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Winter Walks in the Cotswolds

 

The Cotswold hills are located in the south central and south west of England, which comprises of rolling hills and meadows. The area is defined by the bedrock of Jurassic limestone that creates a type of grassland habitat rare in the UK and that is quarried for the golden-coloured Cotswold stone.

Our top Campsite in the Cotswolds is Far Peak Campsite which is located a short distance away from Northleach. The campsite everything from simple grass pitches and electric hook-ups, to domes, shepherds huts and bell tents, all on 25 acres of woodland and parkland. The have a climbing wall, café and loads of space to play and explore.

Our top 3 walks in the Cotswolds:

  1. Minister Lovell Ruins: (2h 45 min | 5.9km)

The route starts by The Old Swan pub, which stands at the entrance to Minster Lovell overlooking the River Windrush. From here the trail heads down one side of the Windrush valley, before crossing a bridge and returning at a slightly higher elevation. There are two perfect spots for a picnic by the river: one under the ruins and another a little further downstream in a meadow.

 

  1. Castle Combe and Nettleton Mill Walk: (2h 30mins | 5.6km)

Castle Combe and Nettleton Mill Walk is a 5.6-kilometre loop trail located near Badminton, Berkshire, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. This circular route beginning from the idyllic village of Castle Combe in the Cotswold is particularly picturesque, taking you through a beautiful parkland golf course before joining a beautiful stream-side path that leads you past the former buildings of Nettleton Mill and then crosses an ancient clapper bridge. On the return leg, you will pass through stunning sections of beech woodland, swimming with wild garlic in the spring months, before enjoying the centre of Castle Combe with its stone cottages, market cross and church

 

  1. Roman Villa Walk - Chedworth Forest (2h 30mins | 5.5km)

This is a circular walk from the Cotswold village of Chedworth in Gloucestershire. The route passes Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the grandest country houses of fourth century Roman Britain. The site was discovered in 1864 and is now administered by the National Trust.

 


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