessible country paths, villages or market towns.

The Cotswolds' highest point at Cleeve Common, the prehistoric Rollright Stones, a magnificent aqueduct and classic Cotswolds market towns are just some of the walks' highlights and attractions.

All of the routes have been tested by disability and access groups from across the Cotswolds and have been carefully chosen to ensure that they are appropriate for users. However, some of the routes are not suitable for all wheelchair users and some may be difficult or impassable in bad weather and after rain.

The project was devised by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens to mark 40 years of helping to improve access to the Cotswolds and conserve its landscape.

For further information on walks, countryside and green spaces which are accessible to those using wheelchairs, mobility scooters, pushchairs and buggies across the South West and South East, go to www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk.

See below for the full list of downloadable walks.


Walks on Wheels: Ilmington - Walk 1

Easy 1.2km village walk on hard surface with a very gentle slope. Suitable for all wheels.


Walks on Wheels: Dovers Hill - Walk 2

Grassy level walk (1.2km) suitable for all. Extra loop has steep slopes. Wonderful viewpoint.


Walks on Wheels: Hinchwick - Walk 3

Easy 1.8km walk for all on a private road in a remote Cotswold valley with one gentle slope.


Walks on Wheels: Rollright Stones - Walk 4

Two very short walks on grass round a prehistoric site with wide views. Suitable for all wheels.


Walks on Wheels: Cleeve Common - Walks 5 and 6

Panoramic grassy walks on the top of the Cotswolds. The short walks are for all wheels.


Walks on Wheels: Crickley Hill - Walk 7

Short family walk for all wheels in a country park. Tarmac and earth paths.


Walks on Wheels: Charlbury - Walk 8

Very short family walk on mown grass leading to a playground.


Walks on Wheels: Amberley - Walk 9

4km on lanes and the common. Tarmac and grass with one steep descent. Not for wheelchairs.


Walks on Wheels: Cirencester - Walk 10

Tour of town and park (4km) on hard surface with negligible slopes. Suitable for all wheels.


Walks on Wheels: Tetbury - Walk 11

Pavement tour of a market town (2.8km) with steep sections so not suitable for wheelchairs.


Walks on Wheels: Badminton - Walk 12

Easy 3km tarmac route through village and park, suitable for all. Optional extra village loop.


Walks on Wheels: Lansdown - Walk 13

Strenuous 4km climb, only for Tramper-type scooters and mountain buggies. Wide views.


Walks on Wheels: Dundas - Walk 14

Explore two canals. Short and ideal for all wheels, plus bike and boat hire.


Walks on Wheels: Bradford on Avon - Walk 15

Easy 4km canal walk on hard surface for most wheels. Alternative grassy path for wheelchairs.