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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Walking May Hill and Newent Woods ( Download : )
May Hill and Newent Woods
distance 4.63mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aston Ingham - Herefordshire

This circular walk first leads to a great viewpoint from May Hill before you follow a section of Wysis Way and quiet paths in Newent Woods.

River Severn and Apperley from Tewkesbury
distance 7.36mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -121ft Durée 3h30 Average Average
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.

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.

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.

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.

Speech House Lake and New Fancy Colliery Screens
distance 5.33mi Vertical gain +312ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This circular walk uses well-marked paths and track across the Forest of Dean where you will discover a beautiful lake and an old colliery site on your way!

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).

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 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.

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.