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

Sunday, 16th June, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
“Wildflowers -Natural and Commercial”

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 4 hours Distance: 6 miles

Start point: Langridge Village Hall

A circular walk taking in Hanging Hill, along part of the Cotswold Way and passing the Emorsgate Seeds wildflower beds. Extensive views. Please bring a Picnic lunch. Not suitable for pushchairs

Monday, 17th June, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Paths Around Westonbirt

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 3.0 hours Distance: 5.0 miles

Start point: Parking at the Hare & Hounds Hotel, Westonbirt, by arrangement. The hotel lies on the A433 Bath to Tetbury road.

A gentle walk through open country and woodland, passing a number of beautiful country houses. The walk takes us on rural lanes towards Tetbury from Westonbirt Arboretum. Lunch available at the hotel after the walk, if required.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
Scenic Countryside around Bourton

Difficulty: Strenuous Duration: 5.5 hours Distance: 11 miles

Start point: Bourton-on -the Water, war memorial

Gorgeous countryside, lovely villages, and good exercise! A circular walk from Bourton-on-the-Water via Cold Aston, Farmington and Clapton. Some steep slopes, stiles and good country mud! Bring a flask for a drink at Cold Aston, packed lunch between Farmington and Clapton.

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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