Guided Walks

Discover the Cotswolds on a guided walk

Guided walks that meet your search criteria are listed below. A map showing the locations of the walks is displayed at the bottom of the page. Click on the walk title for more information.

Many of the walks listed 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 along 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 Jones,, tel: 01451 862008).
For guided walk updates and the latest news if a walk has been cancelled due to weather condition, please click on the Messages & Alerts tab below.

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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

Some walks may be cancelled, please click 'Messages & Alerts' above to view updates.

Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Winchcombe and Langley Hill

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2.5 hours Distance: 4.5 miles

Start point: Car park behind library in Back Lane, Winchcombe (small charge)

A walk over hill pastures with fine views. From Winchcombe we climb Langley Hill to get views of Winchcombe, Stanway Hill, Salter’s Hill and Cleeve. On our return we pass through the attractive village of Gretton and its 19th century church.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Railway, River, Relics and Writers

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6 miles

Start point: Kingham car park by school OX7 6YD

Starting in the pleasant village of KIngham this walk focuses on the River Evenlode which inspired two writers in the early 20th Century. Also there is the opportunity to visit a church which features in Simon Jenkins' book England's 1000 Best Churches. Lunch options in nearby Chipping Norton.

Thursday, 26th September, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Wellow, Combe Hay and Twinhoe Circular

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5 hours Distance: 9 miles

Start point: Wellow old Station free Car Park

From Wellow we climb Eastwards to White Ox Mead and follow the Cam Brook to Combe Hay where we pass the derelict lock flight of the Somerset Coal canal. Then to South Stoke and back to Wellow via Twinhoe. Please bring a picnic 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.

5 October, 2019 : Three Hills Round – Bath. MESSAGE ALERT See the change of starting point in the details

Please Note a Change of the starting point for this walk.
A 3 hour parking limit has now been created at the George so the start point has been moved to • Car Park, London Road, Batheaston, GR: ST779674, nearest postcode: BA1 7NB.