Sport and Leisure around the Cotswolds
- Cotswold Country Cycles
- Cycle Cotswolds
Tel: 01789-720193 or 07933-368074
Free Delivery and Collection within 10 miles of Chipping Campden
- Elite Bike Hire of Broadway
Tel: +44 (0) 1386 853057 or 44 + (0)7783 675321
- Hartwells Cycle Hire
High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1451 820405
Outlet offering a fleet of over 20 cycles of all sizes for hire. Cycles are usually available for up to 3 hours or for the whole day, with discounts to groups of more than 5 people. Basic cycle spares also carried.
- Stow Cycle Hire
Tel: +44 (0)1451 870425
- B.D. Jeffrey
The Toy Shop, Moreton-in-Marsh
Tel: +44 (0)1608 650756
Tennis Courts are at The Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6DA
Non residents can use the courts Mon - Fri 9.00am to 1.00pm. Click on the link for who to contact to book
- Chipping Campden Sports Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1386 841595
Open evenings and school holidays. Swimming, badminton, fitness suite.
- Stratford-upon-Avon Leisure Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1789 268826
Toddler and large swimming pools, squash courts, badminton, multi-gym, tennis courts.
- Cascades Swimming Pool
Tel: +44 (0) 1684 293740
Tewkesbury Swimming pool, fun pool, water shute.
- Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool
Tel: +44 (0) 1285 653947
Open daily end of May to early September. Heated open air swimming pool, fed by spring water.
- Rob Ireland, Country Crafts &
Leisure Lower Lemington, Nr Moreton-in-Marsh.
Tel: +44 (0) 1608 650413 (book in advance)
Quad Biking, Power Turn Buggies, Clay Shooting, Honda Pilots, Helicopter Treasure Hunt, Archery, Air Guns, Paintballing.
- Cotswold Quads near Moreton in
Tel: +44 (0) 1608 650571 or 07836 657397
Paintballing, Quad Trekking, Archery, Clay Shooting, Power Turns, 4 x 4 Off Road Riding
OPEN DURING COARSE SEASON (Closed 15 March to 15 June)
Lake Fishing at Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Lake is renowned for tench, bream, perch and roach fishing in the summer and superior pike fishing in the winter. Blenheim fishing can be enjoyed from 16th June to 14th March each year from 6am to 8.30pm every day of the week. Boats are available for hire to fish on the main lake. Rods and tackle are not supplied Book a boat for the day From October - March any day £10.00 per boat 2 anglers firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01993 810520.
Near Moreton-in-Marsh. Take A429 north from Moreton, after
crossing bridge turn immediately right, signposted to Todenham.
After about 1.5 miles fishery is on left. Shop on site. Bait, etc
available. Fishing permits available from on site shop.
Key Species: Tench, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Bream
Tel: +44 (0) 1608 650872 www.fisheries.co.uk/lemington
Lyneham Coarse Fishing Lake
Near Kingham. Take A436 then B4450 from Stow. Travel 5 miles. Turn right - signposted Lyneham. After passing Churchill Heath Caravan site the lake is on the right. Tel: +44 (0) 1608 658491
Butlers Hill Fishery
Butlers Road, Great Rollright, off A3400 near Chipping Norton
Telephone: 44 (0) 1608-684319
Permit: On arrival. Key Species: Bream, Carp, Roach, Rudd, Tench
Burford - Day ticket permits for The Windrush town Water from Orvis, High Street, Burford.
Telephone: +44 (0)1993 823 566
Shop open Mon - Sat 09.30 - 17.30 Sun 11.00 - 16.30
Coarse fishing from 16 June. Fly fishing from 1 May.
Salford Trout Lakes
Small, privately owned Trout Fishery comprising two spring fed lakes, totalling 8 acres of water.
Rectory Farm, Salford, Near Chipping Norton. Fly fishing for trout. Day and evening tickets. 1 April - 31 October. Tel: +44 (0) 1608 643209
Cornbury Park Fishery, Charlbury
Fully qualified international coach available for tuition. Fly fishing for rainbow trout. Tackle hire available. Day or evening tickets. 1 April to 30 October approx. Tel: +44 (0) 1608 811509
Donnington Fish Farm
Near Stow-on-the-Wold. Open all Year. Tel: +44 (0) 1451 830873.
Open all year for fly fishing for trout. Day and half tickets available. Closed Sundays and Mondays all year. Equipment available for hire, and tuition can be arranged. Please telephone for bookings.
Santhill Fisheries, Rissington Road, Bourton on the Water
Mature 26 acre lake . Offers Loch style fishing from boats with secluded bays for bank anglers. Rainbow and Brown Trout. Tel: +44 (0) 1451 810291
Bourton on the Water - Trout fishing in River Windrush available to Season Ticket holders only.
GOLF COURSES IN THE AREA
Brailes Golf Club
Sutton Lane, Brailes, Near Banbury
On the B4035 between Shipston and Banbury.
Tel: +44 (0) 1608 685633
18 hole. Visitors welcome weekdays. Weekends on request
Broadway Golf Club
Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcs
Tel: +44 (0) 1386 853683
18 hole parkland hill-top course. Bar and restaurant. Visitors welcome at all times by appointment. Handicap certificate required. Tuition available
Burford Golf Club
Tel: +44 (0)1993 822583
18 hole flat parkland course. Bar and restaurant. Visitors welcome by appointment except on Tuesdays and weekends. Handicap certificate required. Tuition available.
The Wychwood Golf Club
Lyneham, Nr Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 6QQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1993-831841
18 holes set in the Cotswold countryside with no main roads or conurbations nearby. Eleven holes involve water to a greater or lesser extent. Tuition available
Chipping Norton Golf
Southcombe, Chipping Norton
Tel: +44 (0) 1608 642383
18 hole dry downland course. Bar and restaurant. Visitors welcome on weekdays. Tuition available.
Naunton Downs Golf
Stow Road, Naunton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 3AE
Tel: 01451 850090
Naunton Downs is an 18 hole, par 71 course, which is situated in an area of outstanding Cotswold countryside, near Stow-on-the-Wold known for its charm and tranquility. The clubhouse sits quietly amongst the downs and offers societies and players a comfortable and relaxing place to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends after a game. Modern Pro-Shop with competitive prices on all the current brands. Lessons are available from PGA Pro on our practice ground using all the various modern equipment to analyse your swing if requested. Visitors welcome weekdays and after 11am at weekends.
Vale Golf and Country Club
Bishampton, near Evesham, WR10 2LZ
18 and 9 holes
Bar and Restaurant
Pay and Play courses - Driving Range - Equipment Hire
HORSE RIDING IN THE AREA
Jill Carenza Equestrian Ltd, Washpool Equestrian Centre, Stanton, Near
Tel: + 44 (0) 1386 584250
Between Broadway and Winchcombe. Escorted rides for all standards, including cross country and pub rides. Group and private tuition from 4 years including dressage, show-jumping and cross-country.
Durham Farm Riding
Moreton in Marsh
Tel: +44 (0) 1608 674867
Caters for all levels of ability, with large open spaces, bridleways and woodland trails. Large floodlit outdoor ménage. Qualified instructors Private lessons and hacking out available all year round.
Off-road riding through beautiful Cotswold countryside. Tuition if required. All ages and standards. Livery available - long or short term.
Fosseway Riding School
Tel: +44 (0) 1451 821101
Escorted riding in small groups around the Slaughter villages. 1-2 hours. All ages and abilities. Pre booking essential. Tuition from age 5 years. Outdoor school.
Kineton Road, Oxhill, near Stratford-upon-Avon
BHS and ABRS approved. Individual and group lessons, all ages and abilities, with hacking over 500 acres of countryside. Day courses, fun days. Two all weather arenas and one summer show jumping arena.
Oaklands Riding School
Windmill Farm, Shipston Road, Tysoe
Tel: +44 (0) 1295 688045 or +44(0) 1926 640053
ABRS approved. Near several safe hacking routes / bridle paths. Outdoor all weather arena. Day courses throughout the summer and in school holidays.
Nether Westcote, Chipping Norton, OX7 6SD
Tel: +44 (0) 1993 832520
Full and part time livery. April - October: Mary Wanless "Ride with your mind" 2 and 4 day courses, with or without own horse. RWYM courses & coaching Tel: +44 (0) 1993-831193
Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 1451 821 101
Escorted riding in small groups around the Slaughter villages. 1-2 hours. All ages and abilities. Pre-booking essential. Tuition from age 5 years. Livery available. Horse sales arranged. Outdoor school. Cross-country course. Pony club members.
At one time, Moreton in Marsh was an important weaving centre and coaching town with the manor house in which King Charles sheltered
Located 3 miles North of Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire The village of Mickleton lies in a fine setting immediately beneath the Cotswold edge overlooked by Meon Hill.
It has several attractive stone houses and cottages in addition to those of thatch and half-timber.
The little Victorian Memorial Fountain close by the Three Ways Hotel (home of the Pudding Club) is an interesting feature by William Burges, the architect of Cardiff Castle and Castle Coch, two excellent examples of the High Victorian Gothic.
The church has a fine 14th-century tower and spire, and a most unusual 17th-century two-storeyed porch. Inside will be found a 12th-century crucifix or rood over the north aisle chapel alter.
A nice circular walk leads up the hill from the church to Kiftsgate, Hidcote Manor Garden, and then up onto Ilmington Downs, before going down again through Hidcote Boyce to return to Mickleton. The is also a pleasant walk leading southwards, over the hill to Chipping Campden, passing close to the southern entrance to Campden Railway Tunnel.
The village church of St Peter and St Paul dates from 1180, whilst Paxton House, by the old Post Office, was the Headquarters of the American Super Six division in 1942
Ancient Roman pottery and coins discovered in the village itself give clear evidence of extended Roman occupation.