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. These walks vary in distance and difficulty and offer an interesting and often entertaining way of discovering more about our countryside and landscape.
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. 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.

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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

Thursday, 25th January, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Hillesley Village in the Round

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 6.0 miles

Start point: The Fleece Inn Hillesley. Parking available at the Inn, by arrangement, or in the car park adjacent to the sports field

The walk offers splendid views, weather permitting. The route uses parts of the Cotswold Way and the Monarch's Way, and takes in the Somerset Monument, Splatts Wood, the attractive Kilcott Valley and the village of Alderley. Lunch and refreshments available at the inn after the walk, if required.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 – Start: 9:30 am
Winter birds on the cycle path.

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2.5 hours Distance: 4 miles

Start point: Hope and Anchor Car Park

Leisurely walk along the cycle path from Midford to Wellow with regular stops to watch birds and wildlife. Relaxed and highly informative. Bring binoculars. Beginners Welcome. Lunch available at the pub afterwards. Suitable for pushchairs.

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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