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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.
The Cotswold hills are perfect walking country, taking winding lanes and national footpaths, you will feel transported back into England as it was before mechanisation, where sheep and dry-stone walling were the biggest industries. Relax and enjoy walking from Palace to country pubs, unique gardens, along the rivers and more.
Our walking holidays are designed to be completely relaxing. We pick up guests from Moreton-in-Marsh, a direct 90 minute journey from London Paddington and take you straight into the countryside, away from the crowds and into the stunning Cotswolds for a walking tour to remember. Walk as much or as little as you like each day, our guides can tailor your tour to your preferences, with shorter or longer routes available daily.
We collect you from Moreton in Marsh train station, a 90 minute direct journey from London Paddington, and take you straight out into the Cotswolds to begin walking. In the morning your walk begins from the golden-stoned Chipping Campden and heads through the fields to the stunning gardens at Hidcote, renowned for its series of ‘outdoor rooms’. You’ll visit Broadway Tower overlooking the northernmost extreme of the Cotswolds, and, on a clear day, with views all the way to Wales, before walking into Broadway town itself, one of the prettiest villages the Cotswolds has to offer. . Return in the evening to Moreton in Marsh and your hotel for the night.
Mileage: 5-8 miles
We transfer you in the morning to start your walk in Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and a World Heritage Site. With 3000 acres of Capability parkland to explore, today’s walk is a stunning wander around lakes, serpentine streams, woodland and into the Palace itself for a tour in the afternoon. In the early evening you’ll return to Burford and your hotel in this pretty market town.
Mileage: 4-7 miles
We transfer you to Eynsham on the outskirts of Oxford and walk along the Thames, through the locks, into Port Meadow and past Godstow Abbey into the centre of town. This beautiful route is the best way into Oxford, along the winding river banks, past the wild ponies and the Oxford rowing huts. From here we’ll drop you off at Oxford station where our guides will help you with any ongoing travel arrangements.
Mileage: 5-7 miles
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Moreton-in-Marsh Train Station
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This tour is rated 2/5 for difficulty meaning it’s appropriate for guests going for a good walk and can handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some rolling hills, and a few steeper walks which will be a bit more demanding. Your holiday, however, will be tailored by your guide to suit your individual preferences and rewarding views are guaranteed! Daily distances range from 4-10 miles.
There is a direct 90 minute train from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh. From here we’ll pick you up and take you straight out into the Cotswolds ourselves to ensure your journey is hassle free! If you would like to start this tour from somewhere other than Moreton in Marsh please get in touch!
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.
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.