Explore idyllic stone villages and small towns set amidst a gentle, rolling countryside during this guided walking holiday in the Cotswolds.
Nowhere else in England does the work of nature and the work of man appear to be in greater harmony than the Cotswolds region in England. This landscape is without parallel and quintessentially ‘English’.
You will stay in a Cotswold Manor hotel in the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Accommodation in the Cotswolds
Your base during this Cotswold walking holiday is a 17th century four-star hotel set in 37 acres of its own grounds. Accommodation is in shared double rooms with ensuite facilities. Breakfast, 5 dinners and 4 picnic lunches are included in this guided walking holiday.
Walking in the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds villages and towns walking holiday programme enables you to explore beautiful villages and small towns as well as experience the typical rolling wold country. Many sheep still graze the wolds, which is all that remains of the wool industry, which once brought prosperity to this part of England. You’ll will walk along the valleys of many of the meandering streams and rivers of the area and ponder on the beauty of the picturesque villages built out of oolitic limestone, which looks warm even on the dullest days.
Cotswolds walking holiday itinerary
This Cotswold guided walking holiday is led by experienced local guides.
Day 1 – Arrival and settling in your accommodation.
Day 2 – Deerhurst, Apperley – River Severn (7 mi/11 km). This walk starts at the small Saxon chapel of Odda at Deerhurst and takes you across pastureland to the village of Apperley. You then make your way along bridleways to the disused Coome Hill canal,passing through a nature reserve before reaching the banks of the River Severn and returning to Deerhurst.
Day 3 – Stanton and Stanway (6 mi/10 km). The route takes you along part of the Cotswold Way through some of Cotswolds finest countryside. You’ll walk through the picturesque villages of Stanton and Stanway and continue into woodland before emerging onto the hillside above Stanway. The return route then takes you across open countryside passing Shenberrow Hill Camp.
Day 4 – Winchcombe – Sudeley Castle – Belas Knap (6 mi/10 km). This walk follows the Windrush Way past the magnificent Sudeley Castle and you climb the Cotswold scarp for wonderful views. You’ll visit Belas Knap, one of the great burial mounds of ancient Britain and return back to the market town of Winchcombe.
Day 5 – Bourton-on-the-Water, Slaughters (6 mi/10 km). The walk starts from the picturesque town of Bourton-on-the-Water and will follow the valley of the River Windrush across pastureland. You’ll spend time in the picturesque villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter and then return to spend time exploring Bourton-on-the-Water.
Day 6 – Departure after breakfast.
Dates and Availability
See website www.bathwestwalks.com for dates and availability.
This Cotswolds guided walking holiday is also available to groups and rambling clubs at other dates at a discounted price – minimum group size 10 people. It is also available as a self-guided walking holiday.
Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form below, with any questions or if you require more information.