Walking & Walking with Artists
More than a ramble through wonderful countryside, this is also the
see and experience the wonderful and varied landscapes found
guidance, our ‘Cotswold Walks’ will take you off the beaten
and into the most delightful rolling Cotswold countryside. We’ll
through intimate copses and woodland that open up into broad vistas
over the Severn Vale to the distant Welsh Mountains. Although it’s
hilly, our walks are relaxed and typically around 12K and a
for 'Walking with Artists', (with a lunch stop at a country
As we know the area and walk it most days, the walks will be supported by
our local knowledge of the flora and fauna and some of the history
this beautiful part of The Cotswolds.
keep numbers small in order to be able to provide a quality experience
and to have minimal effect on the environment.
1 day guided walks cost £45 per person
discounts available for 4 or more people
Dry-stone wall. Pitchcombe
Mostly on footpaths, through woodland and fields. Undulating with some steep
ascents and descents.
Walking with Artists: approx 8km
Cotswold Walking: approx 12km
This part of the Cotswold
Hills presents intimate valleys and broad vistas
over the Severn Vale
to the Black Mountains and Wales. Local flora
includes bee orchids
and other meadow flowers, and we often get a
glimpse of Spotted Woodpecker,
deer and a variety of other wildlife. The
walk is full of variety,
with plenty of climbs and decents through a variety of terrain.
We start our walk from Edge, near the Cotswold Way and walk over the
grassland of Scotsquar Common. This leads us to little
used footpaths that snake
through beechwoods and over fields outlined
by dry stone walls and all the while
offering exciting visual treats to draw, photograph or just to gaze.
After a welcome break for lunch at a local pub, we continue walking through the
beautiful but little known paths of Painswick Valley, returning to Edge in the
Walking. Photo John Davidson
Starting in a village, the walk is mostly on narrow lanes and footpaths that
lead through woodland and fields. Undulating with some steep ascents and descents.
Walking with Artists: approx 10km
Cotswold Walking: approx 15km
Mills and Yew trees
Painswick is a gem of a Cotswold village, set with stunning views of
hills and vallleys at all compass points. We start at Painswick’s
churchyard, famous for it’s amazingly sculptural yew trees, that
are the subject of local legend.
We leave the village, walking through narrow streets that are lined by
stonebuilt cottages, houses and mills. Shortly we cross stiles and streams,
finding ourselves on footpaths and tracks that lead away from civilization
and into a visualy stimulating countryside.
Our lunch break will be at a country pub after which we continue our
circular walk returning to Painswick in the late afternoon.
Towards the Forest of Dean, from Rodborough
Mostly over the grassland of the Commons, through woodland
trails, along footpaths, and narrow lanes. The terrain undulates with some steep ascents and descents
Walking with Artists: approx 9km
Cotswold Walking: approx 14km
start at high elevation to walk across the National Trust’s Minchinhampton
Common and Rodborough Common, known for prehistoric earthworks, big
skies and views over Stroud and the surrounding valleys and countryside.
We pass through charming villages of Pinfathings and Box, with overviews
of Nailsworth - a former cloth town which is now a centre for the arts.
Its surrounding hills are very enticing. From Box we descend into a
valley which has been recolonised by otters. Lunch is at a country
pub famous for it’s atmosphere, delicious
pies and real ales.
Our return leg takes us through Nailsworth, along narrow lanes and woodland trails.
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