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The Thames Path - Kelmscott

The Thames Path

Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea…

The Carter Company - Gentle Cycling, Walking and Touring

The Carter Company - Gentle Cycling, Walking and Touring

The Carter Company offers gentle or more challenging cycling, walking and touring holidays in the…

Kingfisher mosaic on the Windrush Path Mosaic Trail

Windrush Path Mosaic Trail

The Lower Windrush Valley Mosaic Trail is a flat walk taking in a few bridges and stiles. It is…

The Oxfordshire Way near Shipton-under-Wychwood

The Oxfordshire Way

The Oxfordshire Way meanders through the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, passing by the stunning village…

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  1. Add The Thames Path to your Itinerary

    The Thames Path

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the…

  2. Add The Carter Company - Gentle Cycling, Walking and Touring to your Itinerary

    The Carter Company - Gentle Cycling, Walking and Touring

    Type

    Type:

    Cycling Tour

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The Carter Company offers gentle or more challenging cycling, walking and touring holidays in the Cotswolds from our bases in Stratford and Oxford. Self led, guided and bespoke tours available from 1 to 10 nights with a choice of luxury boutique…

  3. Add Windrush Path Mosaic Trail to your Itinerary

    Windrush Path Mosaic Trail

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The Lower Windrush Valley Mosaic Trail is a flat walk taking in a few bridges and stiles. It is approximately 2 miles long and you should allow 1 hour each way to enjoy all the mosaics along the trail.

  4. Add The Oxfordshire Way to your Itinerary

    The Oxfordshire Way

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The Oxfordshire Way meanders through the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, passing by the stunning village of Shipton-under-Wychwood to historic Charlbury and finally to beautiful Stonesfield.

  5. Add TY Cycles to your Itinerary

    TY Cycles

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    Type:

    Cycle Hire

    CHIPPING NORTON

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Cycle hire & tours in the Cotswolds with bikes delivered and collected from your desired location, whether it's your accommodation or a train station...

  6. Add Brewery E-bike Experience Days to your Itinerary

    Brewery E-bike Experience Days

    Type

    Type:

    Cycling Tour

    Kingham

    Dates

    From:
    2 June 2023to27 Oct 2023Various Opening Times

    Enjoy private tours around the historic Donnington Brewery, to learn the art of brewing traditional English ale in this stunningly beautiful setting, or if you prefer lager, discover the secrets of brewing Bavarian-styled craft lager at the Cotswold…

  7. Add Cotswold Electric Bike Tours to your Itinerary

    Cotswold Electric Bike Tours

    Type

    Type:

    Cycling Tour

    Kingham

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2023to31 Oct 2023

    Discover the hidden treasures of the real Cotswolds on an exciting day tour with an expert guide on powerful e-bikes which flatten the hills so you can enjoy the ride!

  8. Add Cotswold and Oxford Tours to your Itinerary

    Cotswold and Oxford Tours

    Type

    Type:

    Guided Tour

    Banbury

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Cotswold and Oxford Tours offer private and public walking tours with Tabby Lucas, a local Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

  9. Add Foxburrow Wood to your Itinerary

    Foxburrow Wood

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Witney

    Look out for...
    Since its transition from improved grassland pastures to a nature reserve, wildlife has started to return to Foxburrow Wood. Look out for charms of goldfinches feeding on the thistles and teasels, ghostly barn owls quartering the…

  10. Add Rushy Common Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Rushy Common Nature Reserve

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Wildlife Site

    Stanton Harcourt, Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Rushy Common and neighbouring Tar Lakes is a 30 hectare site with three lakes, left after gravel extraction in the Lower Windrush Valley, that are being managed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

  11. Add Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote to your Itinerary

    Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Ruins of a large 15th century manor set around courtyard. Situated in attractive settings on the banks of the River Windrush. A skeleton found in 18th century is said to be that of Lord Lovell.

  12. Add Cotswold Line National Cycle Route to your Itinerary

    Cotswold Line National Cycle Route

    Type

    Type:

    Cycle Route

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Cycle as far as you like, then jump on the train home. That’s the idea behind the Cotswold Line Cycle Route, a beautiful ride following the scenic Cotswold Line railway from Oxford to Worcester.

    From the playground of the Chipping Norton set,…

  13. Add Rollright Stones to your Itinerary

    Rollright Stones

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The Rollright Stones are a group of prehistoric megalithic monuments built from large natural boulders found within about 500m of the site. The stones are naturally pitted, giving them extraordinary shapes.

  14. Add North Leigh Roman Villa to your Itinerary

    North Leigh Roman Villa

    Type

    Type:

    Historic Site

    Witney

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    The remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode valley. The most important feature is a near complete mosaic floor, which can be seen through a viewing window.

    This is an English Heritage site with…

  15. Add Chipping Norton Lido to your Itinerary

    Chipping Norton Lido

    Type

    Type:

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    13 May 2023to4 Sept 2023

    Set in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, the lido has two heated outdoor pools, a 25m swimming pool and a toddlers' paddling pool. 

  16. Add Foxholes Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Foxholes Nature Reserve

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Wildlife Site

    Chipping Norton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    In spring, the woodland floor is vibrant with primroses, violets and early-purple orchids. In May, Foxholes is awash with bluebells, and by summer, the tall spikes of foxgloves are in their full glory. Later in the year, you can enjoy spectacular…

  17. Add Kilkenny Lane Country Park to your Itinerary

    Kilkenny Lane Country Park

    Type

    Type:

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Carterton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Set within 50 acres Kilkenny Lane Country Park is an ideal location for playing, walking, jogging, or simply relaxing with a picnic. There are 2.5km of paths (suitable for wheelchair access) and bridleways, as well as an adventure play area

  18. Add Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

    Type

    Type:

    Natural Wildlife Site

    Bampton

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    Chimney Meadows is one of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves and is well worth a visit at any time of year.

  19. Add Grimes Meadow to your Itinerary

    Grimes Meadow

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Witney

    Grimes Meadow, consisting of two lowland flood meadows straddling the river Windrush, is a designated Local Wildlife Site.

  20. Add Wigwell Nature Reserve to your Itinerary

    Wigwell Nature Reserve

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Charlbury

    In summer months, its steeply sloping meadows become a riot of colourful wildflowers, including birds-foot-trefoil, lady’s bedstraw, and the nationally scarce meadow clary, found at just 20 other sites across the UK.

St Oswald's Church at Widford (photo Helena Sylvester)