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, 19th November, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
A Three Village Walk

Difficulty: Strenuous Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6.5 miles

Start point: Village Green Cold Aston. Just off A436 between Andoverford and Bourton on the Water or off A429 between Northleach and Bourton on the Water

A walk with several ascents but no significant climbs. We visit the villages of Cold Aston (also known as Aston Blanc), Turkdean and Notgrove via the Macmillan Way, Diamond Way and Gloucestershire Way. Refreshments available after the walk in The Plough, Cold Aston.

Wednesday, 20th November, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Prinknash and Painswick

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2.5 hours Distance: 4.5 miles

Start point: Prinknash Abbey car park signposted off the A46 between Brockworth and Cranham

A walk over the hills around Prinknash Abbey with glorious views over the Severn Vale. It takes in Buckholt Wood and Pope’s Wood as well as Painswick Beacon. There is a café serving lunches at Prinknash adjacent to the car park.

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Valleys Near Tresham and Alderley

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 4.0 hours Distance: 6.0 miles

Start point: Parking on the roadside in Tresham village; please park considerately. Tresham is approximately one mile west of the A46, 7 miles south of Nailsworth and 7 miles north of M4 J18.

This walk takes in the wonderful views surrounding Tresham before descending the escarpment to Ozleworth and Wortley. We continue via the Cotswold Way to Hillesley, followed by a stiff ascent back to Tresham. 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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