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Walking in the Cotswolds

30 circular walks in the Cotswolds AONB

Guidebook to 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds AONB, including Leckhampton Hill, Painswick Beacon and Crickley Hill and sections of the Cotswold Way. Includes information about history, geology and wildlife encountered along the routes.

Seasons

Cotswolds walks can be enjoyed all year round.

Centres

Evesham, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, Moreton-on-the-Marsh, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Painswick, Stroud, Cirencester, Nailsworth, Dursley, Wotton-under-Edge, Tetbury, Malmesbury, Chippenham, Bristol, Bath and Bradford-on-Avon

Difficulty

The Cotswolds has plenty for less experienced walkers but there are also challenging walks for seasoned hikers. Ranging from 4 to 12 miles in length, the routes are graded from easy to strenuous.

Must See

The wide views from the Edge - especially from the likes of the wildflower-dotted, Jurassic grasslands of Cleeve Common, Leckhampton Hill and Selsley Common, or from the dramatic hillforts of Uley Bury, Painswick Beacon and Crickley Hill.
ISBN
9781852848330
Availability
Published
Published
13 Apr 2016
Reprinted
9 Jan 2024
Edition
Second
Pages
176
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x .90cm
Weight
200g
Overview

A guidebook to 30 circular day walks in the Cotswolds. Exploring the Cotswolds National Landscape across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, there’s something for beginner and experienced walkers alike.

The walks range in length from 9–19km (6–12 miles) and take between 3 and 6 hours to complete. Suggested extensions and shortcuts are also given for many routes allowing you to adapt the walks to you.

  • 1:50,000 OS maps included for each walk
  • Detailed information on refreshments and public transport are given for each walk
  • Easy access from Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bath
  • Local points of interest are featured including sections of the Cotswold Way National Trail 

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Damian Hall Cicerone author DHALL

By Damian Hall

Damian Hall is an athlete, author and activist who grew up in Nailsworth and still lives in the Cotswolds. Before he was competing in the world's toughest ultramarathons such as the Spine Race, UTMB and the Barkley Marathons, he completed many of the world's famous long-distance walking trails, such as Everest Base Camp trek, the Inca Trail and Australia's Six Foot Track, where a hungry possum stole his walking boot. He mainly works as a running coach now, but has written regularly about outdoor, travel and fitness for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Runner's World, Country Walking, Rough Guides and others. His books include Cicerone's Walking in the Cotswolds, In It For The Long Run, We Can't Run Away from This, and the official Pennine Way guide. He is a co-founder of The Green Runners and he has a tea problem.

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