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Along River Windrush, Nauton, Upper and Lower Slaughter
distance 16.65km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -138m 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 9.42km Vertical gain +73m Vertical drop -64m 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.

Walking Cotswolds - Hailes Abbey ( Download : )
distance 7.8km Vertical gain +183m Vertical drop -176m 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 Blockley to Hinchwick ( Download : )
distance 16.99km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -333m Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Blockley - Gloucestershire

A beautiful circular Cotswold walk with a few surprises.

Sudeley Castle and Salter's Hill from Winchcombe
distance 11.15km Vertical gain +243m Vertical drop -245m 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.

Saintbury Church, Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden and Broadway Tower
distance 17.17km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -340m 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.

Walking Broadway Tower ( Download : )
Broadway Tower
distance 6.8km Vertical gain +221m Vertical drop -221m 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.

Walking Alpacas and other animals ( Download : )
distance 5.14km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -64m 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.

Ebrington Loop - from the Ebrington Arms Pub
distance 10.91km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -128m 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.

Leckhampton Hill, Hartley Hill and Coberley from Hartley Lane car park
distance 9.35km Vertical gain +162m Vertical drop -157m 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 South Leigh ( Download : )
distance 8.72km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -32m Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Witney - Oxfordshire

Oxford Hill Witney to South Leigh circular walk. A leisurely walk with some nice scenery, a lake and a bird sanctuary. The Masons Arms pub at South Leigh. Mostly B roads and single-track roads.

Walking Great Tew and Little Tew ( Download : )
Great Tew and Little Tew
distance 6.34km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -72m Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Tew - Oxfordshire

This easy circular walk provides a good way to discover two lovely villages with thatched houses, particularly Great Tew! On you way, you will also explore the quiet countryside and enjoy lovely churches and a beautiful giant sequoia!

The source of the River Thames from Sapperton
distance 18.18km Vertical gain +159m Vertical drop -163m 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.

Walking Eckington Wharf ( Download : )
distance 5.54km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m 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 Pershore bridges ( Download : )
distance 7.86km Vertical gain +56m Vertical drop -54m Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Pershore - Worcestershire

A peaceful stretch of the River Avon is combined with a beautiful woodland to create this easy and enjoyable walk close to the Georgian town of Pershore. There are good views of Pershore and the surrounding countryside from the highest point of the walk.

distance 9.55km Vertical gain +176m Vertical drop -176m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This walk on North Wessex Downs offers some wonderful views as well as the opportunity to explore some fine ancient monuments. These include the Uffington White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

distance 8.75km Vertical gain +228m Vertical drop -230m 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.

Uffington White Horse and Wayland's Smithy
distance 5.07km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -79m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This short walk on the North Wessex Downs offers wonderful and the chance to explore some fine ancient monuments including the Uffungton White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.