Rambling routes in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas


A selection of links to websites for walkers, and to pages associated with the Littlebeams rambles and history sites. Links last checked on March 16, 2012.
Little Rollright to Little Compton
Charity walks
The Meningitis Trust's sponsored Five Valleys Walk (anything from 1½ mi.to 21 mi.) Great organisation: free shuttle buses circle the nine checkpoints - give up when you're dropping. Route visits Stroud's famous five valleys; beautiful south Gloucestershire countryside. Held annually on a Sunday in September.
Brailes Three Hills Walk (6½ mi.) for local charities. Annual, on May Day Bank Holiday. General description here.
Ilmington-Hidcote-Ebrington (7 mi) - Rotary Club charity walk, all on rights of way. Route map on line.
The Cotswolds
CAONB - the site for the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, maintained by the Cotswolds Conservation Board. Includes the online version of the free Cotswold Lion newspaper, with a guided walks calendar.
Long Distance Footpaths and main U.K. walking areas
The Walking Englishman is Mike Brockhurst's fabulous, free site that covers the above, and more. Detailed, illustrated descriptions, route cards, zoomable maps, an accommodation look-up .... you name it.
With Ordnance Survey's Getamap, plan walks on line, calculating distances, ascent and descents, etc. The paid subscription option enables downloading and printing of prepared route maps.
A Cotswold link from Little Rollright to Little Compton