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Things To Do Outdoors in Cheltenham

  1. Big Screen in the Gardens
    Cheltenham locals and visitors are invited to enjoy a summer of free entertainment. The Big Screen in the Gardens will play host to sport fixtures, the Olympics and Paralympics, BBC Proms and films throughout the day and into the evening – giving residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy free open-air entertainment after a busy day of shopping and dining.
  2. Parks & Gardens
    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 and Eating Outdoors in Cheltenham
    65+ 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. 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…

    11 Jun 2020
  7. Dog walks Crickley Hill
    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.
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  8. Regency Cheltenham cycle trail
    A review of the Regency Cheltenham cycle trail by local blogger. Find out what it is really like to hire a bike from the Bicycle Hub and follow the Regency bike trail around the beautiful streets, parks and gardens of Cheltenham.
  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...

    23 Jun 2020
  10. 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...
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  11. 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...

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  12. 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. 

    11 Jun 2020
  13. Street art created by Inkie as part of Cheltenham Paint Festival

    One of the many wonderful things about the Cheltenham Paint Festival is that you can enjoy the street art year round as shown in our video...

    11 Jun 2020
  14. Cycling in Cheltenham
    Exploring Cheltenham on two wheels is really easy! Hire a bike or bring your own...
  15. 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.

    25 Jun 2019
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
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  18. 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.
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  19.  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...
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  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.
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  22. Take part in a challenging outdoor adventure activity which is suitable for everyone to enjoy...
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  23. Cotswold Discovery Trail
    With the Cotswold Discovery Trail, you will discover the history and heritage of the Cotswolds with our beautifully designed treasure trail maps and trail pack. There are two fun filled trails to follow which guide you around the Cotswolds spanning 4 historic counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire and over 5500 years of history.
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  24. 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.