- Discovering the typically English countryside
- Walking parts of the Cotswold Way
- Enjoying the flexibility of walking with a daypack from village to village
- Experiencing the hospitality in the warm family run B&B’s and guesthouses
A week long walk in the picturesque Cotswolds of southern England. This holiday is intended to appeal to those who want a gentle introduction to walking in the English countryside; the Cotswold’s are hilly rather than mountainous - the highest point being little more than 1000 feet above sea level. Officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswold landscape is an entrancing mixture of parkland, cultivated fields with dry-stone walls of Jurassic limestone, and patches of unspoilt woodland. Stone-built, also, are almost all the cottages, farmhouses, villages, and small towns that our route passes. About half of our itinerary, around 50 miles (from Stratford-upon-Avon to Winchcombe), coincides with the Cotswold Way, a 102 mile Long Distance Path that is claimed to be the best waymarked in England.
Day 1 : Arrive Stratford-upon-Avon
Day 2 : Walk to Mickleton via Hidcote Gardens - 17 km/10.5 miles, 5.5 h
Day 3 : Walk to Broadway via Chipping Campden Fish Hill - 14.5 km/9 miles, 4 h
Day 4 : Walk to Blockley - 19.3 km/12 miles, 6 h
Day 5 : Via Batsford and Lower Slaughter to Bourton on the Water - 21.5 km/13 miles, 7 h
Day 6 : Walk to Guiting Power - 11.6 km/7 miles, 4 h. Taxi to Winchcombe
Day 7 : Taxi to Guiting and then walk to Winchcombe 18.5 km/11.5 miles, 6 h
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 7 nights B&B accommodation on a twin share basis usually with ensuite facilities
- 7 breakfasts
- One piece of luggage per person transferred from Inn to Inn, not exceeding 20kg
- Information pack including route notes & maps (1 pack per room booked)
- Emergency hotline
- Return taxi Guiting Power to Winchcombe
- Travel to Stratford and from Winchcombe
- Lunches, dinners and drinks
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Exploring the Cotswolds - 8 days tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 14 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 February 2023, a deposit of 182 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Exploring the Cotswolds - 8 days tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Exploring the Cotswolds - 8 days tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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