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Walking Tour in the Cotswolds
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Walking the Cotswolds - short break
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Walking the Cotswolds - short break

Walking the Cotswolds - short break

Parkland, cultivated fields with dry-stone walls and patches of unspoilt woodland

  • Discovering the beautiful and quintessential 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
  • Moreton-in-Marsh, Guiting Power, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe & more
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Start: Moreton-in-Marsh           Finish: Winchcombe

Day 1: Arrival in Moreton-in-Marsh
Day 2: Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water (17km / 10,5 mi)
Day 3: Bourton on the Water to Guiting Power (8-11,6km / 5 - 7 mi)
Day 4: Guiting Power to Winchcombe (10,5 - 18,5km / 6,5 - 11,5 mi)
Day 5: Depart from Winchcombe

Day 1:    Arrival in Moreton-in-Marsh

Arrival in Moreton-in-Marsh by train. 
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.

Day 2:    Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water (17km / 10,5 mi)

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.

Day 3:    Bourton on the Water to Guiting Power (8-11,6km / 5 - 7 mi)

Today you will walk to the tiny village of Guiting Power. Nestled in the hills above a small valley, Guiting Power is a perfect example of a Cotswold village. 

Day 4:    Guiting Power to Winchcombe (10,5 - 18,5km / 6,5 - 11,5 mi)

There are a few walking route options today.

a. Via Sudeley Castle (18.5 km / 11,5 mi, 5 h) 

b. Via Warden’s Way & Sudeley Castle (10.5 km / 6,5 mi, 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. Winchcombe is a delightful town nestling in a deep valley near the regency town of Cheltenham.

Day 5:    Depart from Winchcombe

Arrangements end after breakfast.


There is a variety of accommodation along this walking route in the Cotswolds. They range from bed and breakfasts to lodges, pubs and small hotels. They are run by walker friendly hosts offering en-suite or private facility rooms with a tasty breakfast to get you ready for the walk ahead. Further facilities such as washing and drying facilities, packed lunches and packed lunches are available in some accommodations, you will be advised on your listing of what is available.

The Swan Inn (Moreton-in-Marsh)
The Swan Inn (Moreton-in-Marsh)

The Swan Inn offers walkers the perfect spot to relax and unwind. They have 8 newly refurbished rooms that are decorated tastefully and, in the evening you could choose to eat here by popping into their pub for a delicious meal of steaks, pies and chilled beers. 


The Landsdowne Guest House (Bourton on the Water)
The Landsdowne Guest House (Bourton on the Water)

The Lansdowne is one of the most popular family owned Guest Houses in the village. It is conveniently located 200 yards from the centre of the village.


Wesley House (Winchcombe)
Wesley House (Winchcombe)

Wesley House is a 15th century Merchant’s House in the historic Anglo Saxon town of Winchcombe in the Cotswolds. The vibrant Wine Bar & Grill offers a lively atmosphere with an extensive cellar and delicious dishes in a relaxed setting.



This program can be booked any day between mid-March and late-October, subject to availability

Closest airports: Birmingham, Bristol, London Heathrow

You can get to Moreton-in-Marsh by train from London, Bristol and Birmingham which all have international airports. 

From Winchcombe take a local bus to Cheltenham for your onward journey by train.

We supply route notes and gpx file as part of your walking package. If you would like additional walking guides or maps these can also be provided at an additional cost.



  • 4 nights' B&B accommodation on a twin share basis usually with ensuite facilities
  • 4 breakfasts 
  • One piece of luggage per person transferred between accommodations, not exceeding 17kg
  • Detailed route descriptions (digital and printed at 1st accommodation)
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Dinner, lunch and drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Unscheduled transfers required during the trip


  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo traveller Supplement
  • Airport transfers can be arranged (additional cost)
  • Extra bags can be stored free of charge
  • If arrving in Winchcombe on a Saturday then we have to book as dinner, bed & breakfast for which there is a supplement of approx. £50 per person.

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