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

Friday, 22nd February, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
The ABC of South Cotswold Walks

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5.0 hours Distance: 8.0 miles

Start point: Chavenage Green 0.5 miles north west of Chavenage House. Chavenage House is signposted from the A46, 2.5 miles south of Nailsworth.

A stroll to Beverston Castle and then along the Macmillan Way past Chavenage House and on to Avening for lunch. Return through Avening Park and via Ledgemore pond and wood. Please bring a packed lunch.

Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
You say Miserden, I say Misarden.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 4 hours Distance: 8 miles

Start point: Miserden C of E Primary School car park

Start in picturesque Miserden Village, the walk will visit Sudgrove, Duntisbourne Abbots and Winstone before returning through Misarden Park to the village. Bring a snack! Lunch is available afterwards at the Carpenters Arms or the Garden Café at the estate nursery.

Saturday, 23rd February, 2019 – Start: 10:00 am
All Around the Crown

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 2.5 hours Distance: 4.5 miles

Start point: The Crown Inn, Enstone OX7 4NN

We leave Enstone to go past Heythrop Park and on to the pretty hamlet of Lidstone. A short climb takes us onto the Oxfordshire Way with good views before descending back to the Crown and the opportunity for lunch.

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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