Winchcombe Walking Festival in the Cotswolds

3rd March 2016

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Winchcombe walking Festival

Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival returns on 20-22 May 2016

This popular festival is located in the historic town of Winchcombe, surrounded by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With six long distance trails and the Cotswold Way National Trail running through the town, it is a perfect venue for a walking festival. 

The organisers, who are all volunteers, have been busy throughout the winter preparing the programme, which is now available on However the work doesn’t finish there, we are busy answering enquiries, taking bookings and ensuring the festival runs smoothly. With limited places on the walks, they do book up early, so if you are interested, don’t leave it too late. 

If you have not walked the Wyche Way, Holst Way or Cotswold Way, we are offering linear taster walks. For the more adventurous we offer the 21 mile Winchcombe Way Challenge. This self-guided walk proved popular last year, so now is the chance to walk the other loop. 

Many of our walks offer an opportunity to learn about what we see, as well as enjoying the Cotswold scenery. Find out more about managing a National Trail, geocaching or local historic characters including an internationally famous local potter. We have experienced guides willing to share their knowledge of butterflies and birds and for those interested in farming, we visit a working farm.

Join us on the Pilgrim’s Progress walk to identify relics from Hailes Abbey in other local churches accompanied by an English Heritage representative.

Would you like to improve your photography skills? Why not join a short walk looking for photo opportunities and learn some practical hints and tips. Or why not attend an evening talk ‘A gamekeeper’s view through a camera lens’.

Come along and find out why Winchcombe is a special place for walkers.

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