Our self guided Cotswolds walking tours allow you to escape on foot at your own pace. Hike through the stunning Cotswolds or walk the Cotswold Way or the Ridgeway National Trails, all within striking distance of London. Rest your weary legs in our amazing pubs and hand picked hotels every evening. Rediscover the UK countryside by joining a group of like minded walkers, on your own, as a couple or with friends, and walk to reconnect with nature. From classic Cotswold villages like Chipping Campden, to Avebury stone circle and the dreamy Snowshill lavender fields, there’s always more to explore!
We take all the hassle out of walking by including all luggage transfers, organising and booking all accommodation, providing maps, GPS instructions, and recommending incredible iconic palaces, castles, estates, ancient sites and more to visit along the way. Walk through the countryside along canals, rivers and meadows into our incredible towns and cities. Follow our self-guided walk into Bath, the beautiful Regency spa town, or tour around Oxford’s famous buildings, colleges, cathedral and dreaming spires.
Why not catch the red leaves glimmering in the golden autumn light this year with our seasonal Cotswolds tours, or head to Cornwall to explore the rugged cliffs and dramatic landscapes of the South West Coast Path.
My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more
My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more
Frances and Active England Tours are fantastic! We booked a 3 day walking tour through the Cotswolds and it far exceeded what we expected; beautiful walks, lovely destinations, excellent accommodations,... read more
I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough for anyone looking to explore England’s beautiful countryside. Our tour guide was fantastic! Each destination was lovely with the perfect amount of... read more
I traveled with the ACTIVE ENGLAND group fall 2019 on both the Classic Cotswold and the Cornwall/Devon trips. I chose guided hiking but joined self guided guests and... read more
My husband and I were looking for a guided walk through the countryside of England that included classic pubs. Not only did Active England provide that, but they also included... read more
We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more
We can't say enough about our cycling tour with Active England. Even Mother Nature cooperated with glorious weather. Jago, our cycling guide was enthusiastic, entertaining and patient. We rode through... read more
What an amazing time my husband and I had with Active England in the Cotswolds! From start to finish, Jago and Howard did everything possible to make our... read more
My wife and I truly enjoyed our 8 day walk thru the Cotswolds. We are from the Arizona desert, so to be totally immersed in England’s beautiful rural countryside was... read more
Our walking holidays are designed to be completely relaxing. Travel from London, Bristol or the Midlands it’s an easy hour journey to the start of our walking Cotswold walking tours. We begin our walking tours from places like Oxford, Bath and Moreton in Marsh, a direct train ride out of London. You can begin your holiday stress-free, and explore the Cotswolds without a car.
Step back in time on one of our idyllic walks through the heart of the English countryside, along routes used since prehistoric times, winding through villages, tracing ridgeways, down holloways, into woodlands, valleys, and with panoramic views around every corner. These linear journeys are the perfect way to discover England at its finest, joining our groups and led by one of our outstanding guides, or travelling on your own or in your own group along these beautiful trails.