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The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and the Ramblers lead guided walks some of which start from Winchcombe.

Details of walks available across the whole Cotswolds will be found on the website www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/guided-walks/  .

A summary of Cotswold Voluntary Wardens walks centred in or near to Winchcombe can be found listed alongside. For local Rambler walks visit: gloucestershireramblers.org.uk/cleeve/

If extreme weather is forecast please phone 07841 663607 to check for any changes to the arrangements.

Guided walks now available

5th March - Beckford to Aston Carrant, Kemerton and Back

Beckford to Aston Carrant, Kemerton and Back

Tuesday 5th March

It’s an easy walk from Beckford to Aston on Carrant (the east town on Carrant Brook). Then north to Kemerton (the farm-enclosure of Cynemaer). We then finish by heading east back to Beckford (the ford of Becca across the Carrant Brook). An interesting walk in an interesting area. Please bring drink/snack.

Start: 10.00am Outside Beckford Church GL20 7AD. OS Map ref: SO 976 358.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  6.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Starting Point: Outside Beckford Church GL20 7AD
Map: SO 976 358

21st March - A Watery Walk in the North Cotswolds

A Watery Walk in the North Cotswolds

Tuesday 21st March

This is a watery walk only in name, as we follow the River Windrush towards its source, cross a Ford, encounter a sheepwash and cross a little bridge. The route wends along less well-known paths through the countryside passing through only very small villages.
The paths are hilly with one short, steep slope just after Pinnock up through beech woods. Bring drinks/snack.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3.5 hrs
Distance:  7 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Temple Guiting Village Hall.
Map: SP 090 279

3rd April - False Entrance & Heartbreak

False Entrance & Heartbreak – Belas Knap & above Winchcombe

Wednesday 3rd April

Starting on an old trackway we pass the abandoned Wontley Farm, on our way to the imposing Neolithic Long Barrow of Belas Knap. Continuing northwards the view opens to Winchcombe nestling below and a vista of Cotswolds towards Broadway. We return to Cleeve Hill fringing Breakheart Plantation. The route has a 1 mile continuous return ascent to Cleeve Common, with a steeper section. Three manageable stiles. If wet, expect muddy sections. Refreshment break midway.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  5.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Warden’s Wood car park, Cleeve Common, nearest postcode GL54 4EU
Map: SP 010 236

11th April - An Introduction to the NEW River Coln Trail

An Introduction to the NEW River Coln Trail

Thursday 11th April

From Winchcombe we walk through fields to the head of the Sudeley Valley and the headwater of the Beesmoor Brook a tributary of the River Isbourne.
We seek out the source of the River Coln by Charlton Pool before returning to Winchcombe and find out about ‘leaky dams’ installed along a stretch of the brook. The NEW River Coln Trail is launching in late March. Find out more about this exciting new nine leg trail as we walk the first leg to the source and then back to Winchcombe. Bring snack/drink and lunch.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  4 hrs
Distance:  7.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Back Lane car park, Winchcombe (£1 parking all day). Pay by Ringo App if preferred.
Map: SP 023 284

16th April - Spring Surprises in Stanton

Spring Surprises in Stanton

Tuesday 16th April

This walk will take us up the scarp and through Littleworth wood where we will look out for spring flowers and listen for singing birds. Please bring refreshments.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Village car park Stanton WR12 7NE.
Map: SP 067 344

7th May - Alderton to Dumbleton Bluebell Walk

Alderton to Dumbleton Bluebell Walk

Tuesday 7th May

A beautiful walk around the hills of Alderton and Dumbleton, essentially to see the magnificent display of bluebells in the woods around Dumbleton Hill. Lunch after in the Gardener’s Arms – if open! Please bring a drink/snack.

Start time: 9.30 am
Duration:  2.5 hrs
Distance:  5.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: The Gardeners Arms, Alderton, GL20 8NL
Map: SO 999 333

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.

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and the Ramblers lead guided walks some of which start from Winchcombe.

Details of walks available across the whole Cotswolds will be found on the website www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/visiting-and-exploring/guided-walks/  .

A summary of Cotswold Voluntary Wardens walks centred in or near to Winchcombe can be found listed alongside. If extreme weather is forecast please phone 07841 663607 to check for any changes to the arrangements.

For local Ramblers walks visit: gloucestershireramblers.org.uk/cleeve/

Current guided walks

There are no current walks planned. Please check back later.