Cotswolds Interlude: A Short Break
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10.5 – 13.5 miles (16 – 20 km) per day
B&B Accommodation, Village Inns & Luxury Hosetls
Walking Tour Overview
A self-guided interlude through classic Cotswolds.
This is a self-guided short break linking Moreton-in-Marsh, with its direct rail link to Oxford and London, with Broadway, passing through a fascinating variety of landscapes and villages, including Snowshill and Chipping Campden. It is a delightful two-day walk, with three nights accommodation, in one of the loveliest parts of the Cotswolds. Leave any day you like.
From Moreton, pass through pretty Longborough, with its pub, community store and cafe, and strong connections with the Opera at Banks Fee and so to the villages of the high wolds, including Snowshill, home to the eccentric collection at Snowshill Manor, before descending to Broadway. On day two go up to Broadway Tower, and walk down to Chipping Campden, perhaps the loveliest of Cotswold small towns, before going on to Blockley, Batsford with its arboretum and falconry centre and so to Moreton.
This classic walk can include extra nights and extra walks if required. Walks can also be shortened with transfers – please ask.
- You pass Broadway Tower, one of the great Cotswold landmarks.
- Carefully selected accommodation at which to stay.
- Batsford with its arboretum and falconry centre.
- Soaking up the history of the area.
- Appreciate a well earned rest at one of the traditional country pubs in the area
From £410.00 per person based on 2 people sharing.
Upgrades to alternative accommodation possible for supplementary payment.
- Best time to go: March – September
- 3 nights B&B accommodation with private bathrooms.
- Luggage transportation each walking day.
- Route notes & maps.
- Local back-up.
*Upgraded accommodation is available upon request, please ask for a quote.
Day 1: Arrive Moreton-in-Marsh
Your route notes and maps will await you at your accommodation here, a market town on the old Fosse Way. Overnight in Moreton.
Day 2: Walk Moreton to Broadway (22km - 10.5 miles)
A classic route taking you through Longborough and Snowshill to finally reach Broadway, which boasts some of the finest Cotswold vernacular architecture in the region. Overnight Broadway.
Day 3: Walk Broadway to Moreton-in-Marsh (10.5 miles – 17 km)
You pass Broadway Tower, one of the great Cotswold landmarks, on the way to Chipping Campden, with its magnificent wool church; its silversmith with links to the Arts & Crafts Movement; and its gorgeous high street. Then to Blockley and a slow descent towards Moreton passing the entrance to Batsford Arboretum and Falconry, definitely worth a visit. Overnight Moreton. 17 kms/10.5 miles.
Day 4: Departure
Departure after breakfast.
- Distance: 24 miles (39 kms).
- Duration: 3 nights, 2 days walking.
- Maximum/minimum daily distances: 13.5 miles (22 km) / 10.5 miles (172 km).
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.
Arriving By Train:
The Cotswolds are at the heart of the British rail network. Direct trains travel from London Paddington to Moreton-in-Marsh frequently.
Arriving By Plane:
Nearest airport: Birmingham Airport (54.1km).
Other nearby airports: Bristol Airport (97.6km), London Heathrow: (164km). From London Heathrow, you can take the Heathrow Express train directly to London Paddington from where you can then take a direct train to Moreton in Marsh
We are happy to arrange private transfers to you starting accommodation, please contact us for futher details.
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A 5-night self-guided classic walking holiday with accommodation in manors and luxury hotels