Winchcombe’s award winning Cotswolds Walking Festival has grown in reputation since it inaugural event in 2009. Each year we introduce different aspects about the local area and visit places off the beaten track. Months of planning and a dedicated volunteers offer an incredible insight to the flora, fauna and living in the Cotswolds.
With the uncertainty about the relaxing of Covid rules on meeting and social distancing we have decided to hold a scaled down Walking Festival in the autumn.
Details of the programme will be published through social media in August, allowing us flexibility depending on the restrictions in force at the time.
We expect to return to the normal date and format in May 2022.
Annually, in May we host the 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 are designed to suit people of all abilities. 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. Some walks involve transport and where this is indicated, the cost of travel is included.