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

Sunday, 22nd July, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
From a Down to a Combe across to a Stoke.

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 5 hours Distance: 8.5 miles

Start point: Wessex Water Car Park, Claverton Down Road, Bath

A circular walk from Combe Down to Monkton Combe and Limpley Stoke. Please bring a packed lunch. Parking by permission of Wessex Water. Not suitable for pushchairs

Monday, 23rd July, 2018 – Start: 10:00 am
A Local French Connection

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3.0 hours Distance: 5.5 miles

Start point: Minchinhampton Common car park to the rear of Minchinhampton church. (Off Bell Lane).

Find out about Minchinhampton's historic links with Caen in France. From the town we walk through Gatcombe Woods to Longfords Mill before heading to Box village. We pass old stone caves below Box before a final steep climb back onto the Common. Lunch available locally after the walk, if required.

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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