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 and more. The Cotswolds is just unbelievably rich in local culture and tradition.

Why choose our Cotswold walking holidays?

We offer a range of walking trips in this area. Choose between guided and self-led options, short trips or longer tours, classic quality or luxury accommodation. You can also combine a visit to the area with stays in London or Stratford, or let us design a bespoke tour to suit your own requirements. Just drop us a line and we'd be happy to help.

With over 25 years of experience, The Carter Company's routes are carefully crafted by our team who are passionate about sharing the best of the area through our itineraries. In addition to the headline attractions, our tours also give you the chance to discover the local secrets of The Cotswolds, which most tourists never get to see. Along with your route directions (or guide), you will also receive a Carter Company Adventure Handbook, which is brimming with our knowledge of the history and culture of the area and our insider tips collated over the years through conversations with locals, so you leave feeling like you've seen a truly authentic side of the area.

Our insider tips for The Cotswolds:

-Hidcote Manor Gardens
-Sudeley Castle
-Daylesford Organic Farm Shop
-The Wild Rabbit in Kingham