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Guided Walks

 

Warden Guided Walks

Our Cotswold Voluntary Wardens offer guided walks across the Cotswolds National Landscape and look forward to meeting you. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape.

    • Most walks do not require booking, just turn up on the day at the advertised meeting location.
      If booking is required, even for some free walks, you will be asked to fill out a short form on the walk page.
    • Dogs are unfortunately not able to be accommodated on our guided walks (except assistance dogs).
      There are though a number of walking with dog groups around the Cotswolds you can meet up with.
    • In addition to the walks below we also provide multistage monthly warden led guided walks for some of the longer trails including Cotswold Way and Diamond Way, more information can be found here.
    • Safety is important so please take a moment to read our Safety Guidance here.

All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside. You can donate online here.

Find a Guided Walk

To find guided walks of interest use the ‘Location’, ‘Month’ and ‘Difficulty’ filters below and then hit the ‘Find Walks’ button.

You will be presented with a list of walks below the map, just click on the walk title to find out more.

Find a walk

Location

Month

Difficulty

DIFFICULTY:

EASY — length may vary, but terrain is mainly flat (level)
MODERATE — includes some hills and some rough ground
STRENUOUS — may be rough underfoot and ascents and descents may be steep

Some walks may be cancelled, please click 'Messages & Alerts' above to view updates.

Wednesday, 28th February, 2024 – Start: 10:00 am
Charmy Down Conservation
No Booking Required

Difficulty: Easy Duration: 3.5 hours Distance: 6 miles

Start point: Swainswick layby off A46

From Swainswick layby skirting round Charmy Down to Hunterwick Wood and reservoir. Acsent to Charmy Down, round to Holts Down and Short Wood to the Conservation area supported by Wessex Water and Cotswold Wardens.

Tuesday, 5th March, 2024 – Start: 10:00 am
Colerne Tuesday Tramp
No Booking Required

Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Distance: 5 miles

Start point: Fox and Hounds, car park Colerne High Street, SN14 8DB

A walk around the various footpaths of Colerne Parish. Bring a mid-morning Munchie. Park at the pub or adjacent Constitutional Club.

Please note:

Unless otherwise indicated, all walks by the Voluntary Wardens are free of charge however donations are very much appreciated and are usually collected at the end of the walk.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Sorry but only assistance dogs are allowed on walks. Warden Leaders will take all reasonable care and precautions but each walker is ultimately responsible for their own safety, and for determining their capability to complete the chosen walk.

It is also advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (07841 663607) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

24 February, 2024 : Two Ways and a Monument

Walk cancelled due to extreme wetness, mud all the way, and I mean mud.


12 March, 2024 : Romans and Rolling Cheeses

Distance may change to nearer 7 miles if a diversion becomes necessary owing to heavy rain - also very muddy in places and boots are strongly recommended.


13 April, 2024 : Circuit of Bath – Hills and Views

Sight impaired walkers please let us know you are coming, then we can organise suitable support: avonvalley.guidedwalks2@gmail.com


14 April, 2024 : Circuit of Bath – Canals, Railways and History

Sight impaired walkers please let us know you are coming, then we can organise suitable support: avonvalley.guidedwalks2@gmail.com


18 May, 2024 : Circuit of Bath – Stage One

Sight impaired walkers please let us know you are coming, then we can organise suitable support: avonvalley.guidedwalks2@gmail.com


15 June, 2024 : Circuit of Bath – Stage Two

Sight impaired walkers please let us know you are coming, then we can organise suitable support: avonvalley.guidedwalks2@gmail.com


20 July, 2024 : Circuit of Bath – Stage Three

Sight impaired walkers please let us know you are coming, then we can organise suitable support: avonvalley.guidedwalks2@gmail.com