Walks with Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

(Last Updated On: December 23, 2018)





February 2019

A short circuit around Bourton – Tuesday 26thFebruary – Easy

A short circuit in the countryside around Bourton-on-the-Water, passing through Wick Rissington and skirting Little Rissington.

2.5 hours: 5 miles.

Start:  10.00 am Bourton-on-the-Water War Memorial in village centre. OS Map ref: SP 167 207.

 Exploring Winchcombe Ways 2 – Thursday 28thFebruary – Moderate

We continue our exploration of some long distance paths that go through Winchcombe. Today we shall explore the start of the Wardens Way, St Kenelm’s Way and Winchcombe Way. The paths often follow ancient routes and there should be spectacular views.

3 hours: 6 miles.

 Start:  10.00 amWinchcombe Back Lane car park, behind library (£1 all day). OS Map ref: SP 024 286.


January 2019

Rivers, fords and leaky stone pipes – Sunday 13st January – Moderate

This walk passes through tranquil Guiting Power village before passing streams, fords, woods and a clapper bridge in Kineton. An ideal winter walk, well suited for this time of year.

3 hours: 5 miles.
Start:  10:00 am Guiting Power village hall car park (donations).OS Map ref: SP 094 246.



November 2018

Wool, Stone and the Great Fire of London – Thursday 1stNovember – Moderate

The walk starts from the ancient wool town of Northleach with its many 15th and 16th century buildings. We cross rolling farmland, lakes and streams to the village of Farmington, famed for its local stone. We return to Northleach where lunch is available at pubs and cafes.

3 hours: 5 miles.
Start:  10:00 am Northleach market square.OS Map ref: SP 113 146.

Battles and Brewing in Stow – Thursday 8thNovember – Moderate

The walk will take us via Broadwell to the monument to the Battle of Stow where we will hear about the historic event. The return is through varied countryside to Stow where we explore Stow’s brewing past.

3 hours: 6 miles.
Start:  10:00 am Stow-on-the-Wold village green, old stocks. OS Map ref: SP 192 258.

 PLEASE use appropriate footwear as some walks may be steep and muddy in places. EASY – Length may vary but terrain is mainly flat (level); MODERATE – includes some hills and rough ground. STRENUOUS – may be rough underfoot and ascents and descents may be steep. We welcome guide and hearing dogs – sorry, others not allowed.

Walks are free although we do invite donations to help fund our conservation and improvement work.

The Wardens run a full programme of guided walks throughout the Cotswolds. For more information see www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk or Tel: 01451 862000, also for any changes to arrangements such as due to extreme weather.