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6 night/ 5 day Luxury Tour

From £825 per person based on 2 people sharing an en-suite room and start on any day

DURATION: 6 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS

DISTANCE: 38 MILES / 60.8 km

GRADE: EASY TO MODERATE

A longer luxury walking tour but offering the same level of comfort with the added bonus of Winchcombe and the chance to walk along the Cotswold Way. Fabulous food and scenery make this a great introduction to the Cotswolds.

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The Butter market in Chipping Campden © Jo Ward

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)


Day 2: Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens 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 and the neighbouring Kiftsgate gardens inspired by 3 generations of women gardeners. A guided tour of the gardens can be arranged on request. Walk or taxi back to Chipping Campden. Possibility to visit Stratford-upon-Avon to take in a play (www.rsc.org.uk


Day 3: Broadway to Winchcombe - 9 or 11 miles/14.4 or 17.6 km

Transfer to Broadway via Broadway Tower and walk to Winchcombe via Stanton and Stanway, 11¼ miles or less and transfer to The Slaughters Country Inn or The Lords of the Manor hotel for 2 nights.


Day 4:Upper or Lower Slaughter - 10 miles/16 km
Enjoy a 10 mile circular walking along the Windrush Way via Naunton for a pub lunch and then wander back through the Slaughters along the Warden's Way.

Day 5: Transfer to Bibury

Transfer to Bibury, described by William Morris as "the most beautiful village in England" and choose between 3 different walks of 6 miles each. Overnight for 2 nights at the Swan hotel, Barnsley House hotel or transfer to the King's Head in Cirencester.


Day 6: Walks in Bibury or visit Cirencester

Walking in Bibury and spend the afternoon in Cirencester visiting the award winning Corinium museum. Cirencester was the 2nd biggest Roman city outside of London and its charming winding streets make it an ideal place to explore. Transfer back to Bibury and overnight.


Day 7:
Depart after breakfast by taxi to Kemble station or book a private transfer back to London/airport.
6 night luxury


  • June 2014
    Lynne Madison - CA, USA
    "Our trip with you was absolutely splendid!! Thank you for your incredible attention to detail and personal care. We enjoyed every hike immensely and all of the accommodations were excellent and very charming. I have already recommended your company to several friends. You are the best! "
  • May 2014
    Joan Miles and Cliff Bob
    "We are back in Pittsburgh now, reflecting back on our lovely time in the Cotswolds. Thank you again for arranging such a beautiful trip for us, and also for the book, the wine and the help finding new boots! We will be sure to recommend Cotswolds Walks to our friends. Best regards, Joan Miles and Cliff Bob "
  • May 2014
    Ted Copland - Florida
    "Andrew, Please let us know if we can ever help with a positive reference. It may seem as if we didn't live up to our walking expectations, but we had a wonderful time and the rest we needed with the colds we had picked up. The accommodations were perfect, Paul and Andrew/Samantha were gracious and helpful...I think we ended up changing every single ride you had planned except the last one to the train station. We look forward to another trip to the Cotswolds. Just a note: you were a big part of our experience. From the very first you created an air of confidence and competence and you were kind and gracious with every question we asked. Judy has worked for an adventure travel company for many years and she knows how important the local agent is to success. Thanks for all you did. Ted Copland"
  • July 2013
    Ted Knowles – Australia
    "

    Our visit to the Cotswolds went quite successfully. I was somewhat hampered by a recurrence of knee pain which led to some curtailment.

    We had spectacular weather and did not need the wet weather gear or the hiking boots that we had brought.

    We delighted in everything – the fields, the farms we went through, the people to whom we spoke, the many churches through which we looked and walked around.

    All 3 B&Bs were beautiful and the owners – Sarah and Peter, Jenny and Garry and Jane and David – were so pleasant, helpful and welcoming. The transfer of bags went smoothly (sorry that we just missed seeing you at 1 Silk Mill Lane), the taxis you arranged were easily contactable and the drivers were friendly and obliging. A special word for Andrew Hope – a really nice gentleman.

    As to highlights we would point to Chipping Camden (with its picturesque High Street, possibly the best preserved of all and with a lovely church), Hidcote and Kiftsgate Gardens, Stanton (a gem – thanks for recommending The Mount Inn, wonderful for a lunch break), Hailes Abbey (had the best audio program we encountered on our 5 weeks in the UK), the Slaughters, Sudeley Castle. Bourton-on-the Water was charming but a bit busy with tourist buses etc.


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  • July 2013
    Jack Jones - Mexico
    "

    Andrew great job on arranging the trip and then accommodating the several new transfers and hotel bookings needed when my companion became ill and we lost a day. As you know she recovered in time for you to arrange the side trip to Chedworth Villa and Stonehenge. You did a great job. I have attached a restaurant garden picture of the Mediterranean Café in Chipping Camden where we had the most enjoyable and memorable meal of the trip. There 8 different colored flowers in that small garden.

    Many thanks for a great walking trip through the Cotswolds staying at the best of the luxury hotels and spas

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Key Points

Price based on Sunday night start and a standard double or twin en-suite room at the Cotswold House hotel, Slaughters Country Inn and Swan hotel: Price £805 per person for 6 nights B&B accommodation, luggage and people transfers as listed and comprehensive route notes. Upgraded room options can be arranged upon request. 


A guided walking tour of Chipping Campden can be arranged on request either privately or as part of a group tour.


Friday and Saturday night stays in Bibury during the summer months can be difficult due to weddings and exclusive use of the hotels. 

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