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

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 – Start: 9:30 am
South Stoke Explorer.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6.5 miles

Start point: Cross Keys pub, Southstoke Road, Combe Down, Bath

Explore the paths in and around the charming parish of South Stoke, far from the busy city. Steep at times and possibly muddy but with wonderful views throughout. Lunch available at the pub after the walk. Not suitable for pushchairs.

Tuesday, 20th November, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Enjoy views, ancient monuments and Warden’s Wood

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 2.5 hours Distance: 4 miles

Start point: Sarsden Cross OX7 6PW

This gentle stroll along the D'Arcy Dalton Way through the Sarsden Estate has good views across the Evenlode Valley. We visit ancient monuments and a new woodland planted by the Cotswolds Voluntary Wardens. Admire a large walled garden on our return. Lunch options at several nearby pubs afterwards.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
From Leckhampton Hill to Hartley Bottom

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6 miles

Start point: Brownstone Quarry CP, Hartley Lane, Leckhampton Hill

An undulating walk mainly to the south of Leckhampton Hill, visiting the village of Coberley before returning for a brief stroll along the top of Charlton Kings Common. Brownstone Quarry car park is on the left after the new house when coming along Hartley Lane from Leckhampton Road.

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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