The Heart Of The Cotswolds Walk
This Cotswold walking holiday is a five night village-to-village walking tour condensing the best of the Cotswolds and all the loveliest villages into four day's walking in one of England's most beautiful landscapes. Featuring Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Broadway.
Day 1: Arrive Moreton-in-Marsh for overnight.
Day 2: Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water. 12 miles (19km) After crossing the high wolds to Stow-on-the-Wold, complete with village stocks and picturesque square, the Cotswold passes through Lower Slaughter to Bourton-on-the-Water, with its many attractions.
Day 3: Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe. 13 miles (21km) From Bourton-on-the-Water the route follows the River Windrush to the perfect villages of Naunton and Guiting Power. Then through woods and fields before the descent to the ancient Saxon capital of Winchcombe, close to Sudeley Castle, last resting place of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth wife. Overnight in Winchcombe, with its fascinating church and local museums.
Day 4: Winchcombe to Broadway. 10.5 miles (17km) Follow the pilgrims' route to Hailes Abbey, then over the hills to Jacobean Stanway House, with its magnificent gatehouse and medieval tithe barn and on to idyllic Stanton. Stay in the coaching village of Broadway, where an array of fine houses and inns flank the 'broad way'.
Day 5: Broadway to Moreton-in-Marsh.12 miles (20 km) Walk up to Broadway Tower, the 18th century folly from where there are fine views across the vale before descending to Chipping Campden, the loveliest of all Cotswold villages, with its covered market place, beautiful 'wool' church, almshouses and silversmith. Pass through the charming villages of Broad Campden and Blockley and descend to Batsford, where you may visit the arboretum and falconry centre. Finally, a pleasant stroll across meadows to Moreton.
Day 6: Departure after breakfast.
£535 per person staying in selected B&B’s and Village Inns
£650 per person staying in Hotels, Inns and selected B&B’s
Single supplement depends on the level of accommodation chosen. Please enquire for details.
A selection of carefully chosen B&B's or Inns – all rooms with private bathrooms. Upgrades are possible and it is possible to mix and match the accommodation if you wish – please ask us.
47.5 miles (80 kms)
Minimum/maximum daily distances: 10.5 miles (17km)/13 miles (21km)
What To Take
Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sun block/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit
When To Go
Mid-April to mid-September. Accommodation will be difficult to obtain on UK national holidays unless booked well in advance (and may require an alteration to the programme).
The nearest airports are London (Heathrow), Birmingham and Bristol.
Rail: Bath is served by frequent trains, with a direct line to London (Paddington) and also Bristol.
5 nights Bed and Breakfast, luggage transportation each walking day, route notes and maps, local back-up
Lunches, dinners, drinks, insurance, anything not mentioned in programme.
We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for whatever reason.
Mr and Mrs K, England
I would just like to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday & all the hotels that we stayed in were superb! Thankyou very much for arranging it all for us as we had a fabulous holiday staying in complete luxury. We loved the Cotswolds & would love to return again before too long. We really enjoyed our anniversary stay at The Lords of the Manor, especially the exquisite meal in the restaurant. Thankyou again for sorting out such a special treat for us! We won’t hesitate to use your company & services again.
M.D and friends, USA
“Hi Chris & Ann,
Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time! We loved the Cotswolds and especially loved ending our visit in the fabulous “Lords of the Manor”. Thanks for all of your guidance and help in planning our trip.
Best regards” ___________________________________________________________________
Mr and Mrs L, USA
“We are back from our English adventure and I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our Cotswold walking experience was. Everything went very smoothly and our B&B hosts were great” ___________________________________________________________________