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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

25th May - Literary Connections 1

Literary Connections 1

Wednesday 25th May

A walk taking in Stanway and Snowshill, tracing the literary figures past and present who have found inspiration in the Cotswolds. Please bring drinks/snack and packed lunch.

Start time: 9.30 am
Duration:  5 hrs
Distance:  9 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Stanton village car park WR12 7NE
Map: SP 067 344



21st June - Castle and Folly

Church, Castle and Folly

Tuesday 21st June – Moderate 3.5hr 6ml

An ascent of Bredon Hill through fields and woods, taking in a little of its history. Great views on a clear day. Some steep paths, up and down. Please bring a drink and snack.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3.5 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Opposite Queen Elizabeth Inn, Main Street, Elmley Castle WR10 3HS.
Map: SO 983 411

23rd June - Exploring Winchcombe’s Ways 3

Exploring Winchcombe’s Ways 3

Thursday 23rd June 

Today we continue our exploration of some of the long distance paths through Winchcombe. Our walk takes us to the north and west along the Gloucestershire, Winchcombe, Cotswold Ways and an old drovers’ road. The route is undulating with two steep climbs. Bring drinks/snack and packed lunch.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  5.5 hrs
Distance:  10.5 miles
Difficulty: Strenuous
Starting Point: Winchcombe Back Lane car park (pay & display £1 all day).
Map: SP 024 285

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.


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.