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Family visitors by the lake at Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire
Explore Woodchester Park with the whole family | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Countryside areas in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Escape to the countryside for days filled with open space and far-reaching views. Enjoy woodland walks or a gentle hill climb with the whole family outdoors.

Countryside areas to visit in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Looking across Coleshill Park on a summer day

Buscot and Coleshill Estates 

Villages and countryside criss-crossed with trails

near Swindon, Wiltshire

Partially open today
View over the Stroud Valley on the trail at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons, Gloucestershire on a sunny day

Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons 

Home to rare and diverse wildlife and wildflowers, Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons are perfect for a discovering nature in all shapes and sizes.

Visitor walking at Crickley Hill with a view of the countryside and bare winter trees

Crickley Hill 

Discover an area rich in bird, plant and tree life on Crickley Hill. Take a walk on the wild side and see what you can spot along the way.

Spring lambs lying on the grass at Dover's Hill, Gloucestershire

Dover's Hill 

Take in the expansive views from the top of Dover's Hill, spot birds and see Roman remains, all within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

An aerial view of Woodchester Park in summer

Woodchester Park 

Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, this rich estate boasts walking trails, limestone grasslands and lakes, and more wildlife than you could ever imagine.

Long-distance view of the house at Newark Park in surrounded by trees

Newark Park 

The garden and parkland are an ideal place to get outdoors in nature. The area also provides the diverse habitat for a variety of creatures and birdlife.

Pony grazing on May Hill, Gloucestershire

May Hill 

Wild and open landmark crowned with a distinctive row of pine trees

Near Huntley, Gloucestershire

Fully open today

Countryside car parks in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

List of some of the Trust’s smaller and more secluded car parks: Dover’s Hill, GL55 6PN and May Hill, GL18 1JS.