Bath & Cotswold – a self-guided walk through classic Cotswolds:
Bath, with its classical Georgian architecture, crowned by the magnificent Royal Circus and Royal Crescent, is recognised as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is one of only very few complete European cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, of course, as Aquae Sulis, it was an important Roman resort.
Overnight in Bath
Bath to Bradford-on-Avon – 20kms/12.5miles
Start from central Bath and walk to Sham Castle, overlooking the whole city. Then over the Dundas Aquaduct to Freshford and Farleigh Hungerford, complete with medieval castle. Passing the magnificent tithe barn at Barton Farm brings you to Bradford-on-Avon, one of the loveliest small towns in Britain with picturesque 17th century bridge, Georgian townhouses and a complete Saxon church. Overnight Bradford-on-Avon.
Bradford to Lacock – 21kms/13miles
Walk across rolling countryside to pretty Monkton Farleigh, and then, with fine views of the Wiltshire Downs, or the Wiltshire Cotswolds, and Bath, continue to the small town of Box. Corsham is noted for Corsham Court, an Elizabethan mansion housing a fine art collection. Thence to Lacock, an exquisite village frozen in time much used for films and movies, for overnight (2 nights in Lacock).
Lacock to Castle Combe to Lacock – 19kms/10miles
Walk to Castle Combe, one of the best known of Cotswold villages, with its famous bridge and stream. Transfer back to Lacock for overnight. (Overnight in Castle Combe on request)
Castle Combe to Bath – 21kms/13 miles
Transfer back to Castle Combe to walk the luminous St. Catherine Valley to Bath Easton from where you have the choice of taking a bus into the centre of Bath or walking along the Avon to complete your journey. Overnight Bath.
Mr and Mrs L, USA
“We are back from our English adventure and I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our Cotswold walking experience was. Everything went very smoothly and our B&B hosts were great”
Mr and Mrs S, USA
“Our cheers and gratitude to you. We had a wonderful, wonderful time…”
£425 per person based on 2 people sharing. Upgrades to alternative accommodation possible for supplementary payment.
5 nights B and B with private bathrooms, luggage transportation each walking day, transfers on days 4 and 5, route notes and maps, local back-up.
This classic walk can include extra or fewer nights if required - Please Ask