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From £335 per person at The Painswick
Prices based on 2 people sharing an en-suite room (DBB)


DISTANCE: 14 miles / 22.4 km


Situated in the Painswick Valley these walks offer more hills than the northern Cotswolds and the village is a perfect setting with its 99 yew trees around the churchyard.
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The Butter market in Chipping Campden © Jo Ward

Day 1: Arrive in Painswick
Painswick is considered the 'Queen of the Cotswolds' with its village centre of tiny streets and cottages. St. Mary's Parish church stands pride of place at its centre surrounded by its ancient 99 yew trees and host to the traditional Clipping Ceremony each September. The local Rococo gardens are also worth a visit.

Day 2: Laurie Lee and a walk through the Slad Valley - (6½ miles/10.4 km)
Walk from Painswick through Laurie Lee Country. Laurie Lee lived in nearby Slad and his childhood memoir 'Cider With Rosie' has become a modern classic. The countryside here is still much as he would have known it in his boyhood.

Day 3: Painswick Beacon and the Washpool Valley - (7½ miles/12km)
This walks talks you to the Iron Age fort above Painswick which was a natural vantage point making it easier to defend and still offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The walk passes through woodland, valleys and by isolated farmhouses and offers an invigorating walk in this lesser known part of the Cotswolds.
Short break Painswick

Key Points

Price based on 2 nights and accommodation at The Painswick Hotel inc. DBB. The Falcon Inn is also available from £235 per person for 2 nights B&B accommodation, 2 dinners and comprehensive route notes.

Transfers can be arranged from Stroud train station or from any other UK location.

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