Day 1: Arrive in the most beautiful of Cotswold towns, Chipping Campden. Your route notes and maps will await you at your accommodation. Overnight Chipping Campden.
Day 2: Chipping Campden to Winchcombe – Distance 20 miles. From Campden a route of typical Cotswold villages and gorgeous countryside. Broadway Tower; Snowshill with its fascinating museum; and the quintessential Cotswold villages of Stanway and Stanton. Finally, the ancient Saxon village of Winchcombe, home to Sudeley Castle, for overnight.
Day 3: Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water – Distance approximately 22 Miles. Today, leave Winchcombe along back roads to pass through the area around the beautifully-named Guiting Power, then close to Stow-on-the-Wold. Descend to Lower Slaughter with its working mill and so to Bourton, where you stay for the next two nights.
Day 4: Bourton-on-the-Water to Coln St. Aldwyns to Bourton-on-the-Water – Distance approximately 30 Miles. This circular route takes you through the deepest Cotswolds and a host of unsung but gorgeous villages along the River Windrush, as well as options for Northleach, Coln St. Aldwyns, Burford and Bibury, famously called by William Morris ‘the most beautiful village in England’. Pass close to Chedworth Roman Villa before returning to Bourton-on-the-Water for overnight.
Day 5: Bourton-on-the-Water to Chipping Campden – Distance approximately 28 Miles Head for Adlestrop, immortalised in the poem by Edward Thomas and then follow quiet lanes to Moreton-in-Marsh where you can either rendez-vous at the railway station to collect your luggage OR continue on to Chipping Campden for overnight.
Day 6: (if taking optional fifth night): Departure after breakfast.