Cotswold Gateways

Cotswolds National Landscape has worked with local communities to create ten Cotswold Gateways locations, from which people can follow walking and cycling routes to explore the surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Following footpaths, bridleways, and minor roads, these routes provide opportunities to discover hidden corners, epic views, historic sites, and a rich diversity of wildlife.

Cotswold Gateway map showing the location of the 10 Gateways

 

The Cotswold Gateways walks and cycle routes are available to download below.

These routes are also available on View Ranger and Outdooractive.
If you are using public transport to get to and from your walk, please check timetables online before travelling.

Charlbury

Walk 1 – Circular via Mill Field (1.8 miles, 45 mins, easy)  [gpx]

Walk 2 – Circular via Banbury Hill (2.2 miles, 1 hour, easy) [gpx]

Cirencester

Cirencester’s Heritage & Green Spaces Walking and Cycling Route (3.47 miles, 3 hours, easy) [gpx]

Dursley

Walk 1 – Figure of Eight: Eastern Loop (8 miles, 4.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 2 – Figure of Eight: Western Loop (8 miles, 4.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Hawkesbury Upton

Walk 1 – Circular via Kilcott (4 miles, 1.5-2 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 2 – Circular via Hawkesbury Church (3.75 miles, 1.5-2 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Marshfield

Walk 1 – Cloud Wood Loop (3 miles, 1.5-2 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 2 – Southern Loop Hill (4.5 miles, 2.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 3 – Circular walk to St Catherine’s Valley (7.5 miles, 4-4.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 4 – Cold Ashton, Doynton, Dyrham & West Littleton (11 miles, 5-5.5 hours, strenuous) [gpx]

Painswick

Walk 1 – Circular walk along the Painswick Stream (3 miles, 1-1.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 2 – Circular walk upto Frith Wood (4 miles, 2 hours, strenuous) [gpx]

Stroud

Walk 1 – Circular via Capel’s Mill and Rodborough Common (3 miles, 1.5 hours, strenuous) [gpx]

Walk 2 – Circular via Canal and Stratford Park (1.2miles, 0.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Tetbury

Walk – Circular via Ashley (6.5 miles, 3 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Winchcombe

Walk 1 – Winchcombe to Sudeley Castle (2 miles, 1 hour, easy) [gpx]

Walk 2 – Winchcombe to Langley Hill Wood Carving (4.5 miles, 2-2.5 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 3 – Sudeley, Kenelm and Monk’s Hole (4.75 miles, 2.75 hours, strenuous) [gpx]

Walk 4 – Winchcombe to the source of the River Isbourne (6 miles, 3 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 5 – Winchcombe to Belas Knap Long Barrow (5.5 miles, 2-2.75 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 6 – Farmcote to Hailes Abbey (7.5 miles, 4 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Cycle 1 – Cleeve Cloud (12.5 miles, 435m ascent)

Cycle 2 – Guiting Loop (15.5 miles, 512m ascent)

Cycle 3 – West Wood (18 miles, 547m ascent)

Cycle 4 – Dirtybridge and back (20.5 miles, 560m ascent)

Wotton-under-Edge

Walk 1 – Tyley Bottom, Ozleworth and Newark (7.5 miles, 4 hours, difficult) [6 miles gpx] [7.5 miles gpx]

Walk 2 – Brackenbury Ditches & Tyndale Monument (4.9 miles, 4 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 3 – Wortley, Tor Hill & Coombe Hill (6.2 miles, 3-4 hours, moderate) [gpx]

Walk 4 – Holywell and Coombe (2.5 miles, 4 hours, easy) [gpx]

Cycle 1 – Circular via Tyley Bottom, Ozleworth and Newark Park (9 miles,  443m ascent)

Cycle 1 – Circular via North Nibley (7 miles,  302m ascent)

Cycle 2 – Circular via Bradley Green, North Nibley and Stinchcombe – all on-road (11 miles, 364m ascent)

Cycle 3 – Circular via Ozleworth, Alderley, Kilcott, Tresham and Hillesley (14 miles, 512m ascent)

Cycle 3 – Circular via Ozleworth, Alderley, Kilcott and Tresham (10 miles, 415m ascent)

Cycle 4 – Circular via Wortley, Hillmill Lane, Newark Park (ascent), Tor Hill (descent) (7 miles, 262m ascent)

Cycle 4 – Circular via Blackquarries Hill (ascent), Tor Hill (descent) (4 miles, 189m ascent )


Cotswold Cycleway

Cotswold Gateways also includes the Cotswold Cycleway,
providing three new signposted routes between

Chipping Campden to Tetbury (40.36 miles, 794m ascent)

Kiddington to Minster Lovell (13.65 miles, 290m ascent)

Tewkesbury to Northleach (24.11 miles, 367m ascent)

helping provide the following longer cycle routes

Tewkesbury to Kiddington (54.46 miles, 883m ascent )

Cotswold Loop (72.91 miles, 1185m ascent)

 

If any of the directions on the walks or cycle routes need updating, please do let us know by emailing: info@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk


Cotswold Gateways is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development