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Ebrington Loop - from the Ebrington Arms Pub
distance 6.78mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -420ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
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.

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River Severn and Apperley from Tewkesbury
distance 7.36mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -121ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tewkesbury - Gloucestershire

The River Severn provides a focus for this walk which starts from the attractive town of Tewkesbury with its wonderful Abbey. The outward route follows the Severn Way following the river to reach Apperley. Here the walk turns inland and continues across fields to Deerhurst and back to the start. The walk also offers good views to the Malvern Hills which line the western skyline.

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

A beautiful circular Cotswold walk with a few surprises.

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The source of the River Thames from Sapperton
distance 11.29mi Vertical gain +522ft Vertical drop -535ft Durée 5h40 Moderate Moderate
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.

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distance 6.42mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
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.

Walking English Bicknor ( Download : )
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distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +499ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

Dramatic cliffs, superb views and riverside walking with a wrapping of internationally protected woodlands and sprinkling of industrial ruins.

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Along River Windrush, Nauton, Upper and Lower Slaughter
distance 10.35mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 5h10 Moderate Moderate
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!

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distance 7.75mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
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 Cotswolds - Hailes Abbey ( Download : )
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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).

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Mallards Pike Lake and Staple-edge Wood
distance 5.39mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This circular walk from Mallards Pike Lake provides a good way to discover preserved Staple-edge Hill using tracks and paths in Staple-edge Wood.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Cabtree Hill and Woorgreens Lake
distance 4.59mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cinderford - Gloucestershire

This circular walk in the forest of Dean provides a good way to discover paths and tracks along a section of Gloucestershire Way and Woorgreens Nature Reserve.

Walking Sherborne Park ( Download : )
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distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +171ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sherborne - Gloucestershire

A well-marked family walk around parkland on National Trust property.

Walking Windrush valley ( Download : )
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distance 6.01mi Vertical gain +505ft Vertical drop -518ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Barrington (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Explore rolling Cotswold country, with three idyllic villages and a grand estate.

Walking Westwell ( Download : )
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distance 4.12mi Vertical gain +131ft Vertical drop -131ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrington (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Cross open farmland to a quiet village with a pond, just over the border in Oxfordshire.

Walking The Barringtons ( Download : )
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distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +177ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barrington (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Two superb Cotswold stone villages on either side of the River Windrush.

Walking Hammonds Farm to Stroud ( Download : )
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distance 1.16mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A short, one-way stroll down into Stroud for sightseeing, shopping or to visit the Farmer’s Market. Return the same way, or by car or taxi.

Walking Wickridge & Painswick ( Download : )
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distance 5.81mi Vertical gain +630ft Vertical drop -636ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A climb to Wickridge for views of Stroud, followed by a level section and then descent with further fine views to Painswick. After climbing to the town, the return is along the stream and then on a mostly level path along the valley. The walk can be extended to Painswick House and gardens.

Walking Cotswold Way - Stroud ( Download : )
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distance 9.32mi Vertical gain +1273ft Vertical drop -1273ft Durée 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

After a level stroll above the Painswick Valley, this route drops to cross the stream then climbs to the popular Edgemoor Arms. It then joins the Cotswold Way for an extended promenade along the wooded escarpment, including a visit to the fine viewpoint of Haresfield Beacon.

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distance 2.41mi Vertical gain +351ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A circular walk on either side of the Painswick Valley, visiting the villages of Pitchcombe and White’s Hill.

Walking Cranham - Sheepscombe ( Download : )
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distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +912ft Vertical drop -915ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A circular walk around Sheepscombe area and Cranham with glorious views to Painswick and Sheepscombe.

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distance 2.3mi Vertical gain +535ft Vertical drop -531ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A circular walk with glorious views to Painswick and Sheepscombe.

Walking Far End ( Download : )
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distance 0.69mi Vertical gain +128ft Vertical drop -128ft Durée 0h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

Circular walk in the Sheepscombe area between woodlands nearby Laurie Lee Field.

Walking Painswick ( Download : )
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distance 6.33mi Vertical gain +1073ft Vertical drop -1073ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A circular walk between Sheepscombe and Painswick Beacon area.

Walking Cotswold Way - Sheepscombe ( Download : )
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distance 13.01mi Vertical gain +1568ft Vertical drop -1572ft Durée 7h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A circular walk around Sheepscombe area via Painswick Beacon and woodlands.

Walking Foston’s Ash & Cranham ( Download : )
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distance 5.42mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -745ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A circular walk around Sheepscombe area between woodlands and Cranham village.

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distance 8mi Vertical gain +509ft Vertical drop -486ft Durée 4h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in North Cerney - Gloucestershire

Explore four contrasting Cotswold villages in and around the glorious Churn valley.

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distance 3.36mi Vertical gain +180ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 1h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in North Cerney - Gloucestershire

Walk down the valley and then divert to a picture-perfect Cotswold hamlet and church.

Walking North Cerney village ( Download : )
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distance 1.46mi Vertical gain +223ft Vertical drop -226ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Cerney - Gloucestershire

Stroll round this lovely Cotswold village, with a visit to its well-preserved medieval church.

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distance 12.59mi Vertical gain +1421ft Vertical drop -1385ft Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in North Cerney - Gloucestershire

A one-way walk part of the 'Costwold Challenge' a one-day linear or two-day circular walk between two superb Gloucestershire inns.

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distance 11.83mi Vertical gain +915ft Vertical drop -942ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

A one-way walk part of the 'Costwold Challenge' a one-day linear or two-day circular walk between two superb Gloucestershire inns.

Walking Bibury and the corn valley ( Download : )
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distance 6.53mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -269ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Coln St. Aldwyns - Gloucestershire

A high-level route to picture-perfect Bibury, returning along the Coln valley.

Walking Quenington and the Coln ( Download : )
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distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Coln St. Aldwyns - Gloucestershire

To a historic village with a medieval gatehouse and Norman church, with a riverside return.

Walking Coln Street Aldwyns ( Download : )
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distance 1.14mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Coln St. Aldwyns - Gloucestershire

A short stroll round this pretty Cotswold stone village on the River Coln.

Walking Staunton & English Bicknor ( Download : )
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distance 11.47mi Vertical gain +1158ft Vertical drop -1161ft Durée 6h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Featuring the impressive Suck Stone and Near Hearkening Rocks, two medieval churches, a lengthy section along the Wye, the Yat Rock viewpoint and a quiet stream valley, this walk offers an in-depth introduction to the landscapes of the Forest of Dean.

Walking King Arthur’s Cave ( Download : )
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distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +1122ft Vertical drop -1145ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

The outward route is the quickest and easiest route to Symonds Yat. The return is more adventurous, seeking out the impressive King Arthur’s Cave and secret viewpoints over the Wye Gorge.

Walking Symonds Yat via Biblins ( Download : )
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distance 5.75mi Vertical gain +666ft Vertical drop -679ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

The most straightforward route to and from Symonds Yat, featuring an old mine, a significant riverside stretch and of course the classic viewpoint of Symonds Yat. Look out for Peregrine Falcons and Goshawks overhead.

Walking Yat Rock ( Download : )
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distance 1.62mi Vertical gain +377ft Vertical drop -374ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

A steep descent and ascent from the car park at Yat Rock to the River Wye at Symonds Yat East.

Walking Westcote and Icomb ( Download : )
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distance 6.49mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -305ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bledington - Gloucestershire

Explore four gorgeous Cotswold villages with superb views over the Evenlode valley.

Walking Foxholes Nature Réserve ( Download : )
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distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -148ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bledington - Gloucestershire

Farmland walking to an ancient woodland reserve rich in flora and fauna.

Walking Evenlode circular ( Download : )
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distance 2.55mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bledington - Gloucestershire

Pleasant level walking through the village and the watermeadows of the River Evenlode.

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distance 7.87mi Vertical gain +942ft Vertical drop -942ft Durée 4h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wotton-under-Edge - Gloucestershire

This circular walk starts from the National Trust car park at Newark Park, Wotton under Edge. On leaving the estate, the route makes its way downhill towards Ozleworth Park, down into Ozleworth Bottom, before climbing up Hen’s Ridge and linking up with the Monarch’s and the Cotswold Way, before returning to Newark Park.

Walking Farmcote Estate ( Download : )
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distance 2.68mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -653ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Temple Guiting - Gloucestershire

Short circular walk around part of Farmcote Estate. Count the white gates.

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distance 2.55mi Vertical gain +3031ft Vertical drop -3012ft Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

Circular walk, Up hill and down. Great views and some points of interest.

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distance 3.73mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -525ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Yanworth - Gloucestershire

Good tracks, easy walking, fairly flat, open countryside.

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distance 4.18mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -564ft Durée 2h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Compton Abdale - Gloucestershire

Circular Road Walk from Compton Abdale to Withington and back.

Walking Wimberry from Mile End ( Download : )
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distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 1h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Coleford (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Starting at Mile End in the Forest of Dean visit the magical old quarries that have been reclaimed by nature. If you mooch about here you may find an old WW2 firing range used by the home guard. Continue down the valley where you may see old mines, then turn sharp right by a high old stone wall. The narrow path takes you back up to Perch Enclosure with magnificent pine trees. Take the loop around, past the old campsite and back onto the track where you started.

Walking Alpacas and other animals ( Download : )
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distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h40 Moderate Moderate
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.