Patagonia Parks & Wildlife

Excellent Trip - fantastic itinerary, beautifully sited hotels of a very good standard. Guides worked very well allowing for flexibility to fit in with our own interests and standards of fitness.

C Solomons | Sydney, Australia

Exploring the Cotswolds

Officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswold landscape is an entrancing mixture of parkland, cultivated fields with dry-stone walls of Jurassic limestone and patches of unspoiltwoodland. With almost all of the cottages, farmhouses and villages passed on the trail made of stone, the scenery blends with the structures creating a delightful fusion of natural and man-made beauty. About half of the trail, from Stratford-upon-Avon to Winchcombe, coincides with the Cotswold Way, a 102 mile long distance path that is claimed to be the best waymarked in England. Staying in a selection of handpicked B&Bs and guesthouses whose hosts welcome you each evening including the famous Pudding Club Hotel in Mickleton, this is a perfect introduction to walking in the English countryside.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Stratford, birthplace of William Shakespeare
DAY 2 Walk to Mickleton via Hidcote Gardens (5.5hrs)
DAY 3 Walk to Broadway via Chipping Campden Fish Hill (4hrs)
DAY 4 Walk to Blockley (6hrs)
DAY 5 Walk via Batsford and Lower Slaughter to Bourton on the Water (7hrs)
DAY 6 Walk to the tiny gem village of Guiting Power (4hrs)
DAY 7 Walk via Sudeley Castle to Winchcombe (6hrs)
DAY 8 Trip concludes

traveller reviews

We found this to be a wonderful relaxing holiday. We loved the rambling country walks - amongst the sheep and cows and crops. We also loved exploring lots of beautiful Cotswold villages. We'd highly recommended this holiday!

M. Maughan. Harvey, WA. Australia.

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Trip Code: UCO
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
Next Trip:  Daily from 02 Apr to 08 Oct
price: £570.00 GBP

Per Person

No local payments required
Options & Supplements*
Mickleton - Fri or Sat night supplement £ 20
Single Supplement £ 220

*Prices listed are per person

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