Million year old fossils, strange fungi and the secrets of a Cotswold farm are all waiting to be discovered during the May half term break.

The Cotswolds Conservation Board is providing a programme of ten short family strolls across the AONB, which are designed to provide families with the opportunity to get out and about over the school holidays.

"The walks will provide an ideal opportunity for families to find out more about the countryside around them and to enjoy the summer colours in the Cotswolds" said Dave Scott, one of the Cotswolds Conservation Board's 340 Voluntary Wardens.

The strolls are ideal for younger members of the family and will cover short distances at an easy pace. Each walk focuses on a particular theme, such as wildlife or woodlands, which walks leaders will discuss with the public along the route.

It is all part of a wider walks programme that can be found in the Cotswold Conservation Board's newspaper, The Cotswold Lion.

Visit pages 10, 11 and 12 of the online version of the Lion for the walks listings (half term walks are highlighted in pink and bear a family logo), or pick a copy of the Cotswold Lion up from your local library or Tourist Information Centre.

Unless pre-booking is indicated, just turn up at the starting point and take part. Some walks are categorised as easy or moderate.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the walks, dogs will not be allowed.

Click here to find a simple online listing of the walks