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

Monday, 19th February, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Two Parks and a Bottom

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 6.0 miles

Start point: Newark Park National Trust car park. Parking charge applies for non members of the National Trust.

A walk from the National Trust property at Newark Park through the unspoilt valley of Tyley Bottom to the village of Ozleworth with its Norman church. Bring a snack to eat en route.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 – Start: 9:30 am
A Circumnavigation of Oxenton Hill

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 7 miles

Start point: Gotherington Village Hall

A moderate walk around Oxenton Hill visiting four attractive villages. Views over the Severn Vale to Tewkesbury, Malvern and beyond. Bring refreshments.

Thursday, 22nd February, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Thor’s Stone and Rochester’s Tomb

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 3 hours Distance: 5.5 miles

Start point: Spendlove Car Park Charlbury

A circular walk through varied countryside and woodland including a local nature reserve plus the villages of Taston and Spelsbury.
Various lunch opportunities in Charlbury after the walk

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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