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Things To Do Outdoors in Cheltenham

  1. Summer in Cheltenham
    A line up of the 100+ best events taking place over the summer in Cheltenham 2023 including festivals, live music, theatre performances, free events & much more!
  2. Parks & Gardens in Cheltenham
    Take a look at the extensive parks & gardens in Cheltenham, which give the town its green and leafy reputation...
  3. Historical Cheltenham free self-guided tour
    Learn about Cheltenham’s fascinating historical buildings and Regency history as a spa town on this free self-guided tour which features a map of Cheltenham.
  4. Beer Gardens in Cheltenham
    Our guide to 60+ Beer Gardens in Cheltenham featuring beer gardens with cover and heaters; cosy gastro beer gardens; country pub gardens and sophisticated bar terraces to sip cocktails.
  5. Al Fresco Dining / Eating Outdoors in Cheltenham
    75+ places to eat outdoors in Cheltenham. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants in Cheltenham that offer al fresco dining. Enjoy gorgeous Regency views, gardens and parks whilst eating outside in Cheltenham...
  6. Built in 1935, Sandford Parks Lido retains all its original features and is one of the countries few remaining lidos. Great for a day out throughout the summer...
    1. 27 Mar 20247 Oct 2024
  7. Mountain bike resting on a bench on Cleeve Hill overlooking Cheltenham

    Cycling fans, Patrick and Sue, owners of the Number 8 Cheltenham, share their favourite Cotswolds and Cheltenham bike rides…

  8. Our pick of the best dog walks in and around Cheltenham. You’re never far from green space in Cheltenham. Our Regency town is home to many spectacular parks and gardens offering endless opportunities for great dog walks. Spectacular countryside also surrounds the town, making Cheltenham a 'pawfect' base for long rambles in the Cotswolds, along the Cotswolds Way and in neighbouring Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  9. People picnicking in Pittville Park

    A round up of the best picnic spots in Cheltenham and our recommended nearby cafes and delis serving tasty picnic treats...

  10. Family walking in the hills surrounding Cheltenham

    Beat the crowds and explore the natural beauty right on Cheltenham’s doorstep with these beautiful local walks...

  11. Woman walking through Linewood Wood

    To celebrate the places readers have discovered during the lockdown we’ve launching a new series, ‘Recommended by locals…’ starting with local mum Rachel who recommends Lineover Woods and Nottingham Hill. 

  12. Cycling in Cheltenham
    Exploring Cheltenham on two wheels is really easy! Hire a bike or bring your own...
  13. Campsites in Cheltenham
    Find campsites in Cheltenham and campsites near Cheltenham including glamping sites, dog friendly sites, family friendly sites, motorhome pitches and pitches for tents.
  14. Tree lined path in Montpellier Gardens

    A series of free local tree trails have been designed to showcase some of Cheltenham’s most beautiful trees.

  15. Crickley Hill Cheltenham
    Visit part of the beautiful Cotswold countryside at Crickley Hill Country Park.  Managed jointly by the National Trust and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the park is a haven for nature and home to many birds, reptiles and mammals and is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wonderful variety of wildflowers. Rising above the city of Gloucester, Crickley Hill it also boasts breath-taking views over the Severn Vale, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain.
  16. Cox's meadow Cheltenham
    Cox’s Meadow is a mixture of wetland and wildland.  Since the early years of the millennium it has been part of Cheltenham’s Flood Alleviation Scheme. The town is vulnerable to floods caused by run-offs from thunderstorms high on the nearby hills.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  17. Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common in Cheltenham
    Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common lie within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The main aspect of the hill is visible from many parts of Cheltenham. It is a cherished landscape feature for residents and visitors.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  18.  Cleeve Hill overlooking Cheltenham
    Cleeve Hill is located on Cheltenham’s North-Eastern edge, on the way to Winchcombe, affording breath-taking views of Cheltenham and the surrounding area...
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  19. Cheltenham Paint Festival - Inkie PE Way
    Cheltenham's streets pop with colour thanks to the annual Cheltenham Paint Festival. Watch artists hard at work when the festival returns for the sixth year this summer, 27 - 28 July 2024 and enjoy street art creations year round in The Festival Town!
    1. 27 Jul 202428 Jul 2024
  20. Nestled in the rolling hills on the edge of Cheltenham, in an area of outstanding natural beauty not far from the M5 motorway, Cotswold Hills Golf Club boasts a rich, fascinating history and is treasured by both members and visitors alike.
  21. Discover the history and heritage of this attractive Regency Spa Town. Anne is an experienced, locally based professional tourist guide, providing a relaxed and friendly service for people visiting Gloucestershire for leisure, for their holiday or on business. Anne strives to create a unique experience for each group. Her tour guiding service is flexible and itineraries can be tailored to include any specific attractions or interests the group has. Guided tours can be either walking tours around towns and villages or as coach tours.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  22. The trail map and a compass
    Treasure trails to explore the beauty, history and heritage of the Cotswolds. Have fun exploring the Cotswolds by car following trail directions and answering questions and clues.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
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