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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.

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.

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.

distance 10.28km Vertical gain +143m Vertical drop -145m 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.

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.

distance 8.8km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -124m 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 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.

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.

distance 12.47km Vertical gain +84m Vertical drop -87m 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 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).

Kingscote and Conygre Woods from Horsley
distance 7.52km Vertical gain +106m Vertical drop -113m 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.

Lasborough, Ozleworth and Marlees Brooks from Newington
distance 8.56km Vertical gain +139m Vertical drop -139m 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.

Blenheim Park, Combe and North Leigh Roman Villa
distance 16.77km Vertical gain +146m Vertical drop -147m 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.

Walking Farmcote Estate ( Download : )
distance 4.32km Vertical gain +153m Vertical drop -199m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Temple Guiting - Gloucestershire

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

distance 4.1km Vertical gain +924m Vertical drop -918m Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Painswick - Gloucestershire

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

distance 6km Vertical gain +158m Vertical drop -160m Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Yanworth - Gloucestershire

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

distance 6.72km Vertical gain +171m Vertical drop -172m Durée 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Compton Abdale - Gloucestershire

Circular Road Walk from Compton Abdale to Withington and back.

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.

distance 5.55km Vertical gain +911m Vertical drop -911m 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 9.84km Vertical gain +69m Vertical drop -70m 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cam Peak, Cam Long Down and Uley Bury
distance 6.76km Vertical gain +220m Vertical drop -218m 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!

Tunnels and Kennet and Avon Canal Walk
distance 16.7km Vertical gain +235m Vertical drop -230m 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.