Our tour offers a ‘pure’ Cotswolds self-guided walking tour experience, allowing you the freedom to travel at you own pace, in your own time. We provide luggage transfers between the best 4* hotels in the Cotswolds region. With unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning cuisine.
The ‘Short Walks’ Tour incorporates a number of smaller walks, each with their own character, that allows you to sample the district’s charms of Cotswolds including stunning gardens like Hidcote Gardens, magnificent ruins as Hailes Abbey, and more. The ‘Short Walks’ Tour offers guests the opportunity to shorten each days walk, by including some transfers. This allows you to choose shorter walking options each day, and gives you more time to explore the beautiful market towns, villages, castles and abbeys.
Cotswolds is one of the most beloved regions in the country for its soothing panoramas, picture-perfect villages and pre-historic landscapes. Walking is certainly the best way to explore the beauty of the region. Our ‘Short Walks’ Tour is specifically designed to help you make the most of the region.
Guests arrive by train from London Paddington into Moreton in Marsh, a 90 minute direct journey. We will meet you at the station, help you check in to your hotel and set you up for a self guided afternoon walk to Batsford’s wonderful Arboretum, one of the largest private tree collections in the country, for a chance to explore both the Arboretum and the botanical gardens.
Mileage: 3 miles
We meet guests and set you up for your self guided walk which begins with a tour of the stunning Hidcote Gardens and its eccentric series of American inspired ‘outdoor rooms’. From here you can walk to lunch in Ebrington, locally know as ‘Yubberton’ as it is home to the Yubberton Brewing Company, crafting their own ales! Our routes take guests back along winding country lanes to their hotel in Chipping Campden.
Mileage: 5.5 miles
Guests head out of Chipping Campden along the Cotswold Way to Broadway Tower for lunch, from where you can see 16 counties! The afternoon walk takes guests into the golden stoned town of Broadway, a true jewel of the Cotswolds, and where guests stay for the next two nights. Broadway has a great selection of pubs and restaurants, art galleries, cafes and great retail-therapy in the afternoon.
Mileage: 5 miles
Guests Transfer to Stanway to begin their walk, much of which is along the famous ‘Cotswold Way’ a 100 mile walk through the Cotswolds. You’ll walk past an Iron Age fort and towards the magnificent ruins at Hailes Abbey. Founded in 1246 it was once the centre of Cistercian monastic life. The walk continues towards the enchanting Sudeley Castle & Gardens, where Queen Catherine Parr, sixth wife of King Henry VIII, is buried. Guests can walk into for Winchcombe for afternoon tea, before taking the steam train back to their hotel in Broadway for the evening.
Mileage: 6 miles
After a short transfer to the pretty village of Guiting Power, guests wind their way through stunning lavender fields and tiny villages, stopping for lunch in the pretty village of Naunton, and continuing on into the Slaughters – these exceptional villages are incredibly popular highlights of our tour and show the true personality of the Cotswolds as it was before industrialization. Guests stay in the Slaughters overnight.
Mileage: 6 miles
After a short transfer to the historic town of Stow on the Wold, guests begin their walk North from this remarkable medieval market town which sits on the Fosse Way – a long distance Roman road. Guests can walk on to Donnington and Broadwell, famous for their delicious Donnington Ale and brewery. The route returns to Moreton in Marsh for the end of the tour.
At the end of our Cotswolds self guided walking tour, we will help guests with all ongoing travel arrangements; a direct train into London or to other locations.
Mileage: 6 miles
Guests on our Cotswolds self guided walking tour stay in the best 4* hotels in the Cotswolds region, with unbeatable settings, wonderful accommodation and stunning food. Further 3 * options are available for those who want to stay in a country accommodation or in a selection of hand-picked bed and breakfasts or pubs.