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Highlights of your Cotswolds Tour

  • Windsor Castle
  • Blenheim Palace – Birthplace of Winston Churchill
  • The University City of Oxford
  • Stonehenge and Avebury, World Heritage Sites
  • Bath and the Roman Baths
  • Stunning Walking Trails Through the Cotswolds


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  • “A walk to remember forever… Every aspect exceeded our expectations…We highly recommend Active England and this opportunity to see what I believe is some of the most beautiful country in the world.” D.E


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Classic Cotswolds Walking – 6 Day Self-Guided

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  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • Apr 01 - Oct 31
  • Type: Self-Guided
  • Difficulty : 3/5
  • Country or Luxury
  • Pickup: London
What to Expect from our Iconic Cotswolds Walking Holiday

This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as visiting some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites you could not fit in to a ‘normal’ self-guided walking trip. Visit the spectacular and historic English locations you have always wished to see, including the Royal Windsor Castle, Churchill’s Blenheim Palace, Stonehenge – both World Heritage Sites, tour the famous university town of Oxford, and take a walking tour of Bath, the World Heritage City, and its Roman Baths.

Return to nature hiking through the Cotswolds, enjoying the freedoms of walking in at your own pace, in your own time. Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England and explore the Cotswolds countryside by walking on your own, as a couple or bringing friends and family to walk with you.

No Hassle Self-Guided Walking Tours

We take all the hassle out of walking by picking you up from London on a Sunday morning and taking you into the Cotswolds, via Windsor Castle. Included in your tour are all luggage transfers, all accommodation bookings, maps, GPS instructions, and providing transfers to incredible iconic palaces, estates, gardens, cities, Neolithic sites and more to visit along the way. Walk through the Cotswolds along canals, rivers and meadows into our Chocolate box villages, towns and cities to discover the real England in all its glory.

Classic Cotswolds Self Guided Walking Itinerary

Day 1The Royal Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park

We meet you in London Paddington, on Platform 1 underneath the clock, and take you to Windsor for a walk around Windsor Great Park, including the deer Park and the Guards Polo Pitches,  and along the famous Long Walk right up to the Castle and the town of Windsor. We lunch in town and take a tour of the castle in the afternoon before transferring to Moreton in Marsh and your hotel for the first two nights of this tour.

Mileage: 4-6 miles

Day 2Golden Stoned Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, The Eccentric Hidcote Gardens

After a short transfer to the golden-stoned medieval market town of Chipping Campden. Our route leads you out of town and through the Cotswold hills to the beautiful American inspired gardens at Hidcote. Take your time exploring these gardens and the great little café for a coffee break before walking on to Broadway Tower lunch. From here you can see 16 different counties and all the way to Wales. The afternoon walk is a looped walk from the Tower into Broadway village itself and back up to the views on top of the Cotswold escarpment. We transfer you the short distance back to your hotel in Moreton in Marsh, in the late afternoon.

Mileage: 8 miles

Day 3Blenheim Palace and its 2000 acre estate – Birthplace of Churchill

We transfer you to the country home of Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site. You can walk through the back gate of its 2000-acre estate and stroll through the stunning grounds. On arrival at the Palace there is ample time to explore the historical house and beautiful gardens. We then travel to Burford, the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and your hotel for the evening.

Mileage: 4-7 miles

Day 4White Horse Hill, Avebury and Stonehenge – Neolithic Day!

We travel from Burford to the stunning White Horse Hill to see the beautiful ancient carving atop the Ridgeway. Our walk takes you to an ancient long barrow – the burial mound Wayland Smithy – and around to a Bronze Age Fort with views stretching across the Thames valley. We travel on to the giant stone henge at Avebury and the famous Stonehenge itself in the afternoon to complete our Neolithic Day. There is also the option to finish at lunchtime and head straight to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon in Bath.

Mileage: 4-8 miles

Day 5Bath Skyline Walk, Optional Roman Baths, Bath City

We travel to the start of the famous skyline walk, with views across the Regency city, walking through woodland and canal before heading into the city for lunch and an afternoon exploring the Roman Baths or enjoying some retail therapy in the bustling city centre. You stay again in Bath on this last night.

Mileage: 6 miles

Day 6Farewells and Ongoing Travel

After a leisurely breakfast we help all guests with their ongoing travel arrangements. Regular direct trains depart from Bath Spa station into London and other mainline stations.

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Meet and Greet Location

London Paddington Station, Platform 1, Under the Clock

Pickup Time

08:30am

Accommodation

Choose Between Country Accommodation or Prestige Accommodation (additional fee)

Price Includes

  • 5 Night’s Accommodation
  • All Breakfasts
  • Maps, Route Instructions, Comprehensive GPS routes (Ride With GPS) to follow on your phones
  • Walking Poles
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Transfers to Iconic Locations and Sites
  • Emergency Support

Price Excludes

  • International Flights and travel to and from the start / end of tour
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Dinners, lunches and café stops
  • Gratuity for your local guide
  • Entry into all iconic points of interest, including Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace, Roman Baths, Oxford Colleges
FAQ

How do I get to the Cotswolds from near London?

We will pick you up from London and take you directly out to the Cotswolds, to ensure your journey is hassle free! If you would like to start this tour from somewhere other than London please get in touch! Taking the train from London, Bristol or the Midlands is an easy 60-90 minute direct journey into the Cotswolds and to the start of our walking tours.

Why choose a self-guided walking tour?

With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveler or groups of travelers; those who wish to travel at their own pace and speed. With GPS instructions and maps, we detail all of the points of interests, lunch stops, cafes – and of course pubs! Walk at your leisure, safe in the knowledge that a support team and emergency support vehicle is always on standby.

What are the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A limestone escarpment of rolling green hills and picturesque valleys in the south west of England. It is a quintessentially British area with historical landmarks and pockets of singular beauty throughout.

On this trip, will I see more than just the Cotswolds?

Yes! This tour encompasses the whole of the Cotswolds as well as some incredible iconic locations and World Heritage Sites, that you would not get on a ‘normal’ walking trip! The Cotswolds stretches from Bath in the South to Stratford Upon Avon in the North, and across to Oxford in the East. It is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, its rolling hills and its historic towns and villages, built from the golden Cotswold stone.

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