Guided Walks

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Guided Walks Programme

Our Cotswold Voluntary Wardens offer guided walks across the Cotswolds National Landscape and look forward to meeting you. With covid-19 still in mind, we will remain cautious and continue to walk carefully, making sure that walkers do not cluster at stiles and other pinch points. You are welcome to bring a face mask, particularly for pub/café/coffee stops. Carrying hand gel or sanitiser is recommended.

Donations are very welcome and help us to support the guided walks and to take care of the countryside through a range of conservation, access and heritage projects.   We encourage such donations to be made on line via the ‘Donate’ button on the main webpage, but cash donations may be made at the end of a walk if preferred.

To find walks of interest use the ‘Location’, ‘Month’ and ‘Difficulty’ filters under ‘Find a Walk’ below and then hit the ‘Find Walks’ button. You will be presented with a list of walk options.

Some walks have to be booked. These are tagged with ‘Online Booking Required’ and will offer a booking form when you click on the walk title for more details. Booked walks have a maximum number of walkers; when the limit is reached it will not be possible to book a place on the walk. The booking window opens three weeks before the walk date and closes two days before the walk date. You will receive an email confirming a successful booking and instructions on how to cancel your booking if you are subsequently unable to attend. Your details will be retained for 21 days.

Many walks do not require booking. These are tagged ‘No Booking Required’ and will not present a booking form when you click on the walk title for more details. Simply turn up on the day at the start point in good time.

Find a walk

Location
Month
Difficulty

DIFFICULTY:
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

Some walks may be cancelled, please click 'Messages & Alerts' above to view updates.

Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 – Start: 10:00 am
Tuesday Tramp

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 5 miles

Start point: Fox and Hounds, Colerne

A walk around the various footpaths of Colerne Parish. Bring a mid-morning Munchie. Parking at the pub or adjacent Constitutional Club. Not suitable for pushchairs.

Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 – Start: 10:00 am
Ford via the medieval village of Pinnock

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 7 miles

Start point: Layby opposite The Plough Inn, Ford

A very enjoyable walk with some interesting history. Lunch available at the excellent Plough Inn, Ford following the walk. Please bring a drink/snack.

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.

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.

8 December, 2021 : Autumn Delights Around Chipping Norton

This is the rescheduled walk which would have taken place on Monday 29th November.


14 January, 2022 : Castle Combe Circular

With the recent rain it will be muddy in places. walking poles suggested.