Bath & Classic Cotswolds

Flexible walking & touring

Explore Bath and its surrounding countryside as well as one or two different areas of the Cotswolds on a walk & touring holiday. An itinerary that allows for a mix of walking days and touring days – days for visiting some of the sites of interest The Cotswolds has to offer.

Numerous highlights include some of Britain’s finest Georgian architecture, Roman baths, peaceful river valleys and hidden Cotswolds villages, celebrated gardens and tour centuries old houses. A varied walking holiday the celebrates this scenic area.

Touring Bath and The Cotswolds

Explore both Bath and The Cotswolds with Foot Trails. Discover authentic and genuine places which lie off the beaten track alongside some of our best heritage.

With this multi centre holiday (two centre or three centre) you will enjoy a mixture of varied walks and days to sight see and tour too. On your walks experience The Cotswolds on foot, taking in hidden gems from off the beaten path villages, ancient churches and scenic views. On your touring days take the opportunity for driver guided days or self-drive on our drive tour routes.

Explore the meandering River Avon through beautiful countryside surrounding Bath’s valleys. Visit Bath’s Abbey or take a relaxing float in the rooftop thermal pool in the city. Away from the old city unwind on ancient trails through villages, hamlets and historic sites that reach back centuries. Journey to Classic Cotswolds country to take in the villages, rolling pastures, character cottages and ancient churches.

To request an example itinerary or ask questions – use the form >>

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Relaxing in the Cotswolds

Walking tailored to suit you!

Your holiday will be customised to suit your requirements and the season. There’s a mixture of daily trail lengths – shorter trails around 7 miles (12km) or longer trails of around 10 miles (16km). Walk & Touring trips can also include as many non walking touring days as you wish, with a suggested place to visit or drive guided tours.

Bath & Classic Cotswolds is available 6 or 9 night trip and can accommodate travel by your own hire car or be transport inclusive.

Trail highlights include:

  • Discover a sense of the amazing world heritage site of Bath
  • Marvel at some of the finest Georgian architecture in Britain
  • Explore the Kennet and Avon canal, aqueducts and charming canal boats
  • Enjoy a dip in a roof top warm thermal pool beneath the stars!
  • Walk the peaceful Churn river valley and listen to the sound of water at the weir
  • Visit a hidden Roman Villa
  • Visit the quintessential Slaughters on the River Eye

For an example itinerary and photographs from the trail and of the accommodations, simply add your details in the form (to the right) >>

Map for Bath Holiday

Getting to Bath & The Cotswolds

Bath & the Cotswolds starts in the city of Bath and finishes either in the country near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire or near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire.

For a car-free option the nearest stations for the start is at Bath Spa. Transfer from the station to your inn is about 15 minutes. At the end of your trail the nearest station will either be Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire or Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.

For overseas guests the nearest airport is at Bristol or Birmingham. London Heathrow is also easy to get to. Airport transfer can be arranged, just ask.

Country Inn near Bath

About your accommodations

One of the reasons guests choose Foot Trails is for our choice of authentic and quality accommodation.

Largely independently and privately owned, we enjoy a close and strong working partnership with all of our country inns. Small, personal and friendly with excellent hospitality, each country inn sits in an English village with comfortable bedrooms and delicious local food and produce including real ales and a selection of wines to enjoy with dinner after your walk.

With Bath & The Cotswolds you will stay at two or three different country inns depending on the length of your holiday. On Bath & The Cotswolds your inns include – A pretty country pub with country style bedrooms in a gorgeous village setting. A rustic 17th century country inn with wooden beams, log fires and flagged stone floors. A 16th century former cider house that bursts with character, set on the village green.

Direction Sign for Bath

Costs & Availability

This tour is available starting any nights (subject to availability) from 6 nights to 9 nights. We strongly advise booking in advance as places are limited. The trail is best enjoyed between March & November.

Example budgeting quotes:

Prices start –

* From £1170 per person# for 6 nights
* From £1750 per person# for 9 nights

You will receive a fully detailed itinerary, confirmations of your accommodations and a price quote before you book. Once you confirm your booking your price will be guaranteed and no surcharges will be added.

#Based on two sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. Includes all luggage transfers, accommodation & transport.

Included:

  • Independent (self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season
  • Tailored walk and explore pack
  • Local Ordnance Survey™ maps (waterproof)
  • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow instructions) • Plastic map holder
  • Local stories and histories
  • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
  • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals
  • Seasonal nature guide book
  • Sweets (for a boost on route)
  • Your en-suite accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • One bottle of wine
  • A decade of expertise and know-how
  • Transfers between accommodation
  • Drop off service when it makes a walk better
  • Help and support before your trip

How to book?

Contact us with your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

Cosy Country Inn near Bath

From our guests –

“We’ve used Foot Trails 4 times now and would book with them again. Foot Trails is a company where you can just pick your destination and that’s all you have to do. They have a standard and they stick to it.”
Fleur, UK

“Thank you so much for organising a carefully planned program. We have booked with other companies in different parts of the world but we would have to say your company has been outstanding in all areas.”
Adele, Australia

“The more we talk about your company to our friends, the more we realize what a unique and special service you provide. We are already talking about our next holiday with you.”
Bob & Linda

Cotswolds Sheep

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

For a more fully detailed example itinerary for this holiday, simply pop your details in the form to the right.

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