Where will we be going today?

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”  magazine, (currently only available online). They are normally available from the Tourist Information Centre, Food Fanatics Deli some teashops and Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

Details of walks available across the whole Cotswolds will be found on the website www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/guided-walks/  where walkers must reserve their place through the booking system as numbers will be capped to keep the walks manageable.

A summary of walks centred in or near to Winchcombe can be found listed alongside.

If extreme weather is forecast please phone 01451 862000 to check for any changes to the arrangements.

Guided walks now available

9th August - A Saunter to Saintbury

A Saunter to Saintbury

Tuesday 9th August

Perhaps not a ‘saunter’ but an exploration of the countryside and villages north east of Broadway including Saintbury and Willersey. Please bring a snack/drink.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration: 3 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: The War Memorial, Broadway Green, Broadway
Map: SP 095 375

 

23rd August – Andoversford on the Gloucestershire Way via Shipton and Syreford

Andoversford on the Gloucestershire Way via Shipton and Syreford

Tuesday 21st June 

An interesting walk to Shipton Oliffe then on to Hampen where we go over an old railway bridge closed for traffic, and stop for a while to pick blackberries. Back via Soundborough and Syreford. Refreshments are available at the Royal Oak in Andoversford. Bring a tub for collecting blackberries!

Start time: 9.30 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Andoversford, Station Road, GL54 4HR
Map: SP 024 198

6th September – Stow-on-the-Wold to Broadwell and Oddington

Stow-on-the-Wold to Broadwell and Oddington

Tuesday 6th September

A pleasant walk from the historic town of Stow on the Wold with a visit to the quaint villages of Upper Oddington and Broadwell. Lunch afterwards in Stow or at The Fox Inn, Broadwell.  Bring coffee/snack.

Start time: 9.30 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Free car park next to Tesco, Stow-on-the-Wold, GL54 1BX
Map: SP 192 262

15th September – Panoramic Views around Bredon Hill

Panoramic Views around Bredon Hill

Thursday 15th September

Starting at Overbury, we walk along the road, then across fields to Kemerton and start to climb gently up Bredon Hill to the tower. We follow a circular route around the hill to return to Overbury. Bring drinks/snacks and a packed lunch if required. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  4 hrs
Distance:  7.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Overbury by the church. Please park considerately in the village.
Map: SO 957 374.

20th September – Exploring Winchcombe Ways 4

Exploring Winchcombe Ways 4

Tuesday 20th September

Continuing our exploration of some of the long distance footpaths that go through Winchcombe. Our route today uses routes east of Winchcombe, including Wardens, Cotswold and Winchcombe Ways. Please bring a packed lunch.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  6 hrs
Distance:  10 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Winchcombe Back Lane car park (pay and display £1 per day)
Map: SP 023 284

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 on their website.

Ramblers

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.

Bespoke tours

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.

W4Health-logoThere 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.