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#1 of 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire

Best trails in Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Looking for a great trail in Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wiltshire? AllTrails has 162 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 95 moderate trails in Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ranging from 1.6 to 40.4 miles and from 52 to 1,118 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Cotswolds AONB is the largest in England and Wales and stretches from the border regions of South Warwickshire and Worcestershire, through West Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, and takes in parts of Wiltshire and of Bath and North East Somerset in the south. The terrain of The Cotswolds is extremely diverse including escarpment outliers, escarpments, rolling hills and valleys, enclosed limestone valleys, settled valleys, ironstone hills and valleys, high wolds and high wold valleys, high wold dip-slopes, dip-slope lowland and valleys, a Low limestone plateau, cornbrash lowlands, farmed slopes, a broad floodplain valley, a large pastoral lowland vale, a settled unwooded vale and an unwooded vale.

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Map of trails in Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Park information
Acreage:
503,680 acres
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Top trails (162)
#1 - Bourton on the Water to Stow on the Wold Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
Beautiful walk starting with gentle climb to the highest location in the Cotswold, Stow on Water, then a fantastic level walk back to Bourton on the Water.Show more
#2 - Bath Skyline Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
A good walk around Bath City with lovely views and sights to take in. It is more beneficial to follow it clockwise if you are new to this walk, as the National Trust has removed the signs directing yoShow more
#3 - Cleeve Hill-Winchcombe Circular Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 43 m
Cleeve Hill-Winchcombe Circular Walk is a 9.2 mile loop trail located near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#4 - Coln Saint Aldwyn and Bibury Circular
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
A circular walk in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Starting in Coln Saint Aldwyn, the first half of this walk follows the pretty River Coln to Bibury, and then returns across higher fields with wide opShow more
#5 - Castle Combe and Nettleton Mill Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as parts of it border a golf course and are considered private property. This circular route beginning from the idyllic village of Castle ComShow more
#6 - Stanton, Snowshill, and Stanway Circular
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
This circular route begins at The Mount Inn in Stanton, a fantastic beer garden with great views of the Malvern Hills and Black Welsh Mountains. It makes for a good ending point once this loop is compShow more
#7 - Great Cotswold Walk South Loop
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
The return path from Fairford is along the Pitham Brook Path. This is not a public right of way, but it is available to the public six days a week. ALWAYS CLOSED ON TUESDAYS!Show more
#8 - Cotswolds and Burford Circular
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
A circular walk of just over 6 miles from the classic Cotswold town of Burford in Oxfordshire. Take in the beautiful mellow stone buildings of the medieval town, savour the peace of rural farmland andShow more
#9 - Upper Quinton Circular Walk
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
Upper Quinton Circular Walk is a 12.1 mile loop trail located near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#10 - Wotton-Under-Edge to Nibley to Dursley Loop
Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
Wotton-Under-Edge to Nibley to Dursley Loop is a 9.7 mile loop trail located near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail iShow more
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