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    Highlights of your Cotswolds Tour

    • Blenheim Palace – Birthplace of Winston Churchill
    • Chipping Campden
    • Broadway
    • Stow-on-the-Wold
    • Stunning Walking Trails Through the Cotswolds


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      Walk the Cotswolds – Guided

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      • 6 Days 5 Nights
      • Apr 01 - Oct 31
      • Type: Guided
      • Difficulty : 2/5
      • Carbon: 48Kg CO2e
      • Pickup: London
      What to Expect from our Iconic Cotswolds Walking Holiday

      Our 6-day, 5-night tour will lead you through honey coloured Cotswold villages and busy little market towns, on quiet paths, up and down rolling hills and down country lanes. The Cotswolds is perfect walking country, taking the quietest routes you will feel transported back into England as it was before mechanisation, where sheep and dry-stone walling were the biggest industries. The routes are designed for all levels of walking with shorter options available every day. With stunning views around every corner, excellent accommodation, wonderful pubs and beautiful cuisine, Active England will give you an experience you won’t forget.

      Join our small groups and return to nature by hiking through the Cotswolds. Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England as you walk through the stunning Cotswolds countryside, led by our outstanding local guides – we know every turn in the track, every café stop, panoramic view, and of course the best pubs in England!

      How about top and tailing your Cotswolds holiday with a visit to London? Explore our pre and post trip London packages, where you will be able to explore our incredible capital like a local!

      Tour Dates Availability and Pricing

      07 May 23 – 12 May 23

      Limited Availability

      £1,799.00

      21 May 23 – 26 May 23

      Limited Availability

      £1,799.00

      04 Jun 23 – 09 Jun 23

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      £1,799.00

      11 Jun 23 – 16 Jun 23

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      £1,799.00

      25 Jun 23 – 30 Jun 23

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      £1,799.00

      02 Jul 23 – 07 Jul 23

      Limited Availability

      £1,799.00

      06 Aug 23 – 11 Aug 23

      Limited Availability

      £1,799.00

      20 Aug 23 – 25 Aug 23

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      £1,799.00

      03 Sep 23 – 08 Sep 23

      Limited Availability

      £1,799.00

      17 Sep 23 – 22 Sep 23

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      £1,799.00

      01 Oct 23 – 06 Oct 23

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      £1,799.00

      Cotswolds Guided Walking Itinerary

      Day 1Golden Stoned Chipping Campden, Broadway Tower, The Eccentric Hidcote Gardens

      Our guides will collect you at 10.00am from London Paddington railway station, platform 1 (below the clock) and take you by bus directly to Moreton in Marsh where we have a quick lunch at the hotel before heading off for an introductory walk into the Cotswolds. We walk from the wonderful Chipping Campden, and onto Hidcote Gardens (a majestic, American inspired garden, set out in a series of outdoor rooms) and then walk to the pub (recently named by the Sunday Times as the best in England), the Ebrington Arms, before returning to Moreton in Marsh for our first dinner together as a group.  

      Mileage: 4-6 miles

      Day 2Broadway Tower, Broadway Village

      We head again from Chipping Campden, joining 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 13 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 stunning high street shops. We return to Moreton in Marsh for the evening.  

      Mileage: 4-6 miles

      Day 3Blenheim Palace - 2000 acre estate with grounds inspired by Capability Brown

      We transfer by train from Moreton in Marsh through the beautiful Cotswolds to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and a World Heritage Site. First we visit Winston Churchill’s grave in the village of Bladon before walking into the Palace grounds designed by the renowned garden landscaper, Capability Brown. We tour the Palace itself and walk around the formal Italian Gardens and the Rose Garden. After lunch we walk to the Column of Victory, built to celebrate the victory over the French at the Battle of Blenheim, before returning via train to Moreton in Marsh.  

      Mileage: 5-10 miles

      Day 4Stow-on-the-Wold and The Slaughters

      We travel from Moreton in Marsh, to Stow on the Wold, the highest town in the Cotswolds, with a magnificent market square and the site of a famous battle in the English Civil War. We then walk down towards the Slaughters (two villages called Upper and Lower Slaughter) probably the most photogenic villages in the whole region and onto lunch we visit the Venice of the Cotswolds at Bourton on the Water. After lunch we head to Burford and our next hotel in one of the prettiest Cotswold towns there is, renowned for its bustling high street and atmosphere.

      Mileage: 5-8 miles

      Day 5Burford and Bampton - Downton Abbey inspired

      We travel from Burford, and walk from the village of Barnsley down the Coln Valley to the little village of Bibury, so pretty that Henry Ford wanted to transfer it (in its entirety) back to the USA! We lunch at a trout farm and then head to Bampton for Downton Abbey fans (it’s the village where all the outdoor filming is done), before arriving back in Burford for our last night dinner together. 

      Mileage: 6-8 miles 

      Day 6 Farewells and ongoing travel

      Our tour ends after breakfast, where we help guests with their ongoing travel arrangements, most often from Charlbury train station, a short transfer from the hotel.

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      Initial Pickup Location

      London

      Pickup Time

      10.00am 

      Accommodation

      Choose Between Country Accommodation or Prestige Accommodation (additional fee)

      End Of Tour Location

      The Cotswolds for easy transfer to London.

      Price Includes

      • 5 Night’s Accommodation
      • All Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
      • Entry into all iconic points of interest, including Blenheim Palace and Hidcote
      • Walking Poles
      • Luggage Transfers
      • 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 Drinks
      • Gratuity for your local guide
      • Dinners x 3
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      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.

      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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