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The Original & Longest Established Independent Provider Of Walks In The Cotswolds

Welcome to The Cotswolds, widely recognised as the walking capital of England. Attracting visitors from all around the world, we’re extremely fortunate to call it home. We have been offering walking tours & hiking vacations in the Cotswolds (sometimes referred to as the Cotswalds) since 1993. We live and work in the heart if this area of gentle hills and extraordinarily beautiful villages, giving us over 35 years experience of helping our clients experience our beloved Cotswolds region first-hand.

Our travel styles

We’ve grouped our holidays into categories so it’s even easier to find your perfect holiday.

Self Guided Walks

Our selection of self guided tours allow for all levels of fitness and experience

Guided Walks

Our guided walking tours use a knowledgeable, local guide for history lovers

Tailor Made Tours

Our custom walking tours can be hand-crafted to your ideal specification

Themed Walks

Choose from cider making experiences, to angling holidays, to garden tours

Luxury Walks

For our clients who are looking for that extra level of luxury when they’re travelling

Cycling Tours

Our cycling holidays can be tailored for all sized groups - families or friends

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an area of gentle hills, but with a maximum altitude of just over one thousand feet, walking here is within the reach of almost anyone. Yet, those same hills mean that wonderful, dramatic views are possible with comparatively little effort – views down to gem-like villages, and across valleys and plains to the Black Mountains in Wales, the Malvern Hills and the Forest of Dean, another beautiful part of Gloucestershire beyond the River Severn.

Cotswold Guide

Walking In Cleeve Common

Walking In Cleeve Common

Cleeve Common is a wide-open area of natural grassland forming part of the Cotswold Hills escarpment. Situated about 4 miles northeast of the town of Cheltenham, it is effectively the summit of Cleeve Hill, which, at 1083 ft/330 meters, is the highest point of the...

Popular Tours

Best Of The Cotswolds Walking Tour

An 8-night self-guided circular walking holiday

Self-guided walk

8 Nights

From £895

Best Of The Cotswolds In Luxury Walking Tour

An 8-night self-guided circular walking holiday with accommodation in manors and luxury hotels

Self-guided walk

8 Nights

From £1500

Heart Of The Cotswolds Walking Tour

A 5-night self-guided classic walking holiday 

Self-guided walk

5 Nights

From £630

Heart Of The Cotswolds In Luxury Walking Tour

A 5-night self-guided classic walking holiday with accommodation in manors and luxury hotels

Self-guided walk

5 Nights

Available upon request

Flower Fields In The South Cotswolds Ring

South Cotswolds Ring Walking Tour

A 5-night self-guided walking tour beginning and ending in the beautiful town of Cheltenham

Self-guided walk

7 Nights

From £870

Grand Tour Of The Cotswolds On Foot Walk

A 9-night self-guided walking tour of the best of the Cotswold Way with additional scenery not on the official route 

Self-guided walk

9 Nights

From £900

Heart Of William Morris Country Walk

A 3-night self-guided easy walking holiday in the heart of William Morris country

Self-guided walk

5 Nights

From £505

Garden With A Pathway and statues

Cotswolds Interlude Short Break Walking Tour

A 5-night self-guided walking tour beginning and ending in the beautiful town of Cheltenham

Self-guided walk

3 Nights

From £415

Bath & The Cotswolds Walking Tour

A 5-day self-guided walking holiday beginning and ending in Bath

Self-guided walk

5 Nights

From £730

Cotswold Circle Walking Tour

A 7-night self-guided walking tour beginning and ending in Cheltenham

Self-guided walk

7 Nights

From £810

Sign For The Cotswold Way

Cotswold Way Long-Distance Walking Tour

A 7 – 12 night 102-mile self-guided long-distance walking tour

Self-guided walk

7 - 12 Nights

From £650

Garden With A Pathway and statues

Guided Cotswolds Walking Tour

A 5-night guided group walking tour with a personalised experience

Self-guided walk

5 Nights

From £1275

The Cotswolds Classic Cycling Tour

4-night self-guided cycling tour that takes you into the classic areas of the Cotswolds

Self-guided cycling

4 Nights

From £525

Garden With A Pathway and statues

The Cotswolds Highlights Cycling Tour

5-night self-guided cycling tour that takes you into the best of the Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace

Self-guided cycling

5 Nights

From £1175

What our customers say…

"Hi Chris,

I want to thank you for a fabulous holiday. Sadly it has come to an end. What an amazing area! We will have to return again.  With warm regards."

C & G C, USA

"Dear Christopher,

Kay and I thank you for a wonderful experience in England. Your personal interest in our travels and research was much appreciated.

Please feel comfortable using us a reference for any future clients that might request references. I have attahed a letter to Ms. G. R recommending and complimenting your service to us.

If you ever travel to Tennessee, we would be happy to return the favor.

Best Regards."

Tennessee State Senator, USA

"Hi Ann and Chris,

Just had to contact you to say the holiday in the Cotswolds was fantastic. The accomodation was all very good - the Broadway Hotel and the Redesdale (Morton) were exceptional.

I was also amazed how efficient the taxis were for ourselves and the luggage. Your directions (maps etc.) were so easy to follow and we felt we could relax all the time. So, thanks so much for all the effort which must have gone into the organisation, we really appreciate it.

Kind regards"

C. H. UK

"Hi Ann / Chris,

Chris, we had a wonderful time. A few notes are attached with minor suggestions about directions. The snafu over lodging in Winchcombe was handled gracefully, and we think the Lion and Wesley House were actually a step up from the White Hart. We found excellent evening dining options along the way, and pub lunches were always available enroute.

Trust your wife and baby are doing well.

Best regards"

I. A., USA

"Hi Ann / Chris,

Just a quick note to say thanks immensely for everything. The maps, routes and information was a great help to making our visit to the Cotswolds a very enjoyable experience.

Best Regards"

J.M, United Kingdom

"Hi Christopher,

I would just like to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday & all the hotels that we stayed in were superb! Thankyou very much for arranging it all for us as we had a fabulous holiday staying in complete luxury. We loved the Cotswolds & would love to return again before too long.

We really enjoyed our anniversary stay at The Lords of the Manor, especially the exquisite meal in the restaurant. Thankyou again for sorting out such a special treat for us!

We won't hesitate to use your company & services again.

Regards"

Mr and Mrs K, England

"Hi Chris & Ann,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time! We loved the Cotswolds and especially loved ending our visit in the fabulous "Lords of the Manor". Thanks for all of your guidance and help in planning our trip.

Best regards"

M.D and friends, USA

"We are back from our English adventure and I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our Cotswold walking experience was. Everything went very smoothly and our B&B hosts were great"

Mr and Mrs L, USA

"We are back from our English adventure and I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our Cotswold walking experience was. Everything went very smoothly and our B&B hosts were great"

Mrs C.S, USA

Our Local Knowledge & Cotswolds Walks Expertise Is Second To None

At Cotswold Journeys, we specialise in:

  • Meticulously researched local routes & maps featuring the best Cotswolds walks & hiking vacations

  • Self-guided walking holidays with a range of custom experiences available, including your own private Cotswold cream tea in a stunning thatched cottage

  • Excellent Cotswolds accommodation including hotels, B&Bs & luxury inns

  • Luxury walks in the Cotswolds, including The Cotswold Way, as well as our ever popular Bath self-guided walking tour

  • Tailor-made Cotswold tours and bespoke holidays of all types for individuals and private groups, including angling tours in a river or lake

  • Self-guided cycling holidays to include maps, handpicked accommodation, luggage transfers & local support

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Cotswold Journeys offers independent walking tours, walking holidays & hiking vacations throughout The Cotswolds. With so many picturesque villages to discover, where will you walk?