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Self-guided walking

From £170 - 2 to 7 nights

Self-guided walking break at Bourton-on-the-Water

Holiday reference: BNPOA

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Enjoy a break in the Cotswolds with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape.

Our Country House, located in the charming village of Bourton-on-the-Water, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, our legendary picnic lunches, and our excellent boot and drying room. To help you explore we'll give you a free Ordnance Survey map, plus detailed route notes for our recommended walking and cycle routes. On many holidays our experienced leaders are on hand to offer help and advice.

Self-guided walks No transport

Lower SlaughterMake use of our new Discovery Point at Harrington House - the starting point for your outdoor adventure. You'll find:

  • Our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow
  • Comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks
  • Ideas and contacts for more active options such as kayaking and pony trekking
  • A daily weather forecast 

When you're not walking, there's plenty to do locally. Why not visit Chipping Campden or Broadway, or head further afield to Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon. See the 'Local Area' tab for further ideas.

River Windrush at Burford


 Great value. What’s included:

  • Full Board accommodation - breakfast, evening meal and an extensive walkers' picnic lunch
  • Harrington HouseA free Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale Explorer map of the local area with every booking
  • Detailed route notes, ranging from short strolls to longer countryside walks
  • Country House Escapes guide – full of information about local attractions, activities and suggested itineraries to help plan your break
  • All the Country House facilities, including our well equipped boot and drying room
  • On many holidays our experienced walking leaders are available to offer help and advice

What HF Holidays' route testers say:

leaderStow on the Wold to Bourton on the Water -"Explore the historic market town of Stow on the Wold before descending, with extensive views of the rolling Cotswold countryside, to the chocolate box village of Lower Slaughter." Bel Glover, HF Holiday Leader

Chedworth Roman Villa -"A circular walk from Chedworth Roman Villa. Combined with a visit to the Villa, which has a cafe and toilet facilities this will make a lovely day out." Gill Marks, HF Holidays Leader

leaderBourton, The Slaughters and the Upper Windrush Valley cycle -“Explore the beautiful countryside around two of the Cotswolds most famous villages, Lower Slaughter and Upper Slaughter, and cycle along the Upper River Windrush valley”. An excellent ride with a couple of steep ascents." Sandy Franklin, HF Holidays Leader


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Call our travel experts:
0345 470 8558
or email reservations

International customers please call:
+44 20 8732 1250

Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00