January 19, 2015 | stef
Here is the first of an occasional blog about Cleeve Hill. Cleeve, at 1086 feet, is the highest point of the Cotswolds and one of the highest of the south of England. It is unusual in that it is very flat at the top – like a plateau – and covers a wide area, […]
Visiting the Cotswolds in the Autumn and Winter
October 20, 2014 | admin
Every season has its high points and low points. Whilst the spring and summer may seem like the best times to visit the Cotswolds, that is to overlook the appeal of the other two seasons. The weather? A factor, of course, but given how unpredictable it has become it need not curtail enjoyment, because there […]
Excellent Cotswold Businesses – Man of Straw
March 7, 2014 | admin
As we have explained in an earlier post, the Cotswolds region, contrary to what many people expect, is not thatched-roof country – it is mostly limestone slate country. But there are thatched roofs here and there and they need repairing and replacing from time to time. This is skilled and challenging work; and so that […]
Excellent Cotswold Businesses – Ride a Cots(wold) Horse
January 7, 2014 | admin
The Cotswold region is ideal for horse riding. Criss-crossed with a network of bridle paths and quiet roads, much of it is accessible on horseback; and since in the region there is a long tradition of horse breeding and horsemanship in general, excellent riding schools and stables and possibilities for tuition of all kinds abound […]
Excellent Cotswold Businesses – ‘The Champignon Sauvage’
November 13, 2013 | admin
If there is one area of life in Britain that has changed radically in the last thirty years, it is food. When I consider that in my childhood it was thought of as acceptable for the average mid-range restaurant to serve ‘fruit cocktails’ from a tin; that a starter was almost invariably an uninspiring soup […]
William Shakespeare – A Cotswold Man?
September 24, 2013 | admin
Stratford-on-Avon is celebrated as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, one of the greatest of English playwrights. We all know that the authorship of the plays in question is much disputed but for the time being, at any rate, it is accepted that this son of a glover and of the scion of an affluent farming […]
Getting There – Maps & Things
August 7, 2013 | admin
This time, I thought I would go into a little detail about what we provide when you walk and cycle in the Cotswolds: those essentials that make sure you arrive at your destination safely each day. There are two vital components – route notes and maps. In theory one or the other might do at […]
July 12, 2013 | admin
Last month (June) a customer followed our walk in Bath and the surrounding area, which is at the very limits of the Cotswold region, and sent me a very nice letter saying how enjoyable it had all been but that there were a couple of places where the route was unclear – cue for us […]
The Call Of The Wild
June 17, 2013 | admin
One of our walking routes, ‘The Cotswold Grand Tour – an alternative to the Cotswold Way’, takes you into parts of the region that other routes cannot reach. The Cotswolds are not wild hills – this is farming country. But there are still remoter stretches which are really only accessible on foot, and that is […]
A Luxurious Cotswold Hotel
May 13, 2013 | admin
In the Cotswolds there is a wonderful array of hotels, some of which we feature on our website and which we use for our customers. In particular, there are several luxury hotels, among which a comparatively new contender has arisen – the Ellenborough Park. Located just outside Cheltenham at the base of Cleeve Hill – […]
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An eight night (or fewer if preferred) circular walking Holiday of the Cotswolds with shorter walking days.
A 5 night/4 day self-guided walking holiday that offers the best of the Cotswold experience – the most beautiful villages, the finest views and the most interesting places.
This Cotswold Journeys route includes the best parts of the Cotswold Way as well as some exceptional villages and landscapes that are not on the official route, including Northleach and Cirencester.
A 3 night/4 day self-guided easy walking holiday in the heart of William Morris country. Starting in Bibury, which Morris himself described as the ‘most beautiful village in England’.
We can offer any of our walking holidays on an upgrade or luxury basis by using the best hotels available in each place.
This tour takes in the beautiful towns and villages of the South Cotswolds such as Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Northleach & Painswick.
A five day walking holiday beginning and ending in Bath. It is best to commence this walking tour on a Sunday in order to secure accommodation in Bath.
This is a self-guided short break linking Moreton-in-Marsh with Broadway and including Chipping Campden and Batsford Arboretum. It is a delightful two-day walk, with three nights accommodation, in one of the loveliest parts of the Cotswolds.