We have listed below some suggestions for short to full day walks and we advise you to use the OS 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure sheet 45 to accompany the walk
All walks regularly updated.
A short walk leaving the town from Vineyard Street to Sudeley Castle, leaving via Castle exit into Rushley Lane and on to the outskirts of Winchcombe. Follow riverside path to Castle Street and town centre.
A walk with some steep sections earlier on up to the Salt Way where the route is level to Farmcote before dropping down to Hailes and returning along the Cotswold Way. Views of valleys, Malvern Hills and Vale of Evesham. Passing Hailes Abbey and Parish Church. Refreshments available at Hayles Fruit Farm.
A circular walk from Winchcombe to the Millennium wood carving on Langley Hill. Ever changing good views of all the surrounding hills, interesting wildlife if you are lucky and the wood carving.
A short, fairly flat circular walk from Winchcombe to the north east of the town through pastureland. Views of Winchcombe and the surrounding countryside before returning along the river or alternatively along Hailes Street.
Leave the town via Vineyard Street and follow the Cotswold Way as it ascends to the Neolithic burial mound of Belas Knap. Return via Humblebee Cottages and Newmeadow Farm. Follow the quiet lane back to Winchcombe or alternatively via Sudeley Castle and Vineyard Street.
A fairly level walk along the Sudeley valley passing Sudeley Castle to Spoonley Wood and the remains of a Roman villa. Pleasant views of hills and farmland.
A walk on rising and falling paths above the attractive Isbourne valley to Toddington; returning near the restored steam railway then via the Winchcombe Way. Opportunity to use public transport back from Toddington.
Walk up the lower slopes of Cleeve Hill to the Washpool and the source of the Isbourne; return past Postlip Hall.
The walk follows the Cotswold Way as it ascends towards Belas Knap before levelling off with good elevated views of the town and beyond towards Evesham. The walk descends to Postlip Mill before following the River Isbourne back to Winchcombe.
A walk past Sudeley Castle and along the Wardens Way ascending the valley. The walk levels out before ascending to St Kenelms Well before returning along the Winchcombe Way back into Winchcombe.
A walk past Sudeley Castle to St Kenelm’s Well before ascending the valley to the Salt Way. Airy views before decending via the Gloucestershire Way to Winchcombe.
A route visiting the three hills of Langley, Nottingham and Cleeve. Visit the highest situated tree in the Cotswolds, a dew pond and Belas Knap. Best walked in clear weather.
Introducing a linear walk using public transport. From Prestbury village climb to the top of the escarpment, past a butterfly reserve and across Cleeve Common to Postlip before dropping down into Winchcombe.
A linear walk using public transport. Alight from the bus at Cleeve Hill Golf Club and walk back down to Winchcombe via Postlip Farm, Corndean Hall.
A reasonably strenuous walk up the side of the valley to the Salt Way and north with good views before descending the Gloucestershire Way. Good views of Winchcombe, the railway and Toddington.
A waymarked linear walk starting in Bourton on the Water before passing through the villages of Lower Slaughter, Naunton and Guiting Power before descending into Winchcombe.
A linear walk through Cotswold landscapes, starting in Winchcombe follow the Sudeley Valley to Roel Gate and through Hawling before following the Windrush Valley into Bourton on the Water. There are no refreshments stops on this route.
A walk taking the 606 bus to Stanway Viaduct and walking to Stanway House and Wood Stanway before some serious climbing to Beckbury Camp, the tranquil setting of Farmcote to Campden Lane. The walk returns to Winchcombe via the Farmcote valley and Monks Hole. There are no refreshments stops on this route.
A linear walk using the GWSR heritage railway. Travel along the heritage railway from Winchcombe Station to Cheltenham Raceourse before a walk back to Winchcombe with plenty of views.
A linear walk using public transport. Alight from the bus at Prescott Hill Climb and walk back down to Winchcombe via Tirle Brook, Frog Wood and Langley Road
This linear walk was featured in 2016 on the ITV series “Best walks with a view’ presented by Julia Bradbury. A reasonably strenuous walk up to Belas Knap and Cleeve Common topograph with some great views. This walk has several sections of climbing and is best done in fine weather.
A circular walk following the Windrush Way along the Sudeley Valley to The Salt Way before returning via the Wardens Way with elevated views across the valley.
A linear walk using the GWSR train service from Winchcombe to Gotherington Halt. The undulating walk passes through Gretton and over Langley Hill to Greet. This walk needs to be planned in conjunction with the train timetable. www.gwsr.com