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

Saturday, 22nd December, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
A Roman, A Bishop and A Saint

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5 hours Distance: 10 miles

Start point: Leafield Green OX29 9NP

A figure of eight walk from Leafield to Ramsden and Finstock using ancient tracks and byways. A gentle pre-Christmas walk to de-stress before the holiday. Possible pub stop but please bring a packed lunch.

Friday, 28th December, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
Bibury through Ablington

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 6 miles

Start point: The Swan Hotel Bibury

A walk through Bibury, Arlington and Ablington following for a while the river Coln, then across country back down to the Swan Hotel.

Lunch is available at the Hotel or pubs in the locality.

Tuesday, 1st January, 2019 – 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. Lunch available at the Fox and Hounds. bring a mid-morning Munchie. Parking at the pub or adjacent Constitutional Club. Not suitable for pushchairs.

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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