The benefits of hill walking – it’s not just about the view from the top!

June 28, 2017 | Katharine

Here at Cotswold Journeys we clearly love a good walk but opinions always differ on our favourite type of Cotswold walk. Some of us love a gentle stroll through a breezy forest while others love hiking up a hill and soaking up the stunning view from the top. Let’s face it all forms of walking […]

The Health Benefits of Walking Holidays

June 23, 2017 | Christopher

So many of us love pulling on our hiking boots, getting outside and going on a good walk. There is something really special about being out in nature, taking in the sights and smells and getting some fresh air. However alongside the enjoyment we get from walking, did you know that there are actually lots […]

The Benefits of Walking in Later Life

June 11, 2017 | Katharine

Walking is so good for us all on so many levels; the great outdoors, the fresh air, the magnificent scenery and of course the calories burned. But walking in later life has been favoured as the best form of exercise and has an amazing impact on our minds, but why is this? Firstly there are […]

The 5 Hidden Gems of the Cotswolds

July 12, 2016 | admin

The Cotswolds attract nature lovers and walking enthusiasts from around the world, not to mention thousands of tourists looking to visit some of the most beautiful areas that England has to offer. There are so many historically rich and interesting places to visit that it’s hard to make your way to every single ‘must see’ […]

The Top 5 Picnic Spots in the Cotswolds

June 6, 2016 | admin

Hidcote Manor Garden

Regardless of the time of year, the Cotswolds are a delight to behold. However, summer really brings this gorgeous area of England to bright heights, with sun, blooming nature and bustling wildlife. The Cotswolds offer truly spectacular views with rolling hills, open skies, rivers and, more importantly for the avid picnic goer, an abundance of […]

Why your next holiday should be an active one!

April 26, 2016 | admin

It’s very easy to become complacent on holiday. Many of us tend to indulge in too much rich food whilst not doing very much in terms of exercise. However, there’s been a recent surge in people desperately seeking ways to keep active on their holidays, and what better way to do that then to book […]

A Walking Holiday in the Heart of the Cotswolds

March 24, 2016 | admin

There is plenty to discover in the heart of the Cotswolds, with each place offering a unique experience. Spring is a beautiful time to explore the Cotswolds by foot, so if you want to discover more about the best locations in the area, this walk could be the right choice: Moreton-in-Marsh Our Heart of the […]

What to do in the Cotswolds: Spring 2016

March 14, 2016 | admin


The Cotswolds thrives all year round, but the run up to summer brings some of the best entertainment in the area. Without further ado, here are some of the top activities, festivals and events to attend during your visit to the Cotswolds this spring: Easter Easter is just around the corner, and is a perfect […]

A Guide to Angling in the Cotswolds

January 14, 2016 | admin


Among the delightful cafe culture and picturesque rural landscape, the Cotswolds contains many lakes and river systems, some of which provide magnificent trout fly fishing and other fishing opportunities in both stillwater and running water environments. Some Cotswold rivers have been compared to the rich chalk streams of Hampshire. These lush rivers provide a perfect, […]

Top 5 Farmers Markets in the Cotswolds

September 2, 2015 | admin

As a productive agricultural area, the Cotswolds is the ideal place to sample local produce and there are many farmers’ markets dotted across the region in the various market towns and villages. From locally produced cheese to speciality sausages, there is an extraordinary range of quality food created here. Take a morning out to explore […]

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