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Ebrington Loop - from the Ebrington Arms Pub
distance 6.78mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -397ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ebrington - Gloucestershire

Hidden Gem: A circular walk from a lovely village pub.

The walk takes in the lovely rolling Cotswold fields, before a view of Foxcote Manor and a walk along the top of the Cotswold Escarpment, taking in breathtaking views North out as far as Birmingham and Coventry.
Drop down to the lovely National Trust property at Hidcote for tea and cake, before a return through fields and hamlets to sit by the pub fire with a well earned pint.

distance 5.43mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Radway - Warwickshire

A Warwickshire walk that is full of interest, visiting some pretty villages and the attractive escarpment of Ege Hill with fine views to the north. The route also uses sections of the Battlefields Trail and Centenary Way long distance footpaths.

The source of the River Thames from Sapperton
distance 11.29mi Vertical gain +522ft Vertical drop -535ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sapperton - Gloucestershire

A Cotswolds walk that is full of interest starting from the village of Sapperton and using sections of six long distance paths to complete the route.

distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -407ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Southstoke - Bath and North East Somerset

A Somerset walk in the northern part of the county. The undulating route explores the hills and valleys to the south of Southstoke using field paths, the course of an old railway and tracks.

Walking Blockley to Hinchwick ( Download : )
distance 10.56mi Vertical gain +1060ft Vertical drop -1093ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Blockley - Gloucestershire

A beautiful circular Cotswold walk with a few surprises.

Walking Cotswolds - Hailes Abbey ( Download : )
distance 4.84mi Vertical gain +600ft Vertical drop -577ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stanway - Gloucestershire

A walk in the heart of the Cotswolds, its countryside, its hills and its woods from the ruins of Hailes Abbey, taken over from the National Trust. This circuit takes part of the Cotswolds Way, an SGR hiking trail that crosses the Cotswolds from North to South for 164 km (from Chipping Campden to Bath).

distance 7.75mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hillesley and Tresham - Gloucestershire

This circular walk set in the southern end of the English Cotswold, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk is a mixture of open fields, quiet country lanes, with one section of the walk using pathways within the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. The walk passes through two Cotswold villages : Tresham and Leighterton.

Walking Eckington Wharf ( Download : )
distance 3.44mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Eckington - Worcestershire

A 3,5 mile, waymarked riverside walk in the Worcestershire countryside. Eckington Wharf is a pleasant place to linger for a while, enjoying the view up river towards Bredon Hill, or watching elegant swans glide beneath the arches of the medieval bridge spanning the River Avon. The wharf is also the ideal starting point for a delightful and undemanding walk which takes you alongside the river to Strensham Lock before returning through Eckington village.

Walking Alpacas and other animals ( Download : )
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coberley - Gloucestershire

A circular walk through two beautiful Cotswold villages past an Alpaca herd or two. Look out for more animals in the parkland near Cowley and head over the hill and down through the valley of sheep. Beautiful in May when the hawthorn is in flower. If you are lucky you'll spot orchids on the downs too.

distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +2989ft Vertical drop -2989ft Durée 4h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

This walk starts at Lansdown Golf Club and takes in part of The Cotswold Way and spectacular views out across the scenery. It also takes you past sites of historic interest in the Battle of Lansdown.

Around Blenheim Park from Woodstock
distance 6.12mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woodstock - Oxfordshire

This circular walk mainly explores Blenheim Park, its monuments and distinctive characteristics including the Grand Bridge, the Column of Victory, Rosamund's Well and an impressive Cedar of Lebanon tree!

Blenheim Park, Combe and North Leigh Roman Villa
distance 10.42mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Woodstock - Oxfordshire

This pretty long circular walk explores Blenheim Park with great views of The Lake and the Palace. Then, follow paths (Palladian and Wychwood Ways) in the countryside following River Evenlode until you reach the remains of a large Roman courtyard villa. You finally go back to Woodstock using a section of Oxfordshire Way.

Saintbury Church, Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden and Broadway Tower
distance 10.67mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1115ft Durée 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Broadway - Worcestershire

This pretty long circular walk (but not very hard!) from Broadway uses two famous trails, Donnington and Cotswold Ways letting you discover gorgeous Cotswold villages, churches, viewpoints and monuments.

Sudeley Castle and Salter's Hill from Winchcombe
distance 6.93mi Vertical gain +797ft Vertical drop -804ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winchcombe - Gloucestershire

This circular walk from Winchcombe goes past Sudeley Castle and leads to great countryside viewpoints including Salter's Hill viewpoint using sections of Windrush Way and Gloucestershire Way.

Leckhampton Hill, Hartley Hill and Coberley from Hartley Lane car park
distance 5.81mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -515ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shurdington - Gloucestershire

This circular walk uses a section of Cotswold Way with great views of Cheltenham from Leckhampton Hill which is an impressive Iron Age hillfort! Then you will use paths and tracks inland close to Coberley and South Hills.

Along River Windrush, Nauton, Upper and Lower Slaughter
distance 10.35mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bourton-on-the-Water - Gloucestershire

This easy but quite long circular walk from Bourton-on-the-Water uses a peaceful section of Windrush Way along the river before you follow a section of Warden's Way visiting typical Cotswold villages including Nauton, Upper Slaughter, Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water as well!

Along River Coln from Bibury
distance 5.86mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bibury - Gloucestershire

This circular walk starts in Bibury, a traditional rural village with a lovely church you will discover. Then, you will walk along quiet River Coln before you go back to the village using paths in copses and fields.

Kingscote and Conygre Woods from Horsley
distance 4.67mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Horsley (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This Gloucestershire walk from Horsley explores surrounding woods using well-marked paths and bridleways.

Cam Peak, Cam Long Down and Uley Bury
distance 4.2mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -715ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cam - Gloucestershire

This Gloucestershire circular walk with ascents and descents explores Dursley countryside and surrounding hills with superb views using a section of Cotswold Way. On a clear day, you can even admire River Severn and the Brecon Beacons in Wales from several tops!

Lasborough, Ozleworth and Marlees Brooks from Newington
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -456ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingscote - Gloucestershire

This circular walk from Newington provides a good way to discover two quiet valleys along Ozleworth and Marlees Brooks.

Walking Broadway Tower ( Download : )
Broadway Tower
distance 4.22mi Vertical gain +725ft Vertical drop -725ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Broadway - Worcestershire

Broadway and its highest tower castle in the Cotswolds is ideally situated for exploring this hilly region of the English countryside and the Cotswold Way (National Trail 164km running north-to-south).
In good weather, the top of Broadway Tower offers a 360° view, especially of the Welsh landscape to the west.

Tunnels and Kennet and Avon Canal Walk
distance 10.38mi Vertical gain +771ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bath and North East Somerset

A walk with fine views over Bath. Then a taste of 19th Century transport following the Somerset and Dorset disused railway through two tunnels, with information about the railway's history. Later picking up the Kennet and Avon Canal for the return journey to Bath.

distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hillesley and Tresham - Gloucestershire

This is a circular walk starting in the Cotswold village of Hillesley. The route takes you up the Cotswold escarpment, over fields, through quiet lanes and valleys, to the villages of Alderly and Wortley, before returning to Hillesley. The Cotswold's are a range of hills that rise from the Severn Valley. The “Wolds”, or rolling hills, is an AONB in the west country of the UK. Here the past is evident in the many honey-coloured stone villages and farms.