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The Windrush Way

From £285 per person based on 2 people an en-suite room and start any day




A great short break option combing two longer walks along the Windrush and Warden's Way.

Upgraded accommodation available
Windrush Way
Windrush Way © Nick Turner
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. 

Day 4:
Depart after breakfast.
Windrush Way Map

Key Points

Bourton-on-the-Water can be reached from Moreton-in-Marsh train station which has direct links to London Paddington.

  • Up to date and easy to follow route notes and maps. 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.


Any time of year but we suggest March to November. Depart 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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