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Tailor Made Walking Tours

Let us plan your ideal vacation based on your budget and special interests. You can walk as far as or near as you wish and have rest days built in to do side trips to different attractions. There is fabulous food to be enjoyed and wonderful gardens to be admired.  Our knowledge of the area and a vast experience of putting together specialist tours for groups or individuals will help to make this more than just a fabulous walk in the English countryside.


Prices will depend on your own budget.


The duration, distance and grade of your walks is entirely up to you.

Tailor Made Walking Tours

Here is an example of a tailor made itinerary:


TAILOR MADE WALKING TOUR

Day 1: Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon

Arrive in Stratford-upon-Avon and check-in at Alveston Manor and overnight.


Day 2: Visit Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens

Transfer to Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens and walk to Chipping Campden, 3¼ miles and overnight.


Day 3: Walk to Moreton-in-Marsh

Walk to Moreton-in-Marsh via Blockley and Batsford Arboretum, 7¾ miles and overnight.


Day 4: Walk to Bourton-on-the-Water via Stow-on-the Wold

Walk to Bourton-on-the Water 13 miles.


Day 5: Circular walks in Bibury

Transfer to Bibury and have a choice of one of two circular walks - both 6 miles and overnight in Bibury.


Day 6: Walk to Cirencester via Northleach

Transfer to Northleach and walk to Cirencester via Chedworth Roman Villa, 15½ miles and overnight.


Day 7: Cirencester

Explore Cirencester and depart.

  • June 2019
    GABRIEL L.
    "
    My father and I had an absolutely stellar experience with Cotswold Walks! The communication was terrific throughout our booking process, and logistically, our experience getting from inn to inn and finding our luggage and rooms waiting for us was flawless. The maps and route notes were crystal clear and we didn't get lost once during our three days of walking. The routes chosen for us were delightful, jaw-droppingly picturesque, and had the perfect amount of adventure. We are already looking forward to booking with Cotswold Walks again in the near future and bringing more of the family with us! Thank you Cotswold Walks!"
  • June 2019
    WILLIAM O.
    "
    I just wanted you to know that we really enjoyed our hiking holiday. We had several “wow” moments on our walks. Loved Blockley. My fellow Fr. Brown fans are very jealous. The gardens at Hidcote were beautiful as well as the open garden tours in Chipping Campden. We made a few wrong turns here and there (mostly due to operator error). The downloaded maps on the cell phone were very useful."
  • May 2019
    RACHEL S.
    "
    We were 100% happy with our Cotswold walking holiday, and are highly recommending your service to our friends and family.
    It was the perfect trip and exceeded all expectations. We had said we wanted to walk about 20km a day at a medium level of difficulty, and to stay in 4-star accommodation in the heart of the villages, and that’s exactly what we got from the itinerary put together for us. We loved every single place we walked through and stayed at, so would recommend our entire itinerary. The walks recommended to us, which mainly followed The Heart of England Way, starting at Chipping Campden and ending in Bath, were unbelievably beautiful. We spent eight wonderful days surrounded by nature at its best. The English countryside really is heavenly. We also rate very highly the dining opportunities in all of the places we stayed. The food was fresh, seasonal and delicious! It was the best holiday experience we’ve ever had. Thank you so much!"
  • March 2019
    NAOMI G.
    "
    We had a wonderful time and would recommend your organization to others. I was impressed with how flexible you were, changing the itinerary for us as we made our decisions, adding biking day etc."
  • September 2018
    CHRISTOPHER JACKSON
    "

    I wanted to send a quick note expressing my appreciation for everything you did in making our Cotswolds adventures a success.  It was truly a wonderful vacation in a very special part of the world, and we would not have enjoyed it nearly so much had you not made the arrangements.  Many thanks.

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  • September 2018
    HARRIET DICICCO
    "

    We had an interesting trip this fall to the Cotswolds. Andrew did a great job setting up our self-guided trip, and everything went like clockwork. His company is priced well and is very trustworthy.

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  • October 2017
    Nell Connors
    "

    Thank you for arranging our wonderful Cotswold adventure. Such service! We followed the detailed walking directions and the maps in the booklet and only got off track a couple times for a very short distance. We had downloaded the map onto our phones, but didn't really need it. The walks were beautiful and each one was a bit different, which added to the adventure. We treasured our afternoon sitting in the pub playing bridge with the dogs and babies and locals gathered around. Just a perfect place with the friendliest people and situated ideally. We had wonderful experiences in both tea rooms, the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for arranging everything for us. We very much appreciated your attention to detail and quick follow-up to our many questions. You live in a beautiful part of the world! We're jealous!

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  • September 2017
    Susan Mackay – Seattle, USA
    "

    We are so impressed with your directions. They had just the right amount of detail and were always spot on.  We had no idea that the route would be as complicated as it is. In the US the trails are so few and far between that there is rarely a question of which path to take.  We feel as if we are on a treasure hunt. Thanks for your help and excellent planning!

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  • September 2017
    Judy Gordon - California, USA
    "

    The inns/hotels were very nice. All the drivers you recommended were excellent. Luggage pickup/drop-off worked great. Written instructions to make sure the maps are installed on a mobile device could have been really helpful. The trail guides in the book were better than the Bibury and Slaughter loops. One of the things you might want to understand is the experience level of your hikers. I think that Cathy and I would both have told you that we were fit, but more of a beginner level in hiking with maps. Both of us had the expectation that following the trail directions was going to be easier than it was. Overall, it was a really good trip and we saw many beautiful landscapes, vistas, and villages. I know that I will retain great memories and thanks for setting this up for us.


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  • August 2017
    Maura & Andy Conlon-McIvor
    "

    Oh, we had a wonderful time hiking the Cotswolds - and thanks to you for everything you did to ensure our trip was nothing but enjoyable! The maps were beyond fabulous (!), all the places we stayed were lovely and the shuttling of suitcases from place to place went without a hitch. We are truly enamoured with England with these national footpaths. A new rhythm of life becomes possible when doing such a long walking trip, through the farmers fields, into the villages, all the gates passed through, the churches/museums visited along the way. We are hooked!  We also enjoyed the trips out to Highgrove Gardens, thanks for that suggestion and to Blenheim Palace, of course.

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  • August 2017
    Kathleen Allen – Greenville, USA
    "

    Thank you for an absolutely great walk in the Cotswolds. The inns and hotels you selected were comfortable, accommodating and conveniently located, many were historical in their own right.  The information you provided for the daily walks was helpful and for the most part kept us on target and on trail. IT took us a few days to become comfortable following directions, but we got better the farther along we went.  Phil at Claremont cars was a saint keeping up with all our transportation needs and changes we required as we walked.  The play in Stratford-upon-Avon couldn't have been funnier and the accommodation in Oxford was a great choice.  Thanks for everything.


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  • August 2017
    Bill & Mary Lou Mellish - Missouri, USA
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    We really appreciated the walking guide book you provided. We talked with a few walkers on the way who were using a different provider.  Some had a text only based guide.  Your text, map, occasional picture guide was vastly better (we did get lost a few times but always figured things out). The bag move was always seamless and wonderful. Next of course are the inns. It was interesting in the differences between each property. We found that it was best not to contrast and compare but to accept and enjoy each property on its own. Because breakfast was provided it was an immediate strong point of the walk. Each property did it a little differently, but it was always a tasty and filling start for the day. We would happily recommend Cotswold Walks to anyone.

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  • June 2017
    Carrie Chalmers
    "

    I just wanted to write and tell you what a fabulous trip we had and the tour was the highlight. The walking combined with the gardens made for a travel experience unlike anything I have done before. I feel like I came to see the land in a much more memorable and meaningful way than my more conventional travels. I can't imagine traveling any other way now! Your tour of the open house gardens was so special and enjoyable. It was a wonderful contrast to the big estates and National Trust properties. Thank you both for such a special extension to the tour. It was a perfect trip and I am thoroughly in love with England. 

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  • June 2017
    Gretchen & Ed Ezaki
    "

    Thank you for setting up our Cotswold walk. Everything was perfect, even the weather! The accommodations were comfortable and full of charm. The hikes were beautiful and refreshing without being too strenuous for a couple of middle-aged Americans. Your maps and directions were easy to follow. Bag transfers went smoothly. Overall, perfect.

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  • May 2017
    Olaf Andersson - Sweden
    "

    Just back after a lovely couple of days in the Cotswolds. Everything went like clockwork - again! The walk from Guiting Power via Temple Guiting, Ford and Snowshill and on to Stanton was one of the best stretches with beautiful views and not too many hills. We are already planning next years trip.

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  • April 2017
    John & Jan Van Dreese - Minnesota, USA
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    I want to pass along our thanks and tell you how much we both enjoyed the itinerary you planned for us. Each walk was well mapped and just the right length. The lodges you arranged for us were all welcoming and comfortable. We’ll both recommend your services and look forward to an opportunity to book with you again soon!


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