Day 1: Arrive Chipping Campden
Arrive at Moreton-in-Marsh train station and be transferred to either Cotswold House hotel or Charingworth Manor, just outside the village but in its own private gardens. Both hotels have a spa. Guided tour of the village (optional). 3 nights Chipping Campden
Day 2: Hidcote and Kiftsgate - 7 miles /11.2 km
Walk to one of England’s most famous gardens, Hidcote, with its garden rooms inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and created by American Major Lawrence Johnston. The neighbouring Kiftsgate gardens have been inspired by three generations of women gardeners. Walk or taxi back to Chipping Campden.
Day 3: Walk to Moreton-in-Marsh or visit Stratford-upon-Avon - 7¾ miles / 12.4 km
Walk to Moreton-in-Marsh via Bourton House garden, Batsford Arboretum or Sezincote House, 8 miles and transfer back. Bourton House and Sezincote are open Thursday and Friday only. Alternatively spend the day in Stratford-upon-Avon* and have a guided tour of the town (optional). Free afternoon to explore the town, take a river cruise or visit Shakespeare’s 5 Houses. Why not round off the day with an early dinner followed by a Shakespearean play.
Day 4: Upper and Lower Slaughter - 10 miles/ 16 km
Transfer to The Slaughters and do a 10 mile circular walk via Naunton for a pub lunch and then wander back through The Slaughters and overnight. Lords of the Manor or The Slaughters Country Inn, 2 nights.
Day 5: Circular walk in Bibury - 6 miles/ 9.6 km
Transfer to Bibury, described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England and do a choice of 6 mile circular walks. An alternative walk to Barnsley House to visit the gardens is also available. Transfer back to The Slaughters.
Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Depart after breakfast back to Moreton train station or book a private transfer to London/airport.