Nearby: Cotswold

! Cotswold KEY

The Category Cotswold is a subset of Gloucestershire.


The following Cotswold Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Batsford Arboretum & Garden Centre

*Cotswold Walks Walking Holidays

'Founded in 1993 and is owned and operated by husband and wife team Andrew and Elizabeth Guppy. The company remains the leading walking and hiking specialist in the Cotswolds. Their knowledge of the area and its footpaths, tracks and byways is unrivalled - and much imitated.'

*Cotswold Water Park

'There are many kilometres of picturesque and peaceful footpaths around the Cotswold Water Park, with the added bonus of it all being very flat!'

*Cotswolds AONB

'Walking in the Cotswolds provides a wealth of choices with gentle strolls, hilly hikes and a variety of circular walks including many level, stile-free walks for wheelchairs and easy access.'

See also

Oxfordshire Cotswolds Walks [West Oxfordshire District Council]

*Fairford - Walkers Are Welcome

Fairford, a lively, small market town in Gloucestershire (population C5,000), welcomes visitors, especially walkers. Our walks leaflets will help you appreciate the local area and its history. There’s something for everyone!

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Fairford Community Voice

*Westonbirt Arboretum
Size (acreage)600

'Within the 17 miles of accessible paths and five national collections, children become young adventurers, adults connect with trees through guided walks, workshops, self-led trails or volunteering.'

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Forestry England

Cotswolds Jubilee Walks: Miles Without Stiles

'As part of 2012's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, our Voluntary Wardens have created a brand new series of "miles without stiles" walking routes throughout the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to help you easily explore and enjoy our countryside and landscape. Each walk is around 2.5 to 5 miles in length and takes you on a circular journey through some of our most wonderful places ... ' ALERT I could no longer find this Collection as such on the AONB Site. So I have replaced the Link with a related Link.

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Oxfordshire Cotswolds

Cotswolds Walking Weekends

'Base yourself in one of our colourful market towns or pretty villages for a weekend or mid-week break with walks. These downloadable itinerary ideas are full of inspiration for places to stay, things to do and a selection of wonderful walks, whether you want a gentle stroll or a longer hike ... The routes are available to buy from the Tourist Information Centre in the town/village or available to download free of charge online.' ALERT The Website no longer seems to include this Section; so I have had to amend the Links to a related area.

Donnington Way
Distance (miles)62

'Walk linking the pubs of the Donnington Brewery in a circular path through rural Gloucestershire. Most Donnington houses offer bed and breakfast facilities, enabling you to walk distances of your choice. The Donnington Way is a true Cotswold delight for the rambler who thrives on well-kept countryside, hidden villages and good beer.'

The Donnington Way: a History of Donnington Brewery and Walk Between the Donnington Inns (Walkabout Series) by Colin Handy (Reardon Publishing, 2012). Amazon offer a Kindle Edtion of this Guide.

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Walking Pages

Hiking around Chipping Campden

'There are a number of good walks in and around the area. Chipping Campden is an ideal starting or finishing point for your walk ... If you are attempting all 100 miles of the famous Cotswold Way to Bath then you will be aware that the War Memorial is the official Chipping Campden start/finish point of the Cotswold Way.'

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See also

ALERT  Record formerly linked to Website Chipping Campden Walks.

North Cotswold Diamond Way
Distance (miles)60

'A roughly diamond shaped walk visiting many small villages using quiet footpaths. Imaginative and scenic route through rural Gloucestershire, created by the Ramblers' North Cotswold Group to celebrate its 60th Jubilee in 1995.'

North Cotswold Diamond Way by Elizabeth Bell (North Cotswold Ramblers Group, 2011)

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Cotswolds AONB

Oxfordshire Way
Distance (miles)65

'Winds through Oxfordshire from Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire to the banks of the River Thames in Henley.'

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Oxfordshire County Council

Seven Shires Way
Distance (miles)234

'Walk around the Oxfordshire country boundary. The route criss-crosses the boundary taking the walker into seven shires from Gloucestershire to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire.'

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Elaine Steane

Stow-on-the-Wold Town Trail
Distance (miles)1

'Leads you to Stow's hidden gems and provides an insight into the history of buildings and the St. Edwards church. The trail is approximately 1 kilometer and on level ground with the exception of the entry into the churchyard. The Stow on the Wold Town Trail guide is available at GO-STOW and costs 50p only.'

ALERT Unable to access the original Website cited here at Review; replaced the Link.

Thames Path
Distance (miles)184

'Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles (294 km) from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historic towns and cities, and finally cutting through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.'

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National Trails

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