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The Cotswold Triangle

From £340 per person based on 2 people sharing an en-suite room

DURATION: 4 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS

DISTANCE: 47¼ MILES/75.6 KM


GRADE: MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

You can depart from any of the three starting points subject to accommodation availability. The longer distances offer a greater challenge.

Add an extra night in Chipping Campden to visit Hidcote or Kiftsgate gardens? 

Upgraded accommodation available on request

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Stow © Nick Turner
For confident walkers who wish to stretch themselves that little bit further this is made for you. Longer walking distances mean you need to be fit and willing to walk for 7-8 hours a day to get the most from this walk. The scenery is stunning and a hearty breakfast sets you up for the day.

Day 1: Arrive in Winchcombe and overnight

Day 2: Winchcombe to Chipping Campden via Broadway - (17 miles/27.2 km)
The route takes you past the ruins of Hailes Abbey and on to the timeless beauty of Stanway and Stanton. Cross the lower slopes of the Cotswolds to the old coaching village of Broadway before the last climb to the Gothic folly of Broadway Tower and a gentle descent into Chipping Campden, perhaps the finest of Cotswold wool towns.

Day 3: Chipping Camden to Stow-on-the-Wold via Moreton-in-Marsh - (15¼ miles/24.4 km)
Walk through Broad Campden to Blockley and then via Batsford with its arboretum and falconry centre to Moreton-in-Marsh, straddling the Roman Fosse Way. On certain days of the week Bourton House gardens will be open as will the Moghul architecture of Sezincote House. Continue on through Longborough and Broadwell to Stow-on-the-Wold, with its fine square and antique shops.

Day 4: Stow-on-the-Wold to Winchcombe via Guiting Power - (15 miles/24 km)
Down to Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter and across the wolds to the perfect villages of Naunton and Guiting Power. Through woods and fields before the descent close to Sudeley Castle to return to Winchcombe.

Day 5:
Departure after breakfast.
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  • July 2016
    Jenny D., California, USA
    "We really enjoyed our CW. For us, a real highlight was seeing so much of the countryside and beautiful homes that we miss when driving. Everything went really well. The B&B choices were excellent. The instructions were great, especially once we figured out the logic and nature of the different paths (which only took us a few hours on the first morning). 15 miles a day was decent although I could barely lift my legs over styles at the end. We stopped every 2 hours or so for a coffee or snack so we walked from 9-530/6 each day. Averaging about 2 miles an hour. We got lucky - no rain, mostly clouds so not too sunny. A great experience and we felt well introduced to walking tours in the UK and will definitely do more."
  • June 2016
    Alan & Trisha H, Maryland, USA
    "I’ve been meaning to tell you what a great time we had doing the Cotswold Triangle, June 8-11.  The accommodations were very nice (all locations), the walks were fantastic, the weather was surprisingly nice (it is England of course), and we met many nice people along the way.  All in all, it couldn’t have been better, and I assume we were the ideal guests since we never once had to call or complain.  Thank you for the lovely job you did."
  • June 2014
    Rosmarie Wiesner
    "Our walking tour through the cotswolds was nearly the best holidays we ever had. The landscape is magnificent, the people very friendly, the B & B charming and the Pubs are a pleasure. Wolfgang enjoyed the ample choice of real ale and he was determined to taste as many as possible."
  • July 2013
    Gunn Haukdal - Norway
    "

    I just want to say thanks for all your help organizing our walking holiday in Cotswolds. We had a really good time. The places you book for us to stay were all very nice. Please say hi to June from us when you talk to her. She is a lovely person :-) It was a little misunderstanding regarding our late arrival the first night we stayed at her place, but it wasn't a big problem.

     The route notes you sent us were informative and helpful. The first day felt a bit longer than we expected, so we were quite tired when we arrived Chipping Camden. The other 2 days were easier. We concluded that 3 days with that long distances each day were suitable for us.

    The area we walked in was beautiful. We had no rain and the temperature was perfect for walking.

    We were impressed how well it is organized for walking tourism in England (or at least in Cotswold), with footpaths and signposting. 

    "
  • June 2013
    Michele Rast – Switzerland
    "

    My trip went smoothly - I enjoyed it very much! The last day from Stow-on-the-Wold to Winchcombe was the loveliest - I very much liked the woods, the little wooden alleys and the two Slaughters (I made a detour to see Lower Slaughter as well - which you could actually include in your booklet - it's not such a big thing to walk there and it's really worth it!). And Sudeley Castle was just fab - just for me they've organized a wedding reception so I could feel like being in a movie or something like it :-)

    "
  • May 2013
    Cathy Turner, Chicago, USA
    "Just wanted to say thanks for all your work in setting up our walk in the Cotswolds Triangle. Was a superb three days. Everything went to plan and all accommodation was good."
  • August 2012
    Judith Wenban, Kent, UK
    "Daily distances just right for us, leaving accommodation around 9am walking at a leisurely pace, stopping several times for liquid refreshments and spending a little time in each village and reaching our evening accommodation around 5pm. Our day 3 from Winchcombe to Chipping Campden was probably toughest in terms of steepness with ascents Hailes to Beckbury, upon leaving Buckland to Broadway Tower. Stow to Winchcombe on day 2 stands out with the varying landscapes of river, woods and descent through rolling countryside to Sudeley Castle. Passing through quaint pretty villages of Upper Slaughter, Naunton & Guiting Power and enjoying pints of locally brewed beer in The Black Horse Pub & The Farmers Arms Pub. I think only twice did we veer a short distances off course and had to retrace our steps these were in fields where the paths were difficult to follow. But this is all part of the experience and we always knew the general direction that we were heading."
  • July 2012
    Jenny and Frank Lalonde, BC, Canada
    "We loved our holiday, just loved it! We constantly remarked about how much work it must have taken to document all those hiking trails! Mindblowing! On top of that, your overall service was astoundingly good, from the friendly and helpful emails you sent answering our questions, to your offer to transfer us to the steam train, to the transfer of our luggage, to the provision of all the necessary maps and instructions to complete the walk. The accommodations you picked out for us were all top notch. All in all, we were extremely happy. My only complaint is I actually gained two pounds while on the walk, but I put that down to our daily visit to "the local pub" in some small, beautiful town (fish and chips are fattening). The countryside in southern England is, bar none, the most beautiful we have seen anywhere. Our breath was taken away over and over again .

    "
  • May 2012
    Chris Minchin, UK
    "Very good holiday, walking, accommodation and good breakfasts. Value for money and easy to follow route notes."
Key Points

This walk can start from any of the 3 locations on any day with trains to Moreton-in-Marsh for Chipping Campden and Stow-on-the-Wold and Cheltenham Spa for Winchcombe. Please see www.thetrainline.com  for fares and times. Timetables are normally published 3 months in advance. Taxi transfers can be arranged from either station or bus services are available from Moreton but not on a Sunday.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Up to date and easy to follow route notes and maps in a handy sized booklet. One set per 2 people.
  • A helpful and comprehensive information pack, including notes on where to eat and what to visit.  
  • Hand-picked, high quality, accommodation from B&B’s to luxury hotels with en-suite facilities. 
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • Upgraded accommodation available on request.
  • Door to door luggage services. 
  • Local knowledgeable support and assistance when you need it not just Monday - Friday, 9-5. 
WHEN TO GO
Any time of year but we suggest March to November. Departure on any day subject to accommodation availability.

REMEMBER - many of our walks can be shortened by using either public transport or taxis. We can also adapt these routes to suit the time you have available and your walking capabilities.
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