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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.

River Severn and Apperley from Tewkesbury
distance 11.84km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -37m 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.

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 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 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).

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.

Walking English Bicknor ( Download : )
distance 5.72km Vertical gain +152m Vertical drop -161m 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.

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 Wimberry from Mile End ( Download : )
distance 4.33km Vertical gain +86m Vertical drop -85m Durée 1h30 Average Average
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 : )
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.

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.

Cabtree Hill and Woorgreens Lake
distance 7.38km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -60m 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.

Mallards Pike Lake and Staple-edge Wood
distance 8.67km Vertical gain +137m Vertical drop -138m 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.

Speech House Lake and New Fancy Colliery Screens
distance 8.57km Vertical gain +95m Vertical drop -91m 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!

Oakenhill Wood and Moseley Green from Parkend
distance 6.01km Vertical gain +82m Vertical drop -84m Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This peaceful circular walk in Oakenhill Woods uses paths and tracks in this preserved area where you could see wildlife.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Walking Head for the Hillforts ( Download : )
distance 12.42km Vertical gain +391m Vertical drop -383m Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

Follow in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists down to the Wye. Cross the river at the Biblins visiting Little Doward Hillfort, King Arthur’s Cave and New Weir Forge. Return on the hand ferry at Symonds Yat West.