Gloucestershire is a medium-sized county in south-west England, comprising the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale.
Boasting huge forests, meandering rivers, dozens of pretty towns and villages, and miles of footpaths, Gloucestershire is the perfect county for anyone who enjoys walking. Take to the trail with some of our favourite county hikes.
Experience high hills, winding rivers and magical woodland in Gloucestershire with our favourite county hikes.
Dover’s Hill, Gloucestershire
Named after the creator of the Cotswold Olimpick Games, Dover’s Hill not only offers a brisk, thigh-burning climb but also majestic views across the Malvern and Cotswold hills.
the perfect centre for country walking as it stands in the valley below the Cotswold escarpment. This is a walk that will take you back long before the Middle Ages and Christmas festivities to where rituals took place some 4000 or more years ago.
Highmeadow Woods, Gloucestershire
Thread through the Forest of Dean’s autumnal trees, stopping off half way at the White Horse Inn pub, before winding back on a woodland path.
Marshfield, South Gloucestershire
The southern Cotswolds, just south of the M4, is a hidden marvel on the edge of Bath and Bristol – explore this secret of the British countryside with a seven-mile walk alongside rivers and through fields.
River Wye, Herefordshire / Gloucestershire / Monmouthshire
Hike along a wooded bank past radiant wildflowers, foraging deer and a king’s cave on a seven-mile track beside the River Wye in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire.
For a day out that combines history and mystery, visit the Ancient Ram Inn, reputedly one of Britain’s most haunted places.