The Cotswolds

At Foot Trails we have a passion for the Cotswolds. Our families have a long history to this area. Many of Alison’s family farm here. With our local knowledge we’d love to show you everything that is wonderful about the Cotswolds.

We’ve designed walking holidays to take you off the beaten track so you can be sure to find villages and views that are quiet and little known.

Start today, browse your walking holiday holiday options below.

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Why choose The Cotswolds

They are undoubtedly famous, but allow us to take you off the beaten track and you’ll discover a more authentic, mellow and simpler Cotswolds, which we know and love. From its roots providing wool this county’s Cotswolds stone villages and countryside wait to be explored.

  • Discover ancient wool towns
  • Admire Cotswolds stone walls
  • Walk forest paths, village lanes and country hills
  • Escape the crowds with our local expertise and discover a more authentic side to the Cotswolds
  • Explore beautiful and interesting historical buildings including Chastleton House, the church where composer Holst played, the original arts and craft shops of Chipping Camden and the ancient market town of Stow on the Wold

“Just to let you know that we successfully completed our walking holiday. It was a great holiday and certainly exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much for the wonderful service you provided. Don’t be surprised if we contact you in a year or so for another walking adventure. Thanks once again.”

Malcolm & Rosemary, Australia

With Foot Trails you can choose from 4 styles of walking holiday or tour:

Staying in one place

For relaxed time out – one gorgeous hand-picked country inn as a centre throughout your holiday, different trails to enjoy each day. Bring the car or walk car-free. Two daily walk programs to choose from – 5 to 7 miles / up to 10 miles or mix & match and add rest days.
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Walking & Touring Trips

Looking for a variety of locations within your trip? Stay in two or three hand-picked country inns, enjoy a different trail from each base each day. Bring the car or walk car-free. Two daily walk programs to choose from – 5 to 7 miles / up to 10 miles or mix & match and add rest days.
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Inn to Inn Walking / Hiking Tours

Trails that lead from one place to another. Spend two nights at each hand-picked country inn on route. Our unique approach gives you a day to explore the area where you are, the following day take a trail to your next country inn, your luggage transferred ahead by our rural team. Daily walks vary from 8 to 12 miles, and add rest days.
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Private Guided Tours & Holidays

Foot Trails offers memorable, customised, private guided walks with founders Alison and David Howell.

During this time you will have an opportunity to draw on their deep knowledge, passion and expertise for nature, history and the region, with your own custom made walking experiences from half a day to several days.
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