The Cotswolds Classic Guided Walking Tour

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6-8 miles per day




6 nights


Comfortable and Characterful hotels


From £1795

Walking Tour Overview

A six night Guided walking holiday through the finest scenery and villages of the area.

Accompanied by your knowlegeable guide you will stay in the beautiful villages of Chipping Campden & Bourton on the Water and explore various walks and villages each day.

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  • Carefully selected accommodation at which to stay.
  • Average daily walking: 6-8 miles.
  • Soaking up the history of the area.
  • Charming and pretty villages with honey coloured limestone cottages
  • Fine views of the rolling hills, meadows, farmland and woodland that makes the area so beautiful.

Key Information

  • From £1795.00 per person based on 2 people sharing. Upgrades to alternative accommodation possible for supplement.

  • Single supplement £480.00

What’s Included

  • 6 nights B&B accommodation with private bathrooms.
  • 5 lunches and 4 evening meals
  • Luggage transportation where required
  • Transportation where required in the itinerary
  • Guide
  • Local back-up.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive & Overnight at hotel in Chipping Campden

Arrive in Chipping Campden for overnight, meet with your guide for a briefing and then enjoy a group meal at the hotel in the evening.

Day 2: Hailes Abbey to Broadway (7 miles)

Transfer from Chipping Campden to Hailes Abbey. Follow the pilgrims’ route to Hailes Abbey, then over the hills to Jacobean Stanway House, with its magnificent gatehouse and medieval tithe barn and on to idyllic Stanton. Arrive at the coaching village of Broadway, where an array of fine houses and inns flank the ‘broad way’.Transfer back to Chipping Campden for overnight

Day 3: Broadway to Chipping Campden via Broadway Tower (4.5 miles)

Broadway to Chipping Campden (4.5 miles/7 km) Walk up to Broadway Tower, the 18th century folly from where there are fine views across the vale before descending to Chipping Campden, the loveliest of all Cotswold villages, with its covered market place, beautiful ‘wool’ church, almshouses and silversmith. Overnight in Chipping Campden.

Day 4: Broadwell to Bourton on the Water – (7 miles)

Transfer to Broadwell, walk across the high wolds to Stow-on-the-Wold, complete with village stocks and picturesque square, via the fantastic Mogul manor house at Sezincote and a number of pretty hamlets. And then down via The pretty village of Lower Slaughter to Bourton on the Water and your hotel for the next 3 nights.

Day 5: Winchcombe circular walk (8 miles)

Starting and finishing in the ancient Saxon capital of Winchcombe, close to Sudeley Castle, last resting place of Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife. This walk takes you up to the ancient burial mound of Belas Knap before continuing on to Cleeve Hill on the edge of the escarpment with commanding views to the West and towards Wales.Transfer back Bourton on the Water for overnight

Day 6: Transfer to Bibury, to do a circular walk (8 miles)

Start in Bibury, known for its picturesque Arlington Row cottages and the River Coln. The circular walk takes you through peaceful countryside landscapes, passing by rolling hills, meadows, and babbling streams.
Encounter classic Cotswold stone villages like Ablington and Coln St. Aldwyns, showcasing traditional architecture and local charmand enjoy views of lush greenery, historic churches, and perhaps even spot local wildlife along the way.

Day 7: Departure

 After a final breakfast the tur finishes and it is an onward departure from the tour.

Tour Grading

  • Distance: 38 miles. Average daily distance: 8 miles.
  • This tour is of easy/moderate difficulty.
  • Longest day 8 miles 

  • Shortest day 7 miles

Tour Gallery


There are different categories of accommodation available from B&B accommodation to Village Inns to small & luxury hotels. Ensuite rooms are booked where possible, in some B&B’s a private bathroom may be necessary.

B&B accommodation is generally in guesthouses, often private residences where some of the rooms are used for guests. They are also often smaller in size than Inns or hotels. All of our selected B&Bs will give you a warm welcome with a hearty breakfast for you in the morning. Because these are often private residences, there may not be the facilities you would expect to find in dedicated accommodation establishments. And they do not generally have options for dining in the evening.

Village Inns are generally larger, they may cater for only guests or they may also be a pub which also has guest rooms. They generally tend to have more in the way of facilities and have some kind of bar or dining options and are generally larger establishments than B&B’s

Hotels are usually the biggest of the establishments that we use and are more dedicated just to accommodation than B&B’s or Inns. There is a wide variety of hotels in The Cotswolds ranging from small hotels, to hotels with restaurants, to award winning luxury hotels.

Travel Information

Arriving By Train:

The Cotswolds are at the heart of the British rail network. Direct trains travel from London Paddington to Bath Spa frequently.

Arriving By Plane:

Nearest airport: Bristol Airport, 20 miles (32km).

Other nearby airports: London Heathrow: (100 miles), Birmingham Airport (106.3 miles). From London Heathrow, you can take the Heathrow Express train directly to London Paddington from where you can then take a direct train to Bath Spa (takes 1 hour and 30 minutes).

We are happy to arrange private transfers to you starting accommodation, please contact us for further details.


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