The Hidden Chavenage Trail

Take a walk to discover the ancient landscape of Chavenage and Beverston along a section of the Macmillan Way, with archaeologist and walker Dr Alison Grierson-Brookes. The Chavenage Trail, which also offers exclusive private access to the grounds of Chavenage House, will offer a 5-kilometre route beginning and ending at the Wild Carrot. Along the way, Alison will reveal the hidden archaeological treasures and historic tales of the Chavenage area.

This is a walk not to be missed. Be curious, and join us to walk through 4,000 years of ancient Cotswold heritage.

“My wife and I really enjoyed a new venture by Wild Carrot, The Hidden Chavenage Trail. This was a 3-mile guided walk with Dr Alison Grierson-Brookes. Alison took us out into the beautiful Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and talked to us about the hidden archaeological treasures and historic tales of the Chavenage area. Alison was most engaging, and as a historian myself, I appreciated her in-depth knowledge of the area and subject matter. We learnt so much over the course of the two-hour walk and will definitely sign up for a similar walk in the future. Thanks, Alison for a lovely afternoon.” – Guest Review

Speaker Biography

Dr Alison Grierson-Brookes, the former Curator of Archaeology at the award-winning Corinium Museum, is a specialist on the Prehistoric Cotswolds. Alison has presented lectures across the UK and made TV appearances including Countryfile and Mystic Britain. Her other great passion is to walk and she is a great advocate of its power to connect us to the natural world. Working in collaboration with Wild Carrot is the perfect opportunity for her to combine her two greatest loves; walking and all things historical and archaeological in the Cotswolds.

Bespoke Tours with Dr Alison Grierson-Brookes

Alison also offers a range of half and full-day tailor-made ‘Stories in Stone’ walking experiences to explore the history and archaeology of the Cotswold landscape. Options also include: ‘Discover Historic Tetbury’, ‘Roman Cirencester Revealed’, ‘Prehistoric Pathways of Minchinhampton’ and ‘Being Curious at Chavenage’. With Alison as your guide the hidden archaeological treasures, historical gems and intriguing stories of this rich and ancient landscape will be revealed. Please get in touch with Alison milson01@hotmail.co.uk to arrange a date and an itinerary to suit you.


Jun 30 2022


11:00 am - 1:00 pm




Wild Carrot Chavenage