Using buses and trains is easier than you think!

The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership (AONB) has produced the fourth edition of their 'Explore the Cotswolds by Public Transport' guide.

The accompanying rail and bus timetables are subdivided into the north, central and south areas of the AONB. They give details about how to get into the Cotswolds from surrounding areas, as well as information about getting around once you are there.The eye-catching booklet contains information and ideas for great days out and there are separate bus and train timetables for easy reference.

In addition to public transport information the guide includes walks, cycle routes, information about cycle hire, maps of the Cotswolds and lots of places to go and things to do. The walking routes are suitable for all abilities and some of the bus and train services carry bikes.

The area is criss-crossed with short, circular and long-distance paths, historic towns and villages and attractions, Using public transport to get to them is easier than people think.

Cotswolds AONB Director, Martin Lane says,

"What many people don't realise is that most of the Cotswolds is accessible by public transport. This free guide helps people to enjoy the area and I am delighted that it includes a suggested ay out for the less mobile, which is particularly relevant in this European 'Year of Disabled People'.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to be able to make the most of the beautiful Cotswold landscape - our guide encourages people to do just that."

Copies of the free 'Explore the Cotswolds by Public Transport' guide are available from local Visitor Information Centres in the Cotswolds by telephoning the AONB office, or downloading a pdf by clicking here.