Cradle Mountain & the Walls of Jerusalem

My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.

We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.

Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!

So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.

Wayne and Simon C. | Mosman, 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 2 Apr to 22 Oct
price: £540.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
single supplement £ 210
Mickleton - Fri or Sat night supplement £ 20

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