Rambling routes in the Cotswolds and surrounding areas


Here are a few favourite walks, across some fine countryside offering many points of historical and cultural interest. The two non-circular walks (through the Rollrights and along the Glyme Valley Way) are designed to make use of local bus services.

For more details on any walk listed below, click on the links in the table.

Name of walk
Brief description
15½ mi./25 km.
A great walk along the River Glyme from Chipping Norton to Woodstock, Oxfordshire. Can be walked in two or three stages.
5½ mi./9 km.
Visits Cotswold gems: a fine estate hamlet, a village which inspired famous literature, and a beautiful Jacobean mansion.
6½ mi./10½ km.
On the one-mile extension, the route passes Daylesford Organic, which has gained fame as the Harrods of farm shops.
5½ mi./9 km.
Start at Chipping Norton or Great Rollright. Lovely views over open countryside. Passes the prehistoric Rollright Stones.
5½ mi./9 km.
Start at the village of Avon Dassett or at Burton Dassett (a hilltop picnic spot). Panoramic views and an outstanding church.
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