Each day's walk offers something different from wooded valleys, open farmland and limestone cottages. Panoramic views coming down into Winchcombe and meandering along the banks of the Windrush River make for the end to 2 perfect days of walking.
Day 1: Arrive in Bourton-on-the-Water and overnight - nearest train station is Moreton-in-Marsh or Cheltenham Spa
There is much to enjoy in the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', not least the River Windrush and the succession of little stone bridges.
Day 2: Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe - (13 miles/21 km)
A lovely route through Lower Slaughter, with its mill, and Upper Slaughter with its ford. Continue through the pretty villages of Naunton and Guiting Power (both with good pubs), before passing close to Sudeley Lodge where George III paused on his journey from Cheltenham as you descend into Winchcombe.
Day 3: Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water - (13 miles/21 km)
The return route takes you back past Sudeley Castle and then up to the Cotswold escarpment and onto the old Salt Way. Continue to Hawling, then pass the sites of vanished medieval villages before rejoining the Windrush as it burbles into Bourton.
Depart after breakfast.