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


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


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


Crisscrossed by valleys and streams, the Cotswolds hold many ancient stone coloured bridges of all shapes and sizes. There are 5 in Bourton on Water.

Included in our Ramble and ride in 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 The Cotswold Way 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 Hand-picked Cotswolds holiday

Our Cotswolds Walking holidays