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Cotswold Walks offers a range of themed guided tours to deliver a unique insight into some of the very best sites and scenes the Cotswolds has to offer, including Arts and Crafts, Scenic Cotswolds, Cotswold Gardens and Cotswold Treasures tours. Each of our guided tours is led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides – all locals who live, work and walk the Cotswolds year-round. Find out more about our guided walks in this blog post. [See more]

Thursday, November 7th 2013

Introducing Amanda Patton

Amanda Patton will be leading our 2014 Cotswold Garden Tour and has written this post for us. I’m delighted to be able to tell you that I’ve been working with Cotswold Walks to design a tour of Cotswold gardens for next June. The tour will focus on the work of selected 20th century garden designers so that these gardens are seen in their historical context rather than just as something ‘pretty’. Because of the huge social changes that took place in the early 20th century, the way people use, and think of, gardens has changed from being a playground for the rich, requiring large teams of gardeners, to something which pretty much everyone would aspire to in some form. The more technical our lives have become, the more we crave connection with nature, even if it’s just growing a window box of herbs. >>> [See more]

What was in the air in the Cotswolds, late nineteenth/early twenties century? Something was drawing talented people to this beautiful landscape and it might have been the hankering after a rural idyll that has the same effect today. William Morris, Francis David Millet, Henry James, Oscar Wilde, John Singer Sargent and Edward Burne Jones were just some of the artists that collected in this unspoilt corner of England. But why? >>> [See more]