The Cotswolds is a mecca for walkers, hikers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts. There are plenty of trails across the Cotswolds just waiting to be explored, from long-distance treks to short circular strolls, these Cotswolds walks allow you to explore the best parts on foot. Discover the rolling Malvern hills, stunning beech woodlands, honey-coloured houses, and gorgeous views.
There are plenty of circular walks around the Cotswolds, some of our favourites include walking from Chipping Campden to Dover’s Hill, Broadway and The Tower, and Winchcombe and Belas Knap. Many Cotswolds walks can be self-guided tours but sometimes it’s nice to have a guided tour and learn a little bit more about the area from your guide.
The Cotswolds Way National Trail is a long-distance walking trail that runs from the quaint market town of Chipping Campden to the Roman city of Bath. The trail is well-marked and around 102 miles long and runs for most of the length on the Cotswold escarpment. Along the route, you’ll discover many picturesque villages, significant historical sites, beautiful churches, and traditional honey-coloured Cotswold houses.
Another great aspect of Cotswolds walks is that they can be done all year round and with every season comes a different-looking landscape. Autumn and Spring bring clear views from the Cotswold escarpment and beautiful blossoms on the trees. Winter offers crisp frost-bitten trees, woodlands, and hills, and Summer offers beautiful blue skies, lush green landscapes, and warm weather.
The Cotswold AONB