Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

15-17 May 2020


Welcome to the eleventh Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an abundance of footpaths and history, we offer a great selection of 24 walks to suit all abilities plus 2 evening events. The festival is based in a Saxon town steeped in history and a great base for a walking festival.

Our walks, led by knowledgeable local guides follow the River Isbourne, visit a working quarry, cross the top of the Cotswolds, visit a fruit farm, a beekeeper, a secluded Roman Villa amongst others.  Get up for the dawn chorus, walk to a pub for lunch, learn about Sudeley Castle’s involvement in the Civil War, find out about the famous Cotswold Lion sheep or attempt the Winchcombe Way Challenge.

The three days is a very social event, come and meet like-minded people, form new friendships and leave with a greater insight about the history and landscape of the Cotswolds.

The walking festival is very popular and we suggest you book early to ensure you get your first choice. So do not delay and book today as numbers on each walk are limited. Some walks involve transport and where this is indicated, the cost of travel is included. 

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Places to stay

If you require accommodation in or around Winchcombe please visit our accommodation pages  View ‘Places to Stay’ >

Summarised terms and conditions – for full terms and conditions click here 
  • The walk leader is in complete charge of the walk
  • Routes/events may be changed & distances are approximate
  • Substitutes may be offered for under-supported walks
  • Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds at the discretion of the festival organisers
  • Please arrive at the meeting point a minimum of 15 minutes before the advertised start times. Walks will commence at the given time, whether all participants have arrived or not.
  • Finishing times shown are approximate and may vary.

Health and Safety

  • It is the responsibility of all walkers to ensure that they are physically fit enough to take part in the walks that they have selected, and that they wear appropriate clothing and equipment.


  • We are sorry but dogs (apart from guide dogs) are not allowed due to livestock.

Grade of walk

  • Easy – Mostly level terrain, suitable for most walkers.
  • Moderate – Some short steep gradients or rough terrain.
  • Strenuous – Requires fitness and stamina, includes several steep gradients, rough terrain and a good distance covered.

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