Wanders of the Wolds - Cotswold Walking Short Break

Enjoy a self-guided walking break to explore some of the most popular destinations in the Cotswolds. Wander through pleasant and picturesque villages, with plenty of tea shops to stop at, should you get thirsty.

 

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  • Comfort: B&B or Hotel
  • Start/Finish: Based in Bourton-on-the-Water
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  • Duration: From 3 to 5 Days
  • Availability: All year, any day start
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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.

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:

  • 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

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.

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:

  • 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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