Walking holidays in The Cotswolds

Discover a more authentic side to the Cotswolds on our walking holidays. If you’re looking to see a slice of quintessential England, we can’t recommend The Cotswolds highly enough. The walking is outstanding - wind your way alongside rivers and streams, up and down dales, through sheltered villages, charming woodland and dramatic views. The area is full of walking trails and is unsurprisingly popular with hikers because it is completely unspoilt and stunningly beautiful - in fact it is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

And that’s just the walking! En route, you can expect to discover an array of cosy English pubs serving locally-brewed ales and home-made organic food sourced from the nearby farms, world-class restaurants, authentic farm shops, some of Britain’s most famous gardens, historic houses and palaces, wonderful boutique hotels and more. The Cotswolds is just unbelievably rich in local culture and tradition.


Our Cotswolds highlights

Hart's

See Hart’s Silversmiths at work - the last family business of the Guild of Handicraft workshop in Chipping Campden closely linked to the Arts and Crafts movement.

Included in our Hand-picked Cotswolds holiday

Broadway Tower

A folly conceived by Capability Brown at the top of the Cotswolds escarpment. Climb to the roof for a view over 16 counties.

Included in our Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds holiday

Anne Hathaway's home

500 year old cottage where Shakespeare’s wife Anne was born. Originally a farmhouse, it was bought by her grandfather, a tenant sheep farmer,

Included in our An amble around London and the Cotswolds holiday

Sudeley castle

A family home with 1000 years of royal history. Henry VIII’s last queen lived, died and is buried here in the award winning gardens. A real gem.

Included in our Potter and paint in the Cotswolds holiday

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history and home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family.

Included in our Culture, countryside and couture holiday

Painswick

A classic Cotswold village with 14th century houses and 2 donkey doors wide enough for panniered donkeys who carried wool from the mills along the valleys.

Included in our The Cotswold Way holiday


Our Cotswolds Walking holidays


  1. Culture, countryside and couture

    This wonderful winter walking tour is a feast for all the senses whether you are a connoisseur of history, culture, wildlife or the more material…

    From £750

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / Oxford

  2. Potter and paint in the Cotswolds

    Spend a wonderful winter short break in the glorious Cotswolds and combine countryside walks with a little history and the chance to develop…

    From £720

    Gentle / 4 or 5 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  3. The Cotswold Way

    Tracing its way through the heart of England from the pretty market town of Chipping Campden to the splendours of Regency Bath, the 102 mile…

    From £3,920

    Not so gentle / 8 nights + / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  4. Ramble and ride in the Cotswolds

    This tour combines walking and cycling and enables you to enjoy the full variety of the magical Cotswolds area with its beautiful hills and picture…

    From £1,270

    Gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  5. An amble around London and the Cotswolds

    This tour combines a three night stay in London with idyllic walking in the Cotswolds and exploring Shakespeare's world in Stratford - three…

    From £1,330

    Not so gentle / 6 or 7 nights / Self-guided / The Cotswolds

  6. Hand-picked Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds are defined by rolling hills with magical views, idyllic scarp foot villages and lush valleys dotted with honey coloured stone…

    From £790

    Not so gentle / Many durations / Self-guided / The Cotswolds


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