Summer in the Cotswolds

Cotswold Way handbook: this contains a brief description of the route, accommodation lists and walking schedules. It was last revised in 2006 but is now out of print since the Cotswold Way became a National Trail

Cirencester Group:

Walks around Cirencester: Number 1: a walk from Duntisbourne to Cirencester;

The Cirencester Circuit: a 10 mile walk round Cirencester with several short alternatives;
Contact – Bill Irving (01285) 650012

Forest of Dean Group

The Highmeadow (10 miles) and Beechenhurst (7 miles) Trails: a comprehensive leaflet describing both of these Trails and the places of interest connected with them.
Contact – Forest of Dean group website

Three 3-mile circular walks in the East of the Forest of Dean which can be combined as a 10 mile walk.
Contact – Forest of Dean group website

Exploring Historic Dean: this new book published in 2009, contains 14 scenic walks in and around the ancient Forest of Dean. It is beautifully illustrated and contains a wealth of information on the history and industrial heritage of this lovely area;
Contact – Forest of Dean group website

Gloucester Group

The Glevum Way is a 26 mile circular walk around the outskirts of Gloucester;
Available from the Tourist Information Office, 28 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2DP

North Cotswold group

North Cotswold Diamond WayThe group have just published a second edition (2011) of the North Cotswold Diamond Way. It is available for £6, plus £1.60 postage/packaging, and includes the whole of the 60 mile North Cotswold Diamond Way.
Contact – Liz Bell

South Cotswold Group

Favourite walks in the South Cotswolds – Book one;
More favourite Walks in the South Cotswolds;
Contact – Mike Garner

Other publications

Cheltenham Circular Footpath: 26 mile circular walk around Cheltenham created by Cheltenham Borough Council in collaboration with the Cotswold Wardens and the Ramblers;
Available from Tourist Information, 77 Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 1PS.

The Cotswold Way National Trail Companion published by the National Trail Office;
Contact –

The Cotswold Lion: newpaper published for the Cotswolds AONB. Publishes a wide range of guided walks led by the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens;
Available from Tourist Information Centres and Libraries.

The Gloucestershire Way / The Wysis Way / The Cotswold Canal walk / St Kenelm’s Way;
Contact – Gerry Stewart

Winchcombe Way – The Official Guide: An official guide is available to accompany the route. The guide has detailed maps showing paths and refreshment stops together with clear instructions on following the way marked route. The route is broken down into sections allowing many parts of the route to be walked as a circular walk.
Please send a cheque for £5.60 (including P&P), payable to ‘Winchcombe Walkers are Welcome’, c/o 31 Delavale Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire GL54 5YL.

Ordnance Survey maps: Details of all maps published by the Ordnance Survey are available on the OS website