Watch This Video & Discover The Cotswolds Way

A day on our self guided Cotswolds walking tour | Mabel Cheang
A day on our self guided Cotswolds walking tour | Mabel Cheang

Watch This Video & Discover The Cotswold Way

Explore the iconic English countryside: The Cotswold Way. This is an active holiday like no other that takes you through one of the most picturesque parts of England. The Cotswolds are made up of many towns and villages that are nestled along the countryside of central southwest England. The Cotswolds has a rich history that dates back to the Stone Age and its rural scenery, which has been designated an Area of Natural Beauty, makes it a must-see.   
Discover more about the stunning Cotswolds by watching this short video, which takes you along the beautiful English countryside, where they wander across lushes green hills, down cobblestone streets, lavender-filled fields and walk through gorgeous old villages.

About The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is one of England's National Trails. It is a wonderful path that stretches 164km (102 miles) through the Cotswold region, some of which has been designated an Area of Natural Beauty. 
It is spread across five counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. This stretch of England dates back over 6000 years and has many historical sites and history from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Tudor, English Civil War and the Industrial Revolution. While exploring the Cotswold Way, you'll discover some iconic towns including Bourton on the water, Castle Comb and Bath. Each town is unique and has its own story.
The Cotswolds also has many traditional English pubs along the way where you can sample local foods and ales. It's also essential to try a cream tea (basically a cup of tea paired with a jam and cream scone). You'll also discover how beautiful the scenery is as you take in many beautiful fields, hills, streets, pathways, old buildings, churches and local farm life as you wander along the iconic Cotswolds. 
Hikers in Chipping Campden, Cotswolds |  <i>Tom McShane</i>

How to Explore the Cotswolds

Walkers' Britain offers both walking and cycling trips to the Cotswolds, ranging from 5 to 12 days.

Exploring the Cotswolds on a Walking Holiday

Walkers' Britain offers three different self-guided walking holidays in the Cotswolds depending on how long you fancy on visiting for. Staying in hotels, guest houses and B&Bs along the way, you will get the chance to put your feet up in some charming accommodations after a great day of walking the English countryside. A great benefit of our self-guided trips is the opportunity to walk at your own pace and discover this wonderful part of England. 
Our 12-day trip, the Cotswold Way, is a fan favourite because it completes the full length of the National Trail. It also allows you to spend the longest time in the Cotswolds so you'll naturally discover more. This tour starts in the village of Chipping Campden and finishes in beautiful Bath. 
Walking in the Cotswolds is a pleasant experience as the terrain is more hilly than mountainous and the climate is mild enough for England. You can expect to walk up to 22km per day on this moderate-graded trip.
On the trail around Selsley Common, Cotswolds Way |  <i>Tom McShane</i>

Explore the Cotswolds by Bike

Cycle through the heart of England on a 8-day self-guided holiday. With an introductory to moderate-rated cycle, this trip is perfect for anyone. You will pass many beautiful old churches, old English inns, cycle alongside rivers and fields. Start every morning with a traditional English breakfast (think sausages, bacon, eggs, baked beans) before you leave your accommodation which will either be a guesthouse or hotel nestled in a pretty little town.
Cycling into Guiting Power |  <i>John Millen</i>

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