Important Walking Festival Information

Welcome to the 2024 Winchcombe Walking Festival.
Please read as there is important information about the start of the walks. We hope you find all the information you require below to make your walk enjoyable.

Please note dogs are not allowed on the walks, unless guide dogs.

Registration: Unless otherwise stated the registration is at Abbey Fields Community Centre in Back Lane, Winchcombe. (sat nav GL54 5QH)

Before each walk you will need to register so we know you have arrived.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time of the walk.

Organisers and Walk Leaders
If you have any questions or problems during the festival please contact one of the walk leaders. You will be introduced to your walk leader and given a short introduction about the walk.

Arriving by car
The festival is based at Abbey Fields Community Centre in Back Lane, approximately 150 metres from Back Lane car park (£1 all day).  There are toilets at the Centre and at the car park (20p). There will be signs directing you to the car park. Please do not park at Abbey Fields Community Centre as space is restricted.

Public Transport
The nearest railway station is Cheltenham Spa, approx. 1.5 miles from Cheltenham town centre. Stagecoach service D operates from the station to the town centre.  Take Stagecoach service W from from North Street by the side of Primark to the Corner Cupboard Inn, Winchcombe.

Turn into Malthouse Lane then turn right into Back Lane.  Abbey Fields Community Centre is about 150 metres from the bus stop. Please note all stops are request stops and you need to indicate that you wish to board or alight.

Timetables are available at

Reminder before you set off
Gear: Do not forget your boots, waterproofs and walking poles.

Health: It is your responsibility to ensure you are physically fit to take part.

Clothing: Adequate clothing is essential for the weather and the ground conditions likely to be encountered.

Water: Ensure you have plenty of water.

Food: You may wish to bring a snack or lunch where applicable. The walk leaders will inform you of any breaks as part of the introduction before setting off. Take away food is available from Williams Deli, Co-op, Norths bakery and Morrisons.

Useful information
Winchcombe’s shops should cover your needs.

Winchcombe currently does not have a Post Office.

Cashpoint is available outside the Co-op, Greet Road.

We hope you will not need the following:

Winchcombe Pharmacy, 11 High St, Winchcombe: 01242 602305

Winchcombe Doctors Surgery (Minor injuries Mon-Fri 8am to 6.30pm), Greet Road.: 01242 602307

Closest Accident & Emergency Cheltenham: 03004 222 222

Stone House Dental Practice, Abbey Terrace: 01242 602220

Wentworth House Dental Practice, High St.: 01242 602381

Registration:  Unless otherwise stated the registration is at

Abbey Fields Community Centre in Back Lane, Winchcombe.

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sat nav GL54 5QH

Our control centre will open from 8.30am each day of the festival and on Saturday we will open at 8am specially for the Challenge walk. The control centre will operate during all walks. The contact number during the festival is 07772 355076. If you cannot make a walk please let us know in good time.

Walks starting outside Winchcombe

Walk 3 – registration is at Cotswold Barn car park courtesy of owners.

Entrance to Cotswold Barn is off the A424. Please park in car park away from the cafe.

OS grid ref: SP 169296
sat nav GL56 0QZ

Walk 5 – registration is at Postlip Mill car park courtesy of Hollingworth and Vose.

Take right hand fork at end of their driveway.

OS grid ref: SP 007271
sat nav GL54 5BB

Walk 17 – registration is at Cleeve Common Golf Club car park.

By permission of the Golf Club, £2 car park fee refundable if purchase made in cafe.

OS grid ref: SO 988272
sat nav GL52 3PW

Walk 19 – registration is at Snowshill village car park 

Meet in free car park between Snowshill Manor and National Trust entrance.

OS grid ref: SP 096339
sat nav WR12 7JR

Walk 21 – registration is outside the Black Horse pub, Naunton 

Please park considerately in the village.

OS grid ref: SP 118234
sat nav : GL54 3AD

Walk 22  – registration is at Winchcombe GWSR Station, Greet

We suggest you park considerately in Becketts Lane and Market Lane, a three minute walk away.

OS grid ref: SP 026297
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sat nav:  GL54  5LD

We look forward to seeing you.