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Country goldThe Cotswolds

Quaint cottages built from the famous Cotswold stone line the streets of
quintessentially English picture-postcard villages, where the sky is endless and the emerald hills roll gently to the horizon. Those looking for a slow-paced escape from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life will find solace in The Cotswolds, where there are hundreds of walking and horse-riding routes through the limestone grasslands and the 2,000 square kilometres of land that make up this charming area of central-southern England.

The Cotswolds are known for having some of the most quintessentially english landscapes and villages in the UK, found in south central England covering 800 square miles. This area is important for its rare limestone grasslands, which are an important habitat for wildlife in this part of the country. They are also home to the Cotswold Hills, which are a range of gentle rolling hills above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale, the highest hill being Cleeve Hill which is 330 metres in height. The Cotswolds incorporates areas of several counties, including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Explore the Cotswolds

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting

    National White Water Centre

    The National White Water Centre - Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol, Bala, United Kingdom

    National White Water Centre is an adventure and activities operator located in Snowdonia National Park in Wales.

    They offer canyoning and white water rafting for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can recommend a range of accommodation options for your stay.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking

    Mynydd Outdoor Adventure

    Lletai House, Glanyrafon Road, Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5PR, United Kingdom

    Mynydd Outdoor Adventure is an outdoor adventure specialist located near Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales.

    They offer canyoning, coasteering, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting, Zip lining, Climbing

    Adventure North Wales

    Bala LL23 7YA, United Kingdom

    Adventure North Wales is an outdoor adventure operator located near Snowdonia National Park.

    They offer canyoning, white water rafting, zip lining and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation and catering options.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Climbing

    Your Outdoor

    your outdoor, Cwm-y-glo, United Kingdom

    Your Outdoor is an outdoor adventure operator located near Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

    They offer canyoning, coasteering and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking

    Boulder Adventures

    Boulder Adventures Ltd. Bryn Du Mountain Centre, Ty Du Road, Llanberis, Gwynedd. LL55 4HE

    Boulder Adventures is an outdoor adventure operator located near Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

    They offer canyoning, coasteering, canoeing, kayaking and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation   and catering options.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing

    Hawk Adventures

    31 Orchard Street, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4ER, United Kingdom

    Hawk Adventures is an outdoor adventure operator located in South Wales.

    They offer canyoning, coasteering, canoeing, kayaking and climbing for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside a range of accommodation  options.