Things to do outdoors in Cheltenham

  1. Parks & Gardens
    Take a look at the extensive parks & gardens in Cheltenham, which give the town its green and leafy reputation...
  2. Experience incredible street art from the Cheltenham Paint Festival year round!

    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
  3. Bike rides Winchcombe from Cheltenham

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

    11 Jun 2020
  4. Best picnic spots in Cheltenham

    To celebrate National Picnic Week we’ve shared a round up of the best picnic spots in Cheltenham and our favourite nearby cafes and delis which are open and serving tasty picnic treats...

    23 Jun 2020
  5. Top Seven Local Walks

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

    10 Jan 2019
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Cycling in Cheltenham
    Exploring Cheltenham on two wheels is really easy! Hire a bike or bring your own...
  10. Free trails to celebrate Cheltenham’s finest trees

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

    25 Jun 2019
  11. 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.
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14.  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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  15. Take part in a challenging outdoor adventure activity which is suitable for everyone to enjoy...
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  16. 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.
  17. Some park facilities re-open to the public

    Cheltenham Borough Council has re-opened some facilities in its parks and green spaces, in line with the latest government advice.

    15 May 2020