Cotswolds Walking Tours
Walk the Cotswolds - Your Way
Explore England’s idyllic countryside, with our Cotswolds walking tours. Hike or stroll through rolling landscapes, lush woodland and green valleys. Visit the bustling market towns and exquisite lesser-known villages with beautiful Cotswold stone, thatched roofs and teashops to die for. Discover historic Oxford, Stonehenge and the Roman city of Bath. We also offer fall walking tours, offering the chance to explore the Cotswolds in their vibrant fall attire during October and November.
Staying in cosy pubs and handpicked hotels, led by experienced local guides and all within a short distance from London, this is the perfect way to experience rural England.
Cotswolds Walking Holidays
It’s easy to get to the Cotswolds – only an hour on the train from London.
Prefer to go private?
Whether you prefer to travel on your own, as a couple or with friends and family, we offer a range of guided, private or self-guided tours, so that your Cotswolds walking tour suits you perfectly.
Be as active as you like with tailored routes to suit both beginners and more experienced walkers.
Prefer to Cycle?
If you’d prefer to explore the Cotswolds on two wheels, we also offer guided and self-guided cycling tours.
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Walk The Cotswolds FAQs
The Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) stretches from Bath in the South to Stratford Upon Avon in the North, and across to Oxford in the East. An iconic pocket of England with breath-taking natural beauty, rolling hills and historic towns and villages, built from the golden Cotswold stone.
The best way into the Cotswolds from London and most major cities is by a direct train from Paddington into Oxford, Moreton-in-Marsh or Bath Spa. Our trips begin from mainline stations so you can arrive relaxed, refreshed and ready to start your tour. If you prefer to drive, please confirm with our team the best place to park for each tour.
Of course! All our trips are open for single travellers to join. You will have a great time on our walking tours whether travelling on your own, as a couple, family or group, meeting like-minded people on our guided trips, or choosing your own adventure on our self-guided tours. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.
The Cotswolds are a range of hills, with its name stemming from ‘Cote’ meaning sheep enclosure and ‘wold’ meaning hills. There are therefore lots of hills and incredible views from the top! However, you will able to miss out some of the steeper inclines – or add in some hillier walk for those looking to stretch their legs. There are routes for everyone and with our routes your guide will tailor your tour to your preferences.
With exceptionally well-planned routes, our self-guided tours are designed to suit the independent traveller or groups of travellers; those who wish to travel at their own pace and speed. With Ride With GPS and maps, we detail all of the points of interests, lunch stops, cafes – and of course pubs! Cycle or walk at your leisure, safe in the knowledge that a support team and emergency support vehicle is always on standby, and your luggage will be waiting for you in your accommodation each evening. We provide hikers with walking poles, while cyclists are given a fully equipped bike, with the option of an e-bike if preferred.
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