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Cleeve Common Rocks – Saturday 1st September - Moderate

OK, fantastic plants, great history and archaeology, but the stuff that makes it all happen on Cleeve is the geology underneath. Join with us and Alice Kennedy of Gloucestershire Geological Trust and discover all on a walk around the common. Bring suitable refreshment. 3 hours: 4 miles.

Start:  10:00 am Cleeve Hill Quarry car park. Turn off B4632 at the summit, signposted to the Golf Club, up narrow track over cattle grid, left and then right into car park. OS Map ref: SO 989 272.

A Peep into the Past – Thursday 6th September - Moderate

An exploration of the lovely countryside and villages of Stanton and Stanway, with a look at some of the history associated with them. The route takes us up and down the scarp, giving spectacular views of the Malverns.

3 hours: 6.5 miles.

Start:  10:00 am Stanton Village car park – next to cricket ground. OS Map ref: SP 067 344

Countryside and Villages around Bourton-on-the-Water – Thursday 13th September - Strenuous

This circular walk goes cross-country to the villages of Clapton-on-the-Hill, Farmington and Cold Aston starting from the scenic village of Bourton-on-the-Water. The walk returns to Bourton along the Windrush river. Bring a packed lunch. 6 hours: 11 miles.

Start:  9:30 am War Memorial on village green, Bourton-on-the-Water. OS Map ref: SP 167 207.

Horrors and Harmony - Thursday 20th September - Easy

We follow some of the paths one of the great English composers of the 20th Century would have used and hear how this little corner of Gloucestershire influenced his works. An easy walk across fields and along racks with a little incline. 3 hours: 5 miles.

Start:  10:00 am War Memorial on village green, Bourton-on-the-Water. OS Map ref: SP 167 207.

Templars and Tudors – Thursday 27th September - Moderate

A pleasant circular walk featuring the Templar church at Temple Guiting, the deserted medieval village of Pinnock and the Beckbury Monument. Please bring a packed lunch. 4 hours: 8 miles.

Start:  10:00am Temple Guiting village hall. OS Map ref: SP 090 279.

PLEASE use appropriate footwear as some walks may be steep and muddy in places. MODERATE - includes some hills and rough ground. STRENUOUS – may be rough underfoot and ascents and descents may be steep. We welcome guide and hearing dogs - sorry, others not allowed.

Walks are free although we do invite donations to help fund our conservation and improvement work.

The Wardens run a full programme of guided walks throughout the Cotswolds.  For more information see www.escapetothecotswolds.org.uk or Tel: 01451 862000, also for any changes to arrangements such as due to extreme weather.

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