LOCAL WALKS WITH THE
COTSWOLDS VOLUNTARY WARDENS
Cotswold Olimpicks – Tuesday 4th February – Moderate
A lovely picturesque walk with one big down and up. Meeting at the site of the Dover’s Olimpicks, we walk to Broadway and back. Food and drink available in Chipping Campden.
3 hours: 6.5 miles.
Start: 10.00 am Dover’s Hill NT pay & display car park GL55 6UW. OS Map ref: SP 136 395.
Guiting Power – stream and woodland trail – Wednesday 26th February – Moderate
A varied late winter walk, mainly on firm paths from Guiting Power. On the way we pass the site of a deserted medieval village. We follow a tributary of the River Windrush through Castlett and Guiting Woods. Shop/café and pubs in Guiting Power.
3 hours: 5.5 miles.
Start: 10.00 am Guiting Power village car park (donation). OS Map ref: SP 095 246.
Countryside around Stow on the Wold – Thursday 27th February – Moderate
Countryside from Stow to the Swells, Donnington, Longborough, Broadwell and back to Stow. Bring a snack or packed lunch.
4.5 hours: 8 miles.
Start: 9.30 am Stow on the Wold, Stocks on village green. OS Map ref: SP 192 258.
Guiting Power to Kineton – Tuesday 7th January – Moderate
A moderate walk through Cotswold woods, fields and villages. Food and drink available in local pub afterwards. 3 hours: 5.5 miles.
Start: 10.00 am Guiting Power village hall car park (donation). OS Map ref: SP 095 246.
A nice winter walk – Sunday 12th January – Moderate
We leave the valley and ascend the scarp slope, passing historic sites along the way, to enjoy airy views from the Salt Way. We then head towards Hailes before returning to Winchcombe in time for lunch.
3 hours: 6 miles.
Start: 10.00 am Winchcombe Back Lane car park (£1 all day). OS Map ref: SP 024 285.
A Polar Expedition – Monday 20th January – Moderate
A walk through some of the remoter parts of the North Cotswolds, visiting the monument that gives this walk its name and returning through Longborough and past Sezincote House. Please bring a packed lunch. 5.5 hours: 10.5 miles.
Start: 9.30 am Community shop, Blockley. OS Map ref: SP 164 349
Chipping Campden Town Walk – Every Tuesday and Thursday – Easy
We will walk along the High Street and provide a historical tour of the town. From the granting of Campden’s Charter in the 1180s, the growth of the town and its magnificent buildings, to the arrival of the Arts and Crafts movement. Refreshments available in the town after the walk. 1.5 hours.
Start: 14:00 on Tuesdays and 10:00 on Thursdays. Meet at the Market Hall in the center of town.
OS Map ref: SP 15136 39174.
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.