Thatched cottage, Cotswolds

Walking Holidays in the Cotswolds

Wow-factor countryside scenery, postcard-pretty villages, historic market towns, and lashings of charm make the honey-tinged Cotswolds one of the UK’s most romanticised walking destinations. Measuring nearly 800 square miles, it packs in rural attractions, superb foodie spots, and some of the poshest pubs in Britain.

The best of Britain on your doorstep

Our Cotswolds walking holidays put you in Bourton-on-the-Water – the impossibly pretty town with chocolate-box cottages, old-fashioned tearooms, and low-arched stone bridges that span the River Windrush.

You’ll also be within walking distance of the Cotswold Motoring Museum, the Model Village, and Birdland Wildlife Park & Gardens and an easy drive from village beauties such as Broadway and Bibury.

For walkers and hikers, there’s no shortage of thrills, especially for those keen to explore the well-trodden trails and paths around the Windrush Valley, Lower and Upper Slaughter, the Gloucestershire Way, and the Monarch Way. 

Walk the Cotswold Way

The real crowd pleaser here is the Cotswold Way – 100 miles of rolling English countryside, dotted with medieval churches, timber-framed villages, and historic stately homes. It starts in leafy-laned Chipping Campden and ends in Bath – the English spa town with over 2,000-years of Roman history. Along the way, visit the ghostly ruins of the 13th century Hailes Abbey and Cooper’s Hill, home of Gloucestershire’s famously weird and wonderful cheese-rolling championships.