The Great Brexit Escape

Have you had enough of Brexit and want to run away from it all? Are you struggling to remember a time when you didn’t know what ‘soft Brexit’, ‘backstop’ or ‘Article 50’ were? Have you forgotten the good old days when you could sit back and leave worrying about the running of the country to Politicians?

Then Compass Holidays’ Great Brexit Escape is for you!

Get away from it all and escape to the beautiful Cotswolds with Compass Holidays’ Great Brexit Escape. Celebrate the rise of the staycation (whilst eliminating any worries you may have about visas or passports), forget all about Theresa May and Donald Tusk, grab your bike or walking boots and re-charge in the wonderful British countryside.

The Great Brexit Escape is a two, three or four-night self-guided walking break that explores some of the Cotswold’s stunning Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Stroll at your own pace in peace and quiet, and immerse yourself in the surroundings; stop off for lunch, take in the stunning scenery and explore historic landmarks or boutique shops along the way.

Starting at the very quaint Bourton-on-the Water, the Great Brexit Escape passes through traditional chocolate box villages including Upper and Lower Slaughter, Naunton and Great and Little Rissington.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: B&B or Hotel
  • Start/Finish: Based in Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Distance: A few miles each day
  • Duration: 3 - 5 Days
  • Availability: All year, any day start
  • Altitude: Not too high, just the rolling Cotswold Hills

The Great Brexit Escape from Compass Holidays...

Walk 1 – Experience a very pleasant Cotswold country walk with fine views over luscious countryside, to the hilltop village of Cold Aston with the sheltered valley setting of Naunton. You will pass the sparkling River Windrush in several places where you will discover wild watercress which is a sign of pure clear water. Finish the walk by following the beautiful river valley back to Bourton, one of the most picturesque village in the Cotswolds.

Walk 2 – Wander along several ancient bridleways and capture a glimpse of the lovely old villages of Great and Little Rissington. Visit over 140 acres of ancient water meadows that were originally created around 1844. These are very fertile areas and the warming waters promote plenty of fresh new grass for animal feeding. Wading birds such as Curlew, Redshank and Snipe can sometimes be seen, as can an abundance of dragonflies and other fascinating water species. 

Walk 3 – Walk over typical Cotswold land and cross the Rivers Dikler and Eye before visiting the pretty Cotswold villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. Although the name ‘Slaughter’ sounds rather harsh, it actually originates from the from the Olde English for slough meaning marshy ground. The village is among the most picturesque with its little bridges, cottages and humble water mill.

Key details:

  • Compass Holidays takes care of all the logistics and once you arrive at your first destination, you won’t need to worry about a thing.

  • Your luggage will be transferred to each hotel or B&B and you will be provided with a smartphone app with GPS to guide you on your route.

  • This tour has three available itineraries -  two night three days,  three night four days as well as four nights five days. Please telephone for other options.

  • Accommodation is available as hotel or B&B

  • This tour is based in Bourton-on-the-Water.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cotswolds walking short break, including:

  • Bourton Model Village
  • Birdland
  • Dragonfly Maze
  • Cotswold Pottery
  • Motor and Toy Museum
  • Perfumery
  • The Slaughters
  • Old Mill Museum
  • Old fashioned tea rooms

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – The nearest train station to Bourton on the Water is Moreton in Marsh and from ere a taxi or local bus number 801.  Alternatively a train from Cheltenham Spa and local bus 801 to Bourton.

https://bustimes.org › South West › Pulhams Coaches

By Car – The Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway or M5.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to the Cotswolds including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please visit The Cotswolds website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds

The Great Brexit Escape from Compass Holidays...

Walk 1 – Experience a very pleasant Cotswold country walk with fine views over luscious countryside, to the hilltop village of Cold Aston with the sheltered valley setting of Naunton. You will pass the sparkling River Windrush in several places where you will discover wild watercress which is a sign of pure clear water. Finish the walk by following the beautiful river valley back to Bourton, one of the most picturesque village in the Cotswolds.

Walk 2 – Wander along several ancient bridleways and capture a glimpse of the lovely old villages of Great and Little Rissington. Visit over 140 acres of ancient water meadows that were originally created around 1844. These are very fertile areas and the warming waters promote plenty of fresh new grass for animal feeding. Wading birds such as Curlew, Redshank and Snipe can sometimes be seen, as can an abundance of dragonflies and other fascinating water species. 

Walk 3 – Walk over typical Cotswold land and cross the Rivers Dikler and Eye before visiting the pretty Cotswold villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter. Although the name ‘Slaughter’ sounds rather harsh, it actually originates from the from the Olde English for slough meaning marshy ground. The village is among the most picturesque with its little bridges, cottages and humble water mill.

Key details:

  • Compass Holidays takes care of all the logistics and once you arrive at your first destination, you won’t need to worry about a thing.

  • Your luggage will be transferred to each hotel or B&B and you will be provided with a smartphone app with GPS to guide you on your route.

  • This tour has three available itineraries -  two night three days,  three night four days as well as four nights five days. Please telephone for other options.

  • Accommodation is available as hotel or B&B

  • This tour is based in Bourton-on-the-Water.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your Cotswolds walking short break, including:

  • Bourton Model Village
  • Birdland
  • Dragonfly Maze
  • Cotswold Pottery
  • Motor and Toy Museum
  • Perfumery
  • The Slaughters
  • Old Mill Museum
  • Old fashioned tea rooms

Getting to the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – The nearest train station to Bourton on the Water is Moreton in Marsh and from ere a taxi or local bus number 801.  Alternatively a train from Cheltenham Spa and local bus 801 to Bourton.

https://bustimes.org › South West › Pulhams Coaches

By Car – The Cotswolds can be reached via the M4 and M40 Motorway or M5.

By Air – There are a number of airports close to the Cotswolds including Bristol and Birmingham.

For more information on getting to the Cotswolds please visit The Cotswolds website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
  • Smartphone App with GPS
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds
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