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Famous for its tranquil scenes of lazy rivers winding round sleeping villages in honey-coloured Cotswold stone, it is hard to believe that this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty could have been anything other than peaceful. Even harder to imagine its rolling hills as the stage for some of the Civil War’s bloody battles. The Cotswolds...
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A vision of beauty and social harmony, the Art and Crafts movement was a body of educated artists who wanted to improve society through the medium of art. The result was an organic style that has left a lasting imprint in the Cotswolds region and the world of design. Explore this movement from Morris to...
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Laurie Lee South Cotswolds
Laurie Lee’s As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning tells the tales of Lee’s venture out of the bucolic Cotswolds of his childhood on a walking journey that takes him into London then through Spain, at 19 year old. A book of discovery, slow paced adventure and wanderings of a young man setting out to...
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April 27th – May 5th is National Gardening Week, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society as “The country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening”. This year’s theme is on bringing nature into our homes and minds to ‘Grow at Home’. Gardening while in lockdown, whether with pot plants to create an indoor jungle, or outside if you are...
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We’re bursting to get outside, and though we are making the most of our daily exercise in the glorious Spring, we are looking forward to running our tours again later this Summer and into the Autumn. We think Autumn walking will be worth the wait this year with people craving the countryside, fresh air and...
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Cycling in England in Autum - holidays
It may seem an unusual time to be celebrating National Parks, as many of them are currently closed to visitors, even to locals, to help reduce traffic to these sites and prevent people congregating. However, this week is National Parks Week. Normally we would encourage people to go out and explore, by foot or by...
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walking tours england self guided
Ways to workout indoors without equipment Lots of people are asking how to find good home workouts, without any gym equipment and for free. We have put together a list of 6 exercises and routines using bodyweight exercises and household goods and items available to you during social isolation! So you can look forward to...
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We’re busy planning away for our 2020 season, and we know that when families get together to celebrate a year gone by, we all look forward to the next year too! In light of this we would like to offer anyone booking our tours over the next couple of weeks, a 10% discount on all...
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England is not necessarily known as a destination for cycling and active travel – but it should be!   Top England Cycling Destinations With our huge variety of terrain and landscape, from clifftop to forest, down winding rural lanes and through the patchwork fields of chocolate-box England – you’ll be spoilt for choice. We have off-road...
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“Where should I go on holiday in 2020?” Well… The Lonely Planet has just chosen the England Coast as its NUMBER TWO destination to visit in the world for 2020! In the Lonely Planet’s ‘Best In Travel’ 2020 awards, England was selected as the second best place to journey to next year. Why travel to...
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