The Wonderful Way - Cheltenham Walking Short Break

Take a self-guided walking short break in Cheltenham. The elegant spa town of Cheltenham is a lively and pleasant base for your short break. Although it has a town centre bustling with culture, you can also be out in the unspoilt, rolling countryside within minutes.

 

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  • Comfort: B&B
  • Start/Finish: Cheltenham
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  • Duration: 3 - 6 Days
  • Availability: All year, any day start
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Explore Cheltenham and the Cotswold Scarp on this short break.  There are itineraries for two nights three days, three nights four days as well as four nights five days. 


Walk 1 – Explore the delightful regency town of Cheltenham, taking in the most interesting Cheltonian architecture as well as exploring the town's history and the stories of some of the famous people who have lived in the city.

Walk 2 – Enjoy a circular walk up Leckhampton Hill, The Devil's Chimney, Coberly and Seven Springs. Visit historical sites and enjoy stunning views from the Cotswold Way as you travel up Leckhampton Hill. Travel along the valley to the Seven Springs and take the time to simply relax and take in the beautiful countryside.

Walk 3 – Take a linear walk that includes visits to Prinknash, Cranham, Birdlip, Barrow Wake and Crickley Hill. Cranham stands at the head of the valley of the River Frome and became famous after composer, Gustav Holst wrote 'In the Deep Midwinter' here. From here you will head down the Cotswold escarpment and back to your accommodation in Cheltenham.

Walk 4 – Beginning in Winchcombe, visit the historic Sudeley Castle before crossing the stunning open grassland of Cleeve Common and from Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the area, you can take in the views across the Cotswolds and Severn Vale.  Explore  Belas Knap, a particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow with a false entrance and side chambers  before returning to Cheltenham.

Key details:

  • There are itineraries for two nights three days, three nights four days as well as four nights five days. 
  • Accommodation can consist if B&B, Hotel or Deluxe Hotel.
  • This tour will start and finish in Cheltenham.

 

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

  • Cheltenham Spa City Centre
  • The Cotswolds
  • The Holst Museum
  • The Wilson
  • Shopping Outlets
  • Belas Knap Long Barrow
  • Crickley Hill Fort
  • Sudeley Castle
  • Cleeve Hill
  • Leckhampton Hill
  • Cranham Woods
  • Other picturesque Cotswold Villages

Getting to Cheltenham in the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – The nearest train station to Cheltenham is Cheltenham Spa. National Express and Megabus also operate several routes from Cheltenham.

By Car – The Cotswolds and Cheltenham can be reached via the M4 exit at the junction for Swindon, The M5 when travelling from the north or south, exit at junction 11.

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

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

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

Explore Cheltenham and the Cotswold Scarp on this short break.  There are itineraries for two nights three days, three nights four days as well as four nights five days. 


Walk 1 – Explore the delightful regency town of Cheltenham, taking in the most interesting Cheltonian architecture as well as exploring the town's history and the stories of some of the famous people who have lived in the city.

Walk 2 – Enjoy a circular walk up Leckhampton Hill, The Devil's Chimney, Coberly and Seven Springs. Visit historical sites and enjoy stunning views from the Cotswold Way as you travel up Leckhampton Hill. Travel along the valley to the Seven Springs and take the time to simply relax and take in the beautiful countryside.

Walk 3 – Take a linear walk that includes visits to Prinknash, Cranham, Birdlip, Barrow Wake and Crickley Hill. Cranham stands at the head of the valley of the River Frome and became famous after composer, Gustav Holst wrote 'In the Deep Midwinter' here. From here you will head down the Cotswold escarpment and back to your accommodation in Cheltenham.

Walk 4 – Beginning in Winchcombe, visit the historic Sudeley Castle before crossing the stunning open grassland of Cleeve Common and from Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the area, you can take in the views across the Cotswolds and Severn Vale.  Explore  Belas Knap, a particularly fine example of a Neolithic long barrow with a false entrance and side chambers  before returning to Cheltenham.

Key details:

  • There are itineraries for two nights three days, three nights four days as well as four nights five days. 
  • Accommodation can consist if B&B, Hotel or Deluxe Hotel.
  • This tour will start and finish in Cheltenham.

 

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

  • Cheltenham Spa City Centre
  • The Cotswolds
  • The Holst Museum
  • The Wilson
  • Shopping Outlets
  • Belas Knap Long Barrow
  • Crickley Hill Fort
  • Sudeley Castle
  • Cleeve Hill
  • Leckhampton Hill
  • Cranham Woods
  • Other picturesque Cotswold Villages

Getting to Cheltenham in the Cotswolds

By Rail/Bus – The nearest train station to Cheltenham is Cheltenham Spa. National Express and Megabus also operate several routes from Cheltenham.

By Car – The Cotswolds and Cheltenham can be reached via the M4 exit at the junction for Swindon, The M5 when travelling from the north or south, exit at junction 11.

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

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

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