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

Saturday, 26th May, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Either side of the By-Brook

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5.5 hours Distance: 9 miles

Start point: Selwyn Hall Car Park, Box Off the A4.

We follow the By-Brook upstream to Widdenham Farm before climbing to Euridge Manor and entering Monks Wood to see Spring wild flowers. The return does mean a climb to Rudloe Manor for valley views. Please bring a Picnic Lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs but families welcome.

Saturday, 26th May, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Up and Down! Gloucester will be relieved.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5 hours Distance: 10 miles

Start point: West Down car park

Circular route from West Down to Belas Knap, Water Hatch and Spoonley Wood, we return via Charlton Abbots. Bring a snack and a packed lunch.
West Down is 2.5 miles north of Andoversford on the eastern edge of Cleeve Common.

Tuesday, 29th May, 2018 – 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, then taking valley footpaths SW to the St Catherine valley and returning through fields (some stiles). Lunch choice of 2 pubs or a tea shop - families welcome.

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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