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    Highlights of your Cotswolds Tour

    • Golden Stoned Chipping Campden
    • Broadway Tower and Village
    • Snowshill Manor
    • Hidcote Gardens
    • Batsford Arboretum
    • The Slaughters
    • Stow on the Wold


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      Walk the Cotswolds – Self Guided

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      • 6 Days 5 Nights
      • Apr 01 - Oct 31
      • Type: Self-Guided
      • Difficulty : 2/5
      • Carbon: 89Kg CO2e
      • Pickup: Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds.
      What to Expect from our Cotswolds Walking Holiday

      Return to nature hiking through the Cotswolds, enjoying the freedoms of walking at your own pace, in your own time. Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England and rediscover the English 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 your walking holiday – this includes organizing all luggage transfers and accommodation, providing maps, GPS instructions, and recommending incredible manors, estates, gardens, ancient sites and more to visit along the way.

      Tour Dates Availability and Pricing

      14 May 23 – 19 May 23

      Limited Availability

      £879.00

      21 May 23 – 26 May 23

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      04 Jun 23 – 09 Jun 23

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      11 Jun 23 – 16 Jun 23

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      18 Jun 23 – 23 Jun 23

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      25 Jun 23 – 30 Jun 23

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      02 Jul 23 – 07 Jul 23

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      16 Jul 23 – 21 Jul 23

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      06 Aug 23 – 11 Aug 23

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      13 Aug 23 – 18 Aug 23

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      20 Aug 23 – 25 Aug 23

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      03 Sep 23 – 08 Sep 23

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      10 Sep 23 – 15 Sep 23

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      17 Sep 23 – 22 Sep 23

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      24 Sep 23 – 29 Sep 23

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      01 Oct 23 – 06 Oct 23

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      Cotswolds Walking Self Guided Itinerary

      Day 1Moreton in Marsh, Batsford Arboretum

      Guests arrive from London at 10.00am into Moreton in Marsh (there are direct trains from London Paddington) where we have a quick introductory briefing before you head off for your first walk into the Cotswolds. We walk via the arboretum at Batsford, which is a good lunch option, before walking through the stunning village of Blockley. We visit the amazing topiary at Broad Campden before walking into Chipping Campden, one of the signature market towns of the Cotswolds. At Chipping Campden there will be ample time to look around and enjoy the town and your hotel for the first two nights.

      Mileage: 6.5 miles

      Day 2Golden Stoned Chipping Campden, The Eccentric Hidcote Gardens

      Guests walk from Chipping Campden, across the fields and onto Hidcote Gardens (a majestic, American inspired garden, set out in a series of outdoor rooms). It also has a great cafe so it is a perfect lunch stop. We then loop back to Chipping Campden, via the Ebrington Arms, one of the best pubs we know (recently named by the Sunday Times as the best in England) and back into your hotel in Chipping Campden.

      Mileage: 6-9 miles

      Day 3Broadway Tower and Broadway Village

      We head, again from Chipping Campden, on the Cotswolds Way (a 102 mile route which heads all the way to Bath) past Dovers Hill, home to the quirky Cotswold Olympiks, towards Broadway Tower. Guests can walk up the tower with views over 16 counties of England and Wales with the landscape laid out like a patchwork quilt before you. After lunch at Broadway Tower we walk down to Broadway itself, known as the Jewel of the Cotswolds, for afternoon tea at the Broadway Deli and a good look around the high street shops. We stay in Broadway for the night. 

      Mileage: 6-8 miles

      Day 4Winchcombe, Hailes Abbey

      We walk from Broadway and follow the Cotswolds Way, all the way to the next hotel in Winchcombe. It’s a stunning walk through the quaint villages at Stanton and Stanway and past the ruins of Hailes Abbey before arriving into Winchcombe. We will stay in Winchcombe for the next two nights. 

      Mileage: 5-8 miles

      Day 5Cleeve Hill, Belas Knap, Sudeley Castle

      Walking from Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill, you will stop at a lovely view point over the city of Cheltenham, before exploring the Neolithic long barrow at Belas Knap and travelling to the wonderful Sudeley Castle. Home of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Sudeley is secluded and beautiful in equal measure and well worth a visit.  

      Mileage: 5-8 miles

      Day 6Guiting Power, Bourton on the Water

      The last day and potentially the longest, guests are able to choose the length of walk they would like and we will come and transfer back to the train station either at lunchtime or late afternoon. We head up hill initially, back onto the Cotswold escarpment, through some stunning woods and onto the village of Guiting Power where there is a great pub and a cafe serving (reportedly) the best Victoria Sponge cake in the world! This is the first pick-up point. The second pick-up point is at Bourton on the Water, the Venice of the Cotswolds. Transfers are to Moreton in Marsh train station. 

      Mileage: 6-11 miles

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      Initial Pickup Location

      Moreton in Marsh Train Station

      Pickup Time

      9am- 1pm (we can arrange a time which suits you)

      Accommodation

      Choose Between Country Accommodation or Prestige Accommodation (additional fee)

      End Of Tour Location

      Moreton-in-Marsh train Station

      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
      • Emergency Support

      Price Excludes

      • International Flights and travel to and from the start / end of the 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: Hailes Abbey, Sudely Castle, Broadway Tower, Hidcote Gardens, Batsford Arboretum
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      FAQ

      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.

      Where are the Cotswolds?

      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.

      How do I get to the Cotswolds from near London?

      Our walking holidays are designed to be completely relaxing and hassle-free and that included getting to the start point! 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. We’ll meet you off the train and set you up for your tour.

      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.

      Why not top or tail your Cotswolds tour with a visit to London?

      The perfect way to experience London like a local with specially curated tours that can be added pre or post your trip of choice.

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