Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in the Cotswolds
Experience the great outdoors with our guide to some of the best walks in Cornwall, suitable for all capabilities, from gentle strolls to strenuous hikes.
The Cotswolds AONB is the largest AONB in England and Wales, spanning an area of 90 miles by 25 miles. The Cotswolds is a walking paradise, with over 3,000 miles of public footpaths weaving throughout the rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages.
The 102-mile Cotswold Way is one of the area’s most famous routes, starting in picturesque Chipping Campden and ending in historic Bath. The route can take a monstrous 10 days to complete, however smaller, more manageable trails still encompass the beauty of the area. Join the route at Stanton and make your way to Snowshill, admiring Snowshill Manor as you go.
Alternatively, follow the Cleeve Hill Ring and wander over open hills, past streams, through woodlands and across limestone grasslands. Be sure to bring your four-legged friends along as there are plenty of dog walks in the Cotswolds that all the family can enjoy.
There are many well-loved walks in the Cotswolds; the Winchcombe and Windrush Ways are just two of many scenic examples. The Winchcombe is 42-mile-long figure-of-eight trail, centring around the town and taking in the Cotswold’s historical sites and panoramic views.
Windrush Way links the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe with the Oxford Way at Bourton-on-the-Water.