Guided Walks

Discover the Cotswolds on a guided walk

Many of the walks listed below are led by our Cotswold Voluntary Wardens who organise a year-round programme of walks that take place across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the Cotswold Way. These walks vary in distance and difficulty and offer an interesting and often entertaining way of discovering more about our countryside and landscape.
As well as the guided walks programme, the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens will consider requests from groups for tailor-made walks within the Cotswolds AONB, subject to the availability of walk leaders (for more information contact Rebecca Smith,, tel: 01451 862008).
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EASY — length may vary, but terrain is mainly flat (level)
MODERATE — includes some hills and some rough ground
STRENUOUS — may be rough underfoot and ascents and descents may be steep

Friday, 24th May, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Coffee Morning Walk No. 3, ‘In Henry’s Footsteps’

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 5.5 miles

Start point: Cafe at King's Head Pub, King's Stanley

Meet for coffee at 10 am. The walk starts at 10:30 and takes us via the Cotswold Way to Coaley Peak and returns via Leonard Stanley. The walk includes a view voted among the top ten in England.

Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Marshfield – Town and Valleys

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2.5 hours Distance: 4.5 miles

Start point: Market Place, Marshfield

A morning walk along the High Street of this small medieval market town to the Almshouses, then taking valley footpaths SW to the St Catherine valley and returning through the fields (some stiles).
Lunch choice of 2 pubs or a teashop - families welcome

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
The Graveyard Slot

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 6 hours Distance: 11 miles

Start point: Mickleton Church. Park along church lane or use the small church car park (voluntary donation)

A visit to local churchyards at Mickleton, Ebrington and Chipping Campden to find interesting – and sometimes quirky – features. Please bring a packed lunch.

Please note:

Unless otherwise indicated, all walks by the Voluntary Wardens are free of charge however donations are very much appreciated and are usually collected at the end of the walk. No need to book in advance, just turn up and enjoy!

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Sorry but only assistance dogs are allowed on walks. Warden Leaders will take all reasonable care and precautions but each walker is ultimately responsible for their own safety, and for determining their capability to complete the chosen walk.

It is also advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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