Cotswolds - Short Walks guidebook
Discover the Cotswolds with this selection of 20 short walks, all rated by length and difficulty - something for all ages and levels. The Cotswolds extends from near Strafford-upon-Avon in the north to Wotton-under-Edge in the South. The name 'Cotswold' has a cosy ring to it, bringing to mind traditionally English images of cottages, lush green fields, and rolling hills. It derives from the Saxon, meaning wooded hollows hidden among gentle hills - still an accurate description today.The Cotswolds landscape and its buildings owe everything to the underlying bedrock. Honey-coloured limestone characterises the region's picturesque churches and cottages, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Bibury, Burford, and Minchinhampton.