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).
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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

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
South Stoke Explorer.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6.5 miles

Start point: Cross Keys pub, Southstoke Road, Combe Down, Bath

Explore the paths in and around the charming parish of South Stoke, far from the busy city. Steep at times and possibly muddy but with wonderful views throughout. Lunch available at the pub after the walk. Not suitable for pushchairs.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 – Start: 10:30 am
A Family Walk in Support of the Children in Need Appeal.

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2.0 hours Distance: 2.5 miles

Start point: Woodchester Park National Trust car park; please note charges apply for non members of the Trust. Woodchester Park is brown signed from the B4066 near Coaley Peak picnic site.

Join us on a family walk in the stunning Woodchester Mansion Park .We will walk down to the mansion past cows and sheep to the lakes and back via the play area .We will look at the wild flowers, trees and animals on the way. Bring a snack. Voluntary Collection for the Children in Need appeal.

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
In the footsteps of Gandhi

Difficulty: Strenuous Duration: 5 hours Distance: 10 miles

Start point: Miserden village centre. There are 3 or 4 car parking areas within the village or park neatly on the road.

Circular walk round the parish of Miserden but to include a visit to Edgeworth. Visas for India not required.

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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