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, including 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 Smith,, 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

Sunday, 25th March, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Crossing County Borders.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5.5 hours Distance: 10 miles

Start point: Dundas Marina Car Park.

We walk to Monkton Combe, Midford Pipehouse, Iford,Upper Westwood, Freshford and Limpley Stoke, returning along the Kennet and Avon canal. Please bring a packed lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs.

Wednesday, 28th March, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Horsing around in the Cotswolds

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6 miles

Start point: Station Road Andoversford (this is the minor road that is parallel to the A40)

Walk part of the course of Andoversford Race Course, glimpse various racing stables, and traverse a short stretch of the Gloucestershire Way.

Thursday, 29th March, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Canal, Common and the Cotswold Way

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 7.5 miles

Start point: King’s Stanley village hall car park (the bench at the entrance to the village hall car park opposite the war memorial)

Easy start along to and then along the Stroudwater Canal towpath but later there is an ascent up to Selsley Common. We return along the Cotswold Way, with a descent to the start in King’s Stanley. Lunch available after the walk at pubs in King's Stanley, Selsley or nearby Woodchester.

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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