Cotswolds towns and villages

Guided walking holiday in England

From £ 599.- / 6 days
Price per person - no single supplement

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Hiker walking on a trail uphill a meadow in England Green meadow and trees, castle in the distance Old looking building in Cotswold, England

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

Accommodation building in Coltswold, England
Bedroom with a double bed
Bathroom with a shower

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

people walking downhill, a cow crossing the meadow behind them
Poppy field

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

Hikers walking along a trail, ancient building in the background
People walking towards an ancient building in Cotswolds, England

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

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A mill

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.

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Holiday Type:

Guided
Walking Holiday


Board Basis:

Full Board

Price:

From £ 599.- / 6 days
Price per person - no single supplement

Features:

  • 1 One accommodation

What's included:

  • 5 Nights accommodation
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Picnic lunches
  • 5x Dinner
  • 4 Guided walking days
  • Transport to and from walks

NOT included:

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking Grade:

hills
  • Level terrain or hills
  • Easy walking

Best time to go:

April – October

Contact Details:

Cotswolds towns and villages, a Guided walking holiday in England by Bath & West Country Walks

Contact: Graham & Sue
Telephone: +44(0)1761 233807

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Languages spoken:

English

Getting there:

  • Bristol Airport (78 km)
  • Birmingham Airport (93 km)
  • London Heathrow Airport (160 km)
  • Gloucester Train Station (6 km)
  • Cheltenham Train Station (10 km)

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