The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and the Ramblers lead guided walks some of which start from Winchcombe. Details 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: www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk
If extreme weather is forecast please phone 01451 862000 to check for any changes to the arrangements.
17 October Stanway Watermill and Tures
Start time: 9.30 am Duration: 4 hrs Distance: 5.5 miles
Map: SP 067 344 Difficulty: Moderate Starting Point: Stanton village car park
A varied walk exploring Stanway Estate, looking at how water is used and managed, including a visit to the working…
23 October A Circuit of Cleeve Common
Start time: 10.00 am Duration: 3 hrs Distance: 6.5 miles
Map: SO 989 272 Difficulty: Moderate Starting Point: Quarry car park, just past the golf club.
A walk around the edges of Cleeve Common, visiting an ancient sheep wash, abandoned quarries and the highest point in…
29 October Where the Windrush rushes
Start time: 10.0 am Duration: 3 hrs Distance: 6 miles
Map: SP 089 278 Difficulty: Moderate Starting Point: Temple Guiting village car park
Another in our informal series about how a parish fits into the wider Cotswold environment.
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 www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk.
The ‘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 www.ramblers.org.uk or www.gloucestershirearearamblers.org.uk 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.
If 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 www.cotswoldwalks.com
Walking for Health
There 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 firstname.lastname@example.org