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Highlights of your Cotswolds Tour

  • 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


Why Book With Us?

  • Outstanding Local Guides and Support Team
  • Join Like-minded Active People for a Week in the Cotswolds
  • Friendly customer care team on hand 365 days a year
  • “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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Go Green – Cotswolds Guided Walking

5 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Mondays
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  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • Apr 01 - Oct 31
  • Type: Guided
  • Difficulty : 2/5
  • 3* or 4* hotels
  • Pickup: Moreton-in-Marsh
Your - Go Green - Cotswolds Walking Holiday

Our 6-day, 5-night tour will lead you through our stunning Cotswold countryside, through fields and over rolling hills to stay in honey coloured Cotswold villages and bustling market towns and we’re going to do it in as green a way as we can. All travel is on public transport and with zero use of plastic and food sourced in as locally as possible we’re delighted to operate this tour in as sustainably as possible. 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. We’ll also visit Oxford, Churchill’s Blenheim Palace and some of the most wonderful Cotswold towns and villages known to man!  

With stunning views around every corner, excellent accommodation, wonderful pubs and beautiful cuisine, Active England will give you an experience you won’t forget.

Sustainable Walking Holidays Near London

Our walking holidays are designed to be completely relaxing. We pick up guests from Oxford train station and head straight out 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.

Go Green Cotswolds Guided Walking Itinerary

Day 1Oxford and into the Cotswolds

We collect you at 8.30am from Oxford Railway Station and we’ll set out on foot straight away, with a stunning walk along the Thames, through Port Meadow, granted to the people of Oxford in 1086, and onto Wolvercote before looping back around to Oxford via the canal. We’ll tour some of the colleges and get the inside track on this great city. After lunch, at ethically focused local restaurant, we’ll punt down the Cherwell where the locals go to the Victoria Arms for a pint before returning to Oxford Station where we catch the train to Moreton in Marsh and our hotel for the night.

OPTIONS:
4 miles / 7 miles
Flat walking

Day 2The Glorious Cotswolds

A day dedicated to the Cotswolds. In the morning catch the bus to Chipping Campden one of the archetypal Cotswolds towns and the start of the Cotswolds Way. We’ll walk through the fields to the stunning gardens at Hidcote, renowned for its series of ‘outdoor rooms’. After lunch at Hidcote, we’ll stroll to one of the best pubs in England, the Ebrington Arms, where the local beer, a “pint of Yubby” will slip down very well! From Yubberton we’ll walk back to Chipping Campden and back to Moreton in Marsh for the evening. 

OPTIONS:
5 miles / 8 miles
Gently Rolling Walking

Day 3Blenheim Palace

We head out from the hotel to the Moreton in Marsh train station where we’ll hop on the train to Hanborough and we’ll walk through the back gate of Blenheim Palace, where we’ll start our walk around the Capability Brown inspired gardens. With 2000 acres of parkland to explore, today’s walk is a stunning wander around lakes, serpentine streams, woodland and into the Palace, where Winston Churchill was born, and tour and it’s formal gardens in the afternoon. Blenheim is leading in its sustainable practices and has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2027 We then hop back on the train to Moreton in Marsh in the late afternoon.

OPTIONS:
4 miles9 miles
Flat Cotswolds Walking

Day 4Stow on the Wold, The Slaughters, Bourton on the Water

From Moreton in Marsh, we jump on the bus for a 15 minute transfer to Stow on the Wold where we marvel at the market square, perched high up in the Cotswolds. We’ll walk to Bourton on the Water, and have lunch at the local bakery, “the Bakery on the Water” and have a good look around before walking to the Slaughters (Upper and Lower), two of the most famous villages in the Cotswolds. Later in the afternoon we walk back to Stow on the Wold for afternoon tea. 

OPTIONS:
6 miles to 9miles
Gently Rolling Walking

Day 5Charlbury, Clarkson's Farm and more...

In the morning we head back onto the train to Kingham where we take a walk towards Charlbury. There are options to visit Daylesford Organic Farm and also Clarkson’s Farm – now we are aware Jeremy Clarkson is a controversial figure, but there is little doubt that he is trying to champion sustainable practices at his new venture – other walking options are available! We lunch at a great local pub, with a 20 mile menu and finish our walk Charlbury, where we’ll get back on our train for our last nights celebration together. 

OPTIONS:
5 miles / 9 miles
Gently Rolling Walking

Farewells and On-going travel

Guests will walk to Moreton in Marsh station for on-going travel.

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Trip Details

Initial Pickup Location

Oxford Train Station

Pickup Time

09:00am

Accommodation

3* or 4* hotels

End Of Tour Location

Moreton in Marsh Railway Station

Price Includes

  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • All Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Entry into all iconic points of interest, including Blenheim Palace, Oxford Colleges
  • Walking Poles
  • Public Transport Throughout
  • Local Professional Guide

Price Excludes

  • International Flights and travel to and from the start/end of the tour
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Lunches and café stops
  • Dinner x3 and all Dinner Drinks
  • Gratuity for your local guide
FAQ

How active is this Cotswolds walking tour? How fit do I need to be for a walking holiday?

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.

How do I get to the Cotswolds from near London?

Our walking holidays are designed to be completely relaxing. Travel from London, Bristol or the Midlands is an easy hour journey to the start of our walking tours. This tour begins from Moreton-in-Marsh, a direct 1.5 hour train ride out of London, so that you can begin your holiday stress-free.

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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