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10 of the best walks and rambles in the Cotswolds

Whether you are looking for a short amble or a hill hike here are some of the best walks in the Cotswolds. There are over 3000 miles of footpaths and rights of way in the Cotswolds which is a wonderful area to explore on foot.  The longest walk is 102 mile Cotswold Way, along the length of the Cotswolds from Bath to Chipping Campden.

  •  Painswick to Slad - Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Chipping Campden Cotswold Way Circular Walk -Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Winchcombe to Belas Knapp -Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Broadway and the tower -Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Tetbury to Westonbirt Arboretum - Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Blenheim Palace -Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Lower Slaughter to Bourton on the Water via Naunton -Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • Malmesbury Abbey and riverwalk Best Walks in the Cotswolds
  • The Cleeve Hill Ring -Best Walks in the Cotswolds

Let Nothing Perish

“Let nothing perish” was the motto of Charles Paget Wade who from the age of 7 collected over 22000 objects in Snowshill Manor which became his own personal museum. He bought The traditional 16th.C manor house with 14 acres of picturesque garden, in 1919 and promptly started to fill it with memorabilia such as toys, costumes, clocks, musical instruments and even Samurai armour which he wore in London, only to get arrested! He collected the artefacts over 30 years on his many trips around the World. When in Snowshill he lived in the humble priest’s house next door, so the manor could be dedicated to his unique finds. In 1952 Wade gifted the property to the National Trust with the stipulation that nothing should be labelled in order to stimulate guests curiosity. The artefacts are kept clean and dusted by a team of just five staff, which the 100,000/year visitors can enjoy.