Walking and Rambling in The Cotswolds
This long distance walk, well over 615 miles using footpaths and bridleways, closely follows the route taken by Charles II as he made his escape after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. It enables you to visit many historic sites and buildings, maybe only previously known to you through the history books. It also takes you through two World Heritage Sites, one National Park and six Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty plus some of the finest scenery in western and southern England.
The Cotswold Way
The Cotswold Way offers just over 100 miles of magical walking, with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment, and journeys through picturesque villages and past famous ancient sites.
The Thames Path
The Thames Path is a long distance walking trail, following England's best known river for 184 miles (294km) as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and on into the heart of London. On its way the trail passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and cities and many lovely villages, finishing at the Thames Barrier in Woolwich just a few miles from the sea.
The source of the River Thames lies in a remote Cotswold meadow beneath the boughs of an elderly ash tree, not far from Cirencester. For much of the year this spring is dry and you may find the bed of the Thames remains without water for some distance, especially during the summer. "
Other things to do nearby
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits Waterland Outdoor Pursuits is situated on the Wiltshire Gloucestershire Border near Cirencester in the lovely Cotswold Water Park.
6 miles With 150 lakes set over 40 square miles, the Cotswold Water Park offers loads of activities for everyone.
The Corinium Museum is an inspiring and interactive experience for everyone.
New Brewery Arts offers a huge range of arts and crafts courses and workshops for all age ranges and abilities. You could try your hand at stained glass, life drawing, pottery or sculpture among