Guided walk in the South Cotswolds: Escape to hidden valleys
Join me in discovering the enchanting valleys of Ozleworth and Lasborough in the South Cotswolds. Offering a peaceful escape to picturesque rolling hills, captivating woodland and magnificent scenery, this guided walk is a true hidden gem and one of the most charming walks in the Cotswolds.
During this guided walk, we’ll explore the chocolate-box hamlet of Ozleworth, the verdant Ozleworth Park, the quiet Bagpath valley, the peaceful Lasborough Park and the wooded Ozleworth Bottom. I fell in love with the Ozleworth and Lasborough valleys a year ago and I now wish to share this corner of paradise with you.
Location: Ozleworth, Wotton-under-Edge, the Cotswolds
Walk difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 3 ½ – 4 hours
Distance: 5.7 miles (9.2 km)
The Ozleworth and Lasborough valleys trail
The Ozleworth and Lasborough valleys are two of the most quaint and secluded vales in the Cotswolds and offer lush rolling hills, enchanting valleys and verdant woodland. Starting at the picturesque hamlet of Ozleworth near Wotton-under-Edge, we’ll first explore the charming Ozleworth Park which features picture-perfect cottages, a Norman church, tree-lined avenues and a stately mansion.
This guided walk then follows a bubbling stream and leads us across the secluded Bagpath valley. We’ll then walk through the enchanting Lasborough Park which boasts a medieval manor house, an imposing farm and stunning parkland, and offers idyllic and picture-perfect scenery. To finish, this guided walk will take us through the peaceful and wooded Ozleworth Bottom which is filled with lush trees, earthy colours, gleaming lakes and bubbling waters, before heading back to the hamlet of Ozleworth.
What to expect during this guided walk
The Ozleworth and Lasborough guided walk is 6 miles long and takes 3 ½ to 4 hours with regular stops. We’ll walk along country paths as well as through fields and forests. Throughout this guided walk, I’ll endeavour to share my passion and knowledge of the Cotswolds, and especially, the Ozleworth and Lasborough valleys. This Cotswold walk includes somewhat steep ascents, so you do need a good level of fitness to participate. Dogs on a lead are welcome.
We’ll meet at the charming hamlet of Ozleworth near Wotton-under-Edge. You can only get there by car; you can park in the lay-by on Blacksmith Hill, just outside the northern gate to Ozleworth Park (GL12 7QA). I can offer limited lifts from Yate train station, please message me prior to booking to check my availability. Please note that the closest toilets, shops and pubs are in Wotton-under-Edge.
About Sonia, your walk leader
Hi, I’m Sonia and I’m passionate about walking, exploring and travelling. I’ve been a walker my whole life and an experienced hiker for the past 5 years. I’ve walked through the beautiful British countryside, including the Cotswolds, Somerset, the Brecon Beacons, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands, as well as through the wild Canadian landscape.
I’ve lived in South West England for over 5 years and I’m now based in the South Cotswolds. On weekends, I enjoy escaping to the charming paths, the enchanting countryside and the spectacular scenery of the Cotswolds and the South West region. Through my travel website A Dragon’s Escape, I wish to inspire visitors and locals alike to explore the wonders of Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond.
What to bring
- Walking boots
- Water and snacks
Depending on the weather, you may also want to bring:
- Walking poles
- A camera
- Sunhat and sunscreen
- Warm hat and gloves
- Base layers
How to book your guided walk
You can book the Ozleworth and Lasborough guided walk on Airbnb Experiences. This guided walk runs most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. in spring/ summer and 10 a.m. in autumn/ winter and costs £20 per person (subject to change) – please see below for availability. I can also accommodate additional dates, please message me with your requirements.
Book your guided walk:
The Airbnb terms and conditions apply, please read them carefully prior to booking. Please note that I accept no liability relating to personal injury or illness, loss or damage to personal equipment, or any other unforeseen events that occur during this guided walk.