Guided Walks

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and the Ramblers lead guided walks some of which start from Winchcombe. aonb-logo-4-colDetails of the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens walks can be found in the “Cotswold Lion” free magazine available from the Tourist Information Centre, Food Fanatics Deli some teashops and Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Walks centred on or near Winchcombe can be found below: Alternatively visit:

If extreme weather is forecast please phone 01451 862000 to check for any changes to the arrangements.

Feb 2020

26 February Guiting Power – stream and woodland trail

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  3 hrs             Distance:  5.5 miles

Map: SP 095 246               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Guiting Power village hall car park (donation)

A varied late winter walk, mainly on firm paths from Guiting Power. On the way we pass the site of…

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Mar 2020

3 March Stanton, Stanway and the Cotswold Escarpment

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  3 hrs             Distance:  5.5 miles

Map: SP 067 343               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Stanton Village car park

From Stanton there is a 650ft climb to the escarpment, along part of the Cotswold Way, and then down to…

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25 March A Classic Cotswold Ramble

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  4 hrs             Distance:  8 miles

Map: SP 097 340               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Snowshill public car park

This springtime walk has it all: quintessential Cotswold village, lovely woods and open views.

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27 March Ways around Kineton

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  3.5 hrs             Distance:  6 miles

Map: SP 084 258               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Public car park south of Guiting Wood, Critchford Lane, Temple Guiting GL54 5UZ.

An ascent through Guiting Wood and the Farmcote Estate, taking in parts of Wardens, Winchcombe, Diamond and Donnington Ways.

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The majority of the walks listed here are researched and led by our Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and are ideal for those wanting to enjoy a couple of hours or even a whole day walking in the countryside. We recommend you always wear appropriate footwear as some walks may be muddy in places. Sorry, but only assistance dogs are allowed on the walks. Unless otherwise stated, all guided walks are free of charge, however donations are collected at the end which go towards helping to conserve and enhance the Cotswolds countryside. Further details of these walks and other events taking place throughout the Cotswolds AONB can be found at




RA LOGOThe ‘Ramblers’ organisation, with around 140,000 members, runs a huge variety of walks throughout the UK each and every week of the year. To obtain full details of these walks both within Gloucestershire and other areas simply go onto their website at   or If you are not a member you are very welcome to come along on 2 or 3 of the advertised walks to see how you like them.


Winchcombe Town Walks

Every Sunday there is a free town walk starting at 11am and again at 2.30pm outside the TIC from April until the end of October led by a guide. The walks are a brief introduction to Winchcombe and are designed to be suitable for all ages. The walk is less than a mile and the duration is approximately one hour.



Bespoke tours

CWH_logo2If you would prefer a local specialist walking and cycling company with an intimate knowledge of the area and accommodation to organise your own walking itinerary, please visit



Walking for Health

W4Health-logoThere are regular “Walking for Health” walks every Thursday morning at 10.30am outside the Plaisterers Arms, Abbey Terrace.  No need to book, just turn up. For further information contact Avril Barnby at