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Introductory to Moderate

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  • self guided walk
  • 4 nights in guesthouses, B&B's or hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days£560GBP


Trip Code: WMW

Trip highlights

  • Discovering the typically English countryside
  • 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

The Cotswold landscape is an entrancing mixture of parkland, cultivated fields with dry-stone walls of Jurassic limestone and patches of unspoilt woodland. With almost all of the cottages, farmhouses and villages passed on the trail made of stone, the scenery blends with the structures creating a delightful fusion of natural and man made beauty. Staying in a selection of handpicked B&B's and guesthouses whose hosts welcome you each evening. This is a perfect introduction to walking in the English countryside.



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Make your own way to Moreton-in-Marsh. The rest of the day is free to explore the town. The high street has many elegant eighteenth-century inns and houses including the Redesdale Market Hall located in the centre of town. Accommodation: The Swan Inn is a family run inn and all rooms are ensuite

Meals:  Nil

Today's walk to the medieval wool town of Bourton on the Water will take you via Stow on the Wold and Lower Slaughter. The river Windrush flows down the main street of Bourton on the Water. Bourton is well known for its footbridges over the river Evenlode and for its scale model of the village. Accommodation: The Lansdowne is a family run 4 star guesthouse where you can expect a warm welcome on arrival.

Meals:  B

An easy schedule today, which allows ample time to explore Bourton on the Water with its many attractions before setting out on your walk. You then walk via the pretty village of Naunton to Guiting Power, nestled in the hills above a small valley, and is a perfect example of a Cotswold village. Due to limited accommodation in Guiting you will spend 2 nights in Winchcombe. You will meet with a taxi in Guiting and be transferred to your accommodation in Winchcombe (included in the cost of your trip). Accommodation: You will then 2 nights at Wesley House in Winchcombe is a 15th century merchants house.

Meals:  B

Your taxi (included in the cost of your trip) will drop you back at Guiting Power and you will walk to Winchcombe. via Sudeley Castle, . 18.5 km/11.5 miles, 5 h via Warden’s Way & Sudeley Castle, 10.46 km/6.5 miles / 10.46 km, 2.5 h The walk today leads you to the atmospheric ruins of Hailes Abbey, destroyed under Henry VIII, and the still inhabited Sudeley Castle, where Henry VIII's last wife Katherine Parr lived.

Meals:  B

The trip concludes after breakfast.

Meals:  B


  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 nights B&B accommodation on a twin share basis usually with ensuite facilities
  • 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 Morton-in-Marsh and from Winchcombe
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Transfers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance


Introductory to Moderate


We grade this walk as ‘Easy - Moderate’ in relation to our other U.K tours, the route is hilly, but not mountainous, the weather is rarely too bad for walking, and there are generally quite a number of villages enroute. Days of up to 20 km are not too long for most reasonably fit people.

Departure dates

Daily from 19 Mar to 25 Oct

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Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementGBP£180
*Prices listed are per person

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