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Badminton House and Estate5 miles (8 km)Enjoy a walk through the Duke of Beaufort's estate on this easy circular walk in the Cotswolds. The walk starts in Great Badminton and heads to Little Badminton through Badminton Park. In the park there are two large ponds, several deer, attractive parkland and the 17th century Badminton House. At Little Badminton you will pass the pretty Dovecote before heading into the surrounding countryside. You'll pass along the woodland of the Seven Mile Plantation before returning to Great Badminton via a countryside bridleway and a short woodland section. The area is best known for the annualBadminton Horse Trialsheld here since 1949. The game of Badminton was also invented in the house in 1863. View Full Details>>
Barrington Park4 miles (7 km)This circular walk takes you around the delightful Barrington deer park in the Great Barrington area of the Cotswolds View Full Details>>
Bath Canal Walk5 miles (8 km)This is a popular walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Bath to Bradford on Avon. It's about a 10 mile walk along the towpath taking you from Somerset into Wiltshire on the southern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB. On the way you'll pass pretty locks, lots of barges, delightful little cottages, interesting villages, and attractive parks and gardens. View Full Details>>
Bath Skyline Walk6 miles (9 km)Enjoy wonderful views of the city of Bath on this popular circular walk. The walk has been devised by the National Trust so takes place on waymarked, well maintained footpaths. View Full Details>>
Batsford Arboretum1 miles (2 km)This beautiful arboretumandbotanical garden near Moreton-in-Marsh is perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There are 56 acres to explore on a series of good footpaths with woodland consisting of Japanese maples, magnolias and pines. It's a special collection with many rare trees and plants, particularly from the Far East. There are over 2,850 specimens including Bamboo, Acer and Pinus, all with helpful labels. There is also a lovely wildflower meadow which attracts a variety of insects, butterflies and birds. Other highlights include the Japanese bridge, streams, a number of statues and a lake. View Full Details>>
Battlefields Trail20 miles (32 km)This interesting walking trail links three of England's most significant Battlefields: View Full Details>>
Belas Knap5 miles (8 km)This circular walk visits the Belas Knap neolithic,chambered long barrow, on Cleeve Hill. The fascinating scheduledancient monument dates from around 3000 BC and includes a false entrance and independently accessible side chambers. Excavations in 1963 found the remains of 38 human skeletons, animal bones, flint implements and pottery dating from theNeolithic period(New Stone Age), circa 2000 BC. View Full Details>>
Bibury-River Coln-Arlington Row6 miles (10 km)This walk takes you around the delightful village of Bibury and the surrounding countryside View Full Details>>
Bourton on the Water3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a walk through this lovely village known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds'. The High Street is particularly picturesque with the River Windrush running through it with several pretty little stone bridges crossing. This walk makes use of the North Cotswold Diamond Way and the Oxfordshire Way to take you through the countryside to the nearby fishing lakes. You could also extend your walk by following the Windrush Way west along the river. View Full Details>>
Bredon Hill5 miles (7.5 km)Climb to the 299m (981ft) summit of this hill in the Cotswolds and enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside. The walk starts from the Worcestershire village of Overbury and climbs to Bredon Hill on good footpaths, passing woodland and streams on the way. At the summit you will find the Iron Age Hill Fort of Kemerton Camp and a small stone tower known as Parsons Folly or Banbury Stone Tower. There's also Romanearthworks and several ancient standing stones. View Full Details>>
Broadway Tower Country Park5 miles (7.5 km)Enjoy fabulous views of the Cotswolds AONB in this beautiful park in Broadway, Worcestershire. The focal point of the park is the 65ft high Broadway Tower. The tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a Saxon castle. It is the second highest point in the Cotswolds so there are wonderful views as far as the Welsh Mountains in one direction and Buckinghamshire in the other. The park is also home to a herd of Red Deer and includes several peaceful woodland trails. View Full Details>>
Burford Circular Walk6 miles (9 km)This circular walk explores the countryside and woodland surrounding the Oxfordshire town of Burford. The interesting medieval town is situated in the Cotswold Hills near to the Gloucestershireborder. There are nice footpaths to follow along the River Windrush and then into the farmland and woodland above the town. View Full Details>>
Cam Peak Dursley4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a circular walk across Cam Long Down to Cam Peak on this lovely walk in Dursley. The down is on a splendid section of the Cotswold Escarpment with marvellous views, wildflower rich limestone grassland and attractive woodland. View Full Details>>
Castle Combe1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short stroll around this delightful Cotswolds village. It's like stepping back in time with its pretty little thatched cottages, beautiful church with medieval clock and traditional country pubs. The lovely Bybrook River also runs through the village with little footbridges to cross. All in all Castle Combe generally ranks very high in any 'prettiest English village' polls! View Full Details>>
Chalford and the Toadsmoor Valley7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a walk along the Thames and Severn Canal before exploring the woodland of the Toadsmoor Valley on this walk from Chalford. There's nice views of the River Frome and interesting old mills to see in the area. View Full Details>>
Charlbury Circular Walk4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk uses part of the Oxfordshire Way long distance trail to explore the area around the Oxfordshire town of Charlbury. The walk is just over 4 miles long, using waymarked footpaths to take you through a lovely part of the Evenlode Valley area of the Cotswolds. There's some attractive countryside, pockets of woodland and good views of the River Evenlode to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Chedworth Roman Villa4 miles (7 km)This circular walk around the village of Chedworth visits the fascinating Chedworth Roman Villaand Chedworth Woods. View Full Details>>
Cheltenham Circular Footpath25 miles (40 km)Devised by Cheltenham Borough Council this way marked circular walk around Cheltenham gives wonderful views of the Cotswolds escarpment View Full Details>>
Chipping Campden to Dover's Hill3 miles (5 km)This walk climbs to Dover's Hill from the lovely market town of Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. You start off in the centre of Chipping Campden with its wonderful limestone terraced main street which dates from the 14th century to the 17th century. The 17th century market hall arches are a particularly iconic Cotswolds piece of architecture. View Full Details>>
Chipping Norton23 miles (37 km)This popular Oxfordshire market town is a great base for exploring the Cotswold Hills. View Full Details>>
Circular Walk from Bourton through Naunton and The Slaughters10 miles (16 km)This popular circular walk from Bourton on the Water uses the waymarked Windrush Way and Warden's Way to visit several of the villages in the surrounding area. The walk runs for about 10 miles with lovely views of the River Windrush and the surrounding Cotswolds Hills. View Full Details>>
Cirencester Park9 miles (14 km)Explore 3000 acresof parkland and woodland on this walk in Cirencester. This extensive park has miles of woodland trails, a large lake and a deer park. You can walk along the wonderful tree lined Broad Ride and visit the 19th century Polo-ground - the oldest in Great Britain. There are also great views into the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. The park entrance is located on the western side of the town centre so is easy to reach. View Full Details>>
Claude Duval Bridleroute63 miles (102 km)This shared walking and cycle path runs from Quainton, near Aylesbury in Oxfordshire to Great Barrington in the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>
Cleeve Hill Circular5 miles (8 km)Climb the highest point in the Cotswolds on this splendid circular walk. The walk makes use of the Cotswold Way so is well defined and way-marked. It begins at the car park at the southern end of Cleeve Common before crossing the common and climbing up to the peak of Cleeve Hill which stands at 1,083ft (330m). From here there are marvellous views: to the west, overCheltenhamand theracecourse, over theRiver Severnand intoWales, and to the north overWinchcombe. View Full Details>>
Coaley Peak2 miles (4 km)This walk takes you to the Coaley Peak viewpoint from the village of Uley in the Cotswolds. The walk uses part of the Cotswold Way National Trail to take you through Coaley Wood to the viewpoint. At the peak there is a display showing all the landmarks you can see in the area. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Canals41 miles (66 km)Follow a series of delightful waterways from Framilode to Lechlade on this waterside walk through Gloucestershire. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Country Park6 miles (9 km)This country park is located in the Cotswolds Water Park at Ashton Keynes on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border View Full Details>>
Cotswold Round217 miles (349 km)Travel through some of the most beautiful countryside and prettiest villages in England on this circular walk View Full Details>>
Cotswold Way102 miles (164 km)This trail takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in England. View Full Details>>
Cotswold Way Circular Walk - Chipping Campden10 miles (16.5 km)This splendid circular walk uses the Cotswold Way and the Donnington Way to explore the countryside and landmarks surrounding the Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden and Broadway. It's a great one to try if you are staying in either of these villages as it uses well maintained waymarked footpaths to take you to such highlights as Broadway Tower Country Park and Dover's Hill. The route runs for just over 10 miles taking you through some beautiful Gloucestershire and Worcestershire countryside. View Full Details>>
Cranham Woods3 miles (5.5 km)This circular woodland walk in the Cotswolds visits Cranham Woods, Buckholt Wood and Cooper's Hill. These large peaceful woods have miles of walking trails through attractive Beech woodland. Cyclists can try a series of downhill mountain bike trails. View Full Details>>
Crickley Hill Country Park3 miles (5.3 km) A short circular walk around Crickley Hill country park near Birdlip in Gloucestershire. The park is set in 143 acres of countryside within the Cotswolds AONB and includes Limestone Grassland, Beech Woodlands and panoramic views of this beautiful area. The park also overlooks the Severn Vale, with fabulous views of the Cotswolds Hills, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains beyond. View Full Details>>
Donnington Way62 miles (99 km)Visit the 15 pubs of the Donnington Brewery on this super walk through the Cotswolds View Full Details>>
Dowdeswell Reservoir1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a stroll through Dowdeswell Wood to Dowdeswell Reservoir on this walk near Cheltenham. It's a pleasant area for a walk with footpaths leading through the woods and along the water. The area is also a nature reserve with lots of wildlife to look out for in the woods and on the reservoir. Keep your eyes peeled for wildfowl such as Moorhen,Coot,Mallard, Little GrebeandGreat Crested Grebe. There's lots of interesting plants to see in the woods including Bluebell,Ramsoms (wild garlic),Common Spotted Orchid,Pyramidal OrchidandCowslip.Roe and Muntjac deer are also visitors to the wood. View Full Details>>
Ebrington and the Foxcote Estate4 miles (6.5 km)This circular walk takes you around some beautiful countryside on the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border in the Cotswolds AONB. It's a fairly easy walk, running for about 4 miles on good footpaths marked with yellow and blue arrows. View Full Details>>
Frome Valley Walkway18 miles (29 km)This pleasant and fairly easy walk takes you from Eastville Park on the outskirts of Bristol to the village of Old Sodbury along the River Frome. View Full Details>>
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal16 miles (26 km)Enjoy cycling and walking along the towpath of this lovely canal in Gloucestershire. The whole of the route is suitable for walkers while cyclists can enjoy several sections as well. National Route 41 of the National Cycle Networkruns along the canal from Gloucester Docks to the outskirts of the city. There's also another section from Frampton on Severn to Shepherd's Patch. View Full Details>>
Gloucestershire Way94 miles (151 km)Travel from Chepstow in Wales to Tewkesbury in Gloucestshire and visit the Forest of Dean, the Severn Plain and the Cotswolds on this beautiful and varied walk. View Full Details>>
Guiting Power and Temple Guiting3 miles (5 km)This easy walk visits these two idyllic Cotswolds villages. It follows the North Cotswold Diamond Way through the countrsyide from Guiting Power to the nearby Temple Guiting. There's waterside paths along the Guiting Stream and a woodland section through Castlett Wood to enjoy. Both villages are also delightful. In Guiting Power there is a pretty village green and a Norman doorway to the church. View Full Details>>
Gustav Holst Way34 miles (55 km)Follow the Gustav Holst Way through the Cotswolds from Cranham to Wyck Rissington and enjoy the scenery and villages enjoyed by the composer. View Full Details>>
Haresfield Beacon5 miles (7.5 km)Enjoy woodland trails and wonderful views over the Severn Vale and the Cotswolds on this circular walk near Stroud. There are miles of walking and cycling trails on which to explore the large estate. On the way you will pass wildflower meadows, an Iron Age hill fort and the Bronze Age Long Barrow of Haresfield Beacon. View Full Details>>
Heart of England Way101 miles (163 km)Follow the Heart of England Way through the Midlands of England. The walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and heads through Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire before finisihing at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>
Hidcote Manor Garden2 miles (2.5 km)Explore these stunning National Trust owned gardens on this short walk in the Cotswolds. The gardens were created by American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston and contain a number of beautifully designed outdoor 'rooms'. Highlights include the kitchen garden, plant house, herbaceous borders and the orchard. There are also a number of peaceful footpaths to follow to the various secret gardens. View Full Details>>
Jubilee Way16 miles (26 km)Follow the Jubilee Way from Old Sodbury to the Severn Bridge on this delightful walk. View Full Details>>
Kingham-Bledington-Foxholes6 miles (9.5 km)The delightful Cotswolds village of Kingham was voted 'England's Favourite Village' in 2006. It's rows of limestone cottages and pretty village greens make it a must see if you are visiting the area. This lovely walk takes you through the Kingham streets before visiting the nearby village of Bledington and Foxholes Nature Reserve. View Full Details>>
Lechlade River Circular Walk5 miles (7.5 km)This lovely circular walk takes you along the River Thames and through the countryside surrounding this pretty town in Gloucestershire. You'll visit the nearby villages of Inglesham and Buscot and enjoy nice views of the surrounding Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire countryside. View Full Details>>
Leckhampton Hill4 miles (6 km)This circular walk takes you along a particularly beautiful section of the Cotswold Way National Trail visiting Leckhampton Hill and Hartley Hill. The walk starts at a parking area next to the A435 about three miles south of the centre of Cheltenham. From here you can pick up the Cotswold Way and follow the track to Charlton Kings Common and Hartley Hill. You cross the hill to to the Devil’s Chimney, an iconic Cotswold landmark. This unusuallimestonerock formationstands above a disusedquarryinLeckhampton. It's a picturesque spot with fabulous countryside views providing a wonderful backdrop to the chimney. The area of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common is a biological and geological Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Key Wildlife Site. Look out for a variety of interesting flora and fauna such as meadow pipitandgrasshopper warbler. Rare plants includefly orchid,musk orchidand purplemilk-vetch. View Full Details>>
Limestone Link36 miles (58 km)Starting at Cold Ashton in St Catherine's Valley, Gloucestershire follow the Limestone Link from the Cotswolds to the Mendip Hills in Somerset. View Full Details>>
Macmillan Way290 miles (467 km)This long distance path links Boston in Lincolnshire to Abbotsbury in Dorset. It is promoted to raise money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Relief.
The route starts from Boston and then runs across the Fens to Bourne before joining the limestone belt. You then head to Stamford and then along the shoreline of Rutland Water to Oakham. The trail then heads south and west via Warmington to Stow-on-the-Wold, then into the Cotswolds via Cirencester and Tetbury to Bradford-on-Avon. After leaving the Cotswolds you follow the path through Somerset passing Castle Cary before entering Dorset and the final section to Abbotsbury via Sherborne. View Full Details>>
Marshfield7 miles (11.3 km)A lovely circular walk around the Cotswolds town of Marshfield. There's beautiful rolling countryside, waterside paths along the pretty Broadmead Brook and a visit to the little hamlet of West Kington to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Minchinhampton Common2 miles (4 km)This large area of common land near Nailsworth is criss-crossed with miles of nice footpaths. The common is also in an elevated position so there are great views of the surrounding Cotswold hills, countryside and villages. You'll reach a height of well over 600ft on the edge of the Cotswold Escarpment. On a clear day you can even see across the Severn Vale into Wales. It's also great for flora and fauna with skylarks and various orchidsto look out for. View Full Details>>
Minster Lovell3 miles (5 km)This walk explores the pretty Oxfordshire village of Minster Lovell with its old hall, thatched stone cottages and riverside footpaths. The highlight of the walk is a visit to Minster Lovell Hall built in 1440. Here you will find the ruins of the hall surrounded by an extensive estate and bordered by the River Windrush. The atmospheric ruins include an ornamented entrance porch, south west tower and dovecote. View Full Details>>
Misarden Park2 miles (2.5 km)This delightful circular walk in the Cotswolds visits the pretty village of Miserden and explores Misarden Park with its pretty lake and woodland trails. View Full Details>>
Monarch's Way615 miles (990 km)This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester. View Full Details>>
Moreton-in-Marsh Circular Walk7 miles (11 km)This circular walk from Moreton-in-Marsh makes use of the Monarch's Way and the Heart of England Way to explore the countryside, villages and woodland surrounding the popular Cotswolds town. Moreton-in-Marsh is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds with a train station and lots of good hotels to choose from. It's also very close to two major Cotswolds attractions. This includes the magnificent Sezincote House and Batsford Arboretum which are both on this route. View Full Details>>
Newark Park3 miles (5 km)Explore the 700 acre estate of this Grade I listed building in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. In the park you will pass lakes, a walled garden and a woodland area. Also look out for the many resident deer and peacocks. View Full Details>>
North Cotswold Diamond Way65 miles (105 km)This diamond shaped walk was created by the RA's North Cotswold Group to celebrate the 60th Jubilee in 1995 View Full Details>>
Northleach4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a circular walk around the market town of Northleach. The interesting town has a 14th century church and is home to the Old Prison museum and visitor centre, also called Escape to the Cotswolds. The route makes use of the North Cotswold Diamond Way and the Monarch's Way to explore the countryside around the town and visit the neighbouring village of Farmington. View Full Details>>
Oxfordshire Way67 miles (108 km)Take a trip through Oxfordshire and enjoy rivers, canals, pretty villages and beautiful countryside on this lovely trail View Full Details>>
Painswick Beacon3 miles (5 km)Visit the delightful Cotswolds village of Painswick and climb the nearby Painswick Hill on this walk near Stroud. View Full Details>>
Pittville Park1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short waterside walk or cycle around this pretty park in Cheltenham View Full Details>>
Prinknash Abbey Park1 miles (1.5 km)This delightful bird park in the Cotswolds has nice walking trails taking you around a series of pretty ponds and woodland View Full Details>>
Rococo Gardens1 miles (1 km)Enjoy a short stroll around these beautiful gardens in Painswick in the Cotswolds. There are woodland trails, a maze,several attractive follies and gardens with a variety of flowers. There is also a wildflower meadow with various types of orchid, a Kitchen Garden and great views of the surrounding Cotswolds countryside. View Full Details>>
Rodborough Common2 miles (3 km)Enjoy splendid views over the Severn Vale from this lovely open space near Stroud. The common covers nearly 300 acres and is criss crossed with miles of nice footpaths. There is a car park towards the eastern side of the common with direct access to the well surfaced paths. View Full Details>>
Rollright Stones6 miles (10 km)This walk follows the Shakespeare's Way long distance footpath from Chipping Norton to the Rollright Stones on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire border. This fascinating group of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments consists of three groups: the King's Men stone circle, the Whispering Knights burial chamber and the single King Stone. It is said that the stones are a representation of a king and his knights who had been turned to stone by a witch. View Full Details>>
Sapperton Circular Walk9 miles (14.5 km)The Cotswolds village of Sapperton has some good trails to follow through the extensive local woodland and attractive Cotswolds countryside. This walk visits the Sapperton Canal Tunnel where there are footpaths along the well known local structure. There's also nice waterside walking along the canal and rivers which run through the area. View Full Details>>
Selsley Common2 miles (3 km)This large open area near Stroud has miles of footpaths and wonderful panoramic views over the Cotswolds. It covers 97 acres and consists of wide open grassland with a variety of rare flora and fauna. Look out for wildflowers and orchids including the Green-winged Orchidand Fragrant Orchid. Butterflies such as Small Blue,Graylingandthe Duke of Burgundy Fritillary fly around the flowers in the summer months. View Full Details>>
Sezincote House3 miles (5 km)This walk takes you to the extraordinary Mogul Indian palace of Sezincote House near Moreton-in-Marsh in the Cotswolds. The walk starts in the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Hill and follows the Heart of England Way through the countryside to the nearby Sezincote Estate. The gardens are stunning with a curving orangery, spring-fed pools, canals and a large lake. There are also fascinating ornaments and statues including an Indian style pavilion, a temple to Surya the sun god and a snake coiled around a column in the Snake Pond. The house was built in 1805 by the grandsons of the diarist Samuel Pepys. The Prince Regent visited in 1807 and change his plans for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton after seeing Sezincote. The architect John Nash then designed the Royal Pavilion in a similar Indian style. View Full Details>>
Shakespeare's Way146 miles (235 km)This walk follows a route that Shakespeare may have taken when travelling between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The path passes through the Chilterns, Oxford, Blenheim Park, the Cotswolds, the valley of the River Stour and the Thames Valley making for a beautiful and varied walk. There are lovely waterside stretches along the Oxford Canal and the River Thames into London. View Full Details>>
Sherborne Park2 miles (3.5 km)Enjoy a short circular walk around this National Trust owned estate near Cheltenham. The walk takes you through attractive woodland, farmland, and the delightful little village of Sherborne. View Full Details>>
Slad Valley4 miles (6 km)This circular walk explores the area surrounding the Gloucestershire village of Slad near Stroud. The Slad Valley is famous for its associations with the authorLaurie Lee, who based his book'Cider with Rosie'on his own life in the village. It's a beautiful area of the Cotswolds and well worth exploring with a copy of the book under your arm! View Full Details>>
Snowshill4 miles (6 km)This circular walk around the village of Snowshill makes use of the Cotswold Way long distance footpath to explore the surrounding countryside. The village is delightful with typical Cotswold cottages surrounded by lovely rolling hills. It also contains the wonderful Snowshill Manor, owned by the National Trust. This 16th century manor house contains an extensive collection of various objects collated bythe architect and poet Charles Paget Wade. These include 26 suits ofJapanesesamuraiarmour, bicycles,toys andmusical instruments. You can also stroll around the delightful gardens with pretty terraces and ponds. View Full Details>>
Somerset Coal Canal2 miles (4 km)Follow the Somerset Coal Canal from Tucking Mill to Combe Hay on this easy walk in the Cotswolds. Tucking Mill is just west of the village of Monkton Combe so you could just as easily start off from there. You then follow the Limestone Link for about 2.5 miles to the village of Combe Hay in the Cotswolds AONB. View Full Details>>
Source of the Thames3 miles (5.5 km)This walk takes you from the village of Kemble to the source of the River Thames at Thames Head, in Gloucestershire. The walk starts from the train station in the village. You can catch a train direct from London Paddington, Cheltenhamor Gloucester. Head east from the station and you will soon come to the Thames Path National Trail. It's about a 1.5 mile walk north along the path to Thames Head. Here you will find a monument with an inscription to mark the source of the river. A nearby basin of stones marks the spring, although there is usually only water present during a wet winter. You can return to the village on the same path and then visit the interesting village church. It contains aNormandoor and a tower dating from 1250, to which a spire was added in 1450. View Full Details>>
Standish Wood2 miles (3 km)Enjoy peaceful woodland trails in this large area of woodland near Whiteshill, Stroud. In the springtime there are carpets of bluebells to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Stinchcombe Hill1 miles (2 km)This walk climbs to the lovely viewpoint at Stinchcombe Hill in the Cotswolds. The hill is located just to the west of Dursley so you could start your walk from there and follow the Cotswold Way to the hill. This circular walk, however, starts from the car park about half a mile east of the hill. You follow the Cotswold Way to the hill summit where you will find a topograph displaying all the landmarks you can see from the peak. It's a lovely view with the Tyndale Monument and the village of North Nibley visible across the attractive countryside and woodland below. You can also see the Vale of theRiver SevernandForest of Deanfrom the 219 metres (719ft) Drakestone Point. View Full Details>>
Stow on the Wold5 miles (8 km)The picturesque Cotswolds town of Stow-on-the-Wold has a number of popular long distance trails running through it. You can use these to make a nice circular walk visiting the surrounding countryside and villages. View Full Details>>
Stroud5 miles (8 km)The market town of Stroud has several long distance walking trails running through it and a number of woods, parks and hill climbs to try. As such it's a fantastic place for walkers and makes a great base for exploring this lovely area of the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>
Stroud Valleys Trail6 miles (9 km)This route runs from Stonehouse to Nailsworth following a disused railway line. The route is traffic free with splendid views of the Cotswolds and makes for a pleasant afternoon's cycling or walking particularly for families. Click here for more information on this route. View Full Details>>
Sudeley Castle3 miles (5 km)Explore the award-winninggardensand beautiful 1,200 acre estatesurrounding this 15th century castle in the Cotswolds. There are nine magnificent gardens including the Queens Garden with hundreds of varieties of roses and the Tithe Barn Garden with a tranquil carp pond surrounded by wisteria, primroses, hollyhocks and cardoons. St Mary's Church is surrounded by the White Garden, with peonies, clematis, roses and tulips. It is also contains the grave of Katherine Parr. View Full Details>>
Tetbury10 miles (16 km)The Cotswolds town of Tetbury has a number of lovely waymarked trails running past it. You can pick these up to explore the attractive countryside surrounding the town and to visit some of the local attractions. This walk makes use of the Monarch's Way and the Macmillan Way to visit the wonderful Westonbirt Arboretum, the 16th century Chavenage House and the nearby village of Avening. It's about a 10 mile walk in total with the option of getting the bus back from Avening to Tetbury. View Full Details>>
The Ridgeway86 miles (139 km)Step back in time on this wonderful 85 mile route which follows an ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man The trail starts at Overton Hill in Wiltshire on the edge of the Marlborough Downs and heads east through the Chiltern Hills to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. View Full Details>>
The Slaughters2 miles (3 km)This short walk between these two delightful Cotswolds villages is a favourite for visitors to the region. It follows the pretty River Eye from Lower Slaughter to Upper Slaughter. It's a special place with pretty little riverside cottages, stone footbridges, old watermills and picturesque village greens. Don't miss the wonderful 19th-centurywater millin Lower Slaughter. It has an excellent museum, craft shop and riverside tea room. View Full Details>>
Warden's Way14 miles (22 km)Follow the Warden's Way through the beautiful Cotswolds on this delightful walk. View Full Details>>
Westonbirt Arboretum4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a woodland walk through this beautiful Arboretum near Tetbury in the Cotswolds. Here you will find 15,000specimens from all over the world in an area covering about 600acres. It is considered one of the most valued and significant collections of trees in the whole of the United Kingdom. In autumn it is a simply stunning spectacle providing one of the best natural fireworks displays in Britain. In spring you can see rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias in the Old Arboretum and wildflowers, bluebellsandcherry treesin Silk Wood. View Full Details>>
Whichford Wood1 miles (2 km)Enjoy a short, peaceful stroll through these delightful woods on the edge of the Cotswolds. The area consists of Broadleaved and conifer woodland with a number of woodland walking trails to try. There are lovely views over the surrounding Warwickshire countryside from the forest too. Look out for various wildflowers, bluebells and wildlife including fallow deer. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the pub in the village of Whichford. View Full Details>>
Winchcombe Way42 miles (68 km)This super figure of eight trail takes you on a tour of the stunning northern area of the Cotswolds. View Full Details>>
Windrush Way14 miles (22 km)This lovely walk through the Cotswolds runs from View Full Details>>
Witney Circular Walk2 miles (4 km)This lovely circular walk takes you to some of the highlights of the Oxfordshire town of Witney. There's nice riverside paths along the River Windrush and a visit to Witney Lake to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Woodchester Park4 miles (6 km)This National Trust owned park in the Cotswolds is the perfect place for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There are miles of easy footpaths taking you through the tranquil wooded valley to the five pretty lakes within the park. The walk also visits the Boat House, built in the early 19th century and the fine Victorian mansion. There's plenty of wildlife in the park too - look out for kingfishers and herons on the ponds and voles and bats in the woodland. View Full Details>>
Wotton-under-Edge5 miles (8 km)A circular walk around this pretty Cotswolds town using the Cotswold Way and other public footpaths. It's a 5 mile walk and should take about 3 hrs to complete. View Full Details>>
Wychavon Way40 miles (64 km)Follow the Wychavon Way through the Worcestershire countryside on this splendid 40 mile walk. View Full Details>>
Wychwood Way37 miles (60 km)A long circular walk exploring the Wychwood Forest area of the Cotswolds. The walk starts in Woodstock and visits Stonesfield, Chadlington, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Leafield, Ramsden, North Leigh, East End and Combe. Highlights on the route include the magnifcent Blenheim Park at Woodstock. View Full Details>>

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