Welcome to Winchcombe

Winchcombe is set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has a timeless quality about it which makes it an attractive centre for walkers. A walled town in Saxon times, the town became prosperous as a result of the wool trade. The town has “Walkers are Welcome” status which means we will endeavour to make your stay and experience memorable. Each May we hold a Walking Festival which attracts people from all over Britain and international visitors.

This website gives you all the information you need if you are visiting Winchcombe, the walking centre for the Cotswolds, on one website. We have pages focused on walks, attractions, eating out, shops, accommodation and links to numerous websites where you can find a wealth of information.

 We hope you use the local businesses on your visit, especially those supporting the Walkers are Welcome initiative. These are easily recognisable by the logo displayed in their windows.


Welcome from the Chair

Welcome from the Chair

Since we started in 2009, each year we set ourselves new initiatives to promote walking in the Cotswolds, especially in Winchcombe and the message has reached the other side of the world. Our website is now a must for walkers visiting the area and our website is listed in national papers and magazines, guide books and dedicated walking websites. 

We are proud we get no financial assistance from any local authorities and generate our own income from our supporters and publications. 

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