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 newspaper available from the Tourist Information Centre, 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.

Aug 2018

11 August Charity Begins at Home

Start time: 9.30 am         Duration:  6 hours             Distance:  12 miles

Map: SP 067 231               Difficulty: Strenuous          Starting Point: Hawling outside Methodist church, or on gravel outside farm

A lengthy walk over downs, through valleys and woods with a focus on a latter-day philanthropist.

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29 August The Warden’s Hill Climb

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  3 hours             Distance:  6 miles

Map: SO 989 272               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Cleeve Hill Quarry car park – turn off B4632

A novel route following the Winchcombe Way down to Gotherington station, pass Prescott Hill Climb course and then back up…

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Sep 2018

1 September Changing Tracks

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  3 hours             Distance:  4 miles

Map: SO 989 272               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Cleeve Hill Quarry car park. Turn off B4632 at the summit

OK, fantastic plants, great history and archaeology, but the stuff that makes it all happen on Cleeve is the geology…

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6 September A Peep into the Past

Start time: 10.00 am         Duration:  3 hours             Distance:  6.5 miles

Map: SP 067 344               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Stanton Village car park – next to cricket ground

An exploration of the lovely countryside and villages of Stanton and Stanway

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27 September Templars and Tudors

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

Map: SP 090 279               Difficulty: Moderate          Starting Point: Temple Guiting village hall.

A pleasant circular walk featuring the Templar church at Temple Guiting.

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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 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 Ursula Cootes on 01242 609033.