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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  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

2nd November - Naunton to Guiting Power and back

Naunton to Guiting Power and back – Tuesday 2nd November

A walk from the horsey village of Naunton. Bring a snack/drink. Lunch available after at the Black Horse for those who wish.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  2.5 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Park in Naunton near to the Black Horse pub, GL54 3AD
Map: SP 116 234

17th November - The Cotswold Way on Cleeve Hill

The Cotswold Way on Cleeve Hill – Wednesday 17th November 

A pleasant invigourating walk around the edge of Cleeve Common, taking in part of the existing and superceded Cotswold Way. Lunch & drinks should be available afterwards at the Golf Club.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Quarry car park just beyond Cleeve Golf Club, off the B4632.
Map: SO 989 271

23rd November - Stanton – a late autumn walk

Stanton – a late autumn walk – Tuesday 23rd November 

An exploration of the lovely countryside and villages of Stanton and Stanway before ascending the scarp via Lidcombe Wood. We should be rewarded with far reaching views – weather permitting. Bring a snack/drink.

Start time: 10.00 am
Duration:  3 hrs
Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Starting Point: Stanton village car park
Map: SP 067 344

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 or

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.