Journey Across The Cotswolds

Enjoy The Cotswolds Off The Beaten Path

Take time out for an immersive week walking in The Cotswolds away from the crowds. This inn to inn (village to village) walking & hiking tour is a celebration of all that makes The Cotswolds magical – pretty stone cottages in historic villages, set in a rolling pastoral landscape.

We have strong family connections to the area. My family farm here and David (my husband) grew up here too, so we know the Cotswolds inside out. We love the Cotswolds and we can’t wait to help you walk & hike here and enjoy it too.

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Inn to Inn walking & hiking in The Cotswolds

This is a linear (one way!) walking trail where you journey from country inn to country inn.  You’ll spend two nights at each, for a more relaxing experience that avoids the need to pack and re-pack several times a day, and so you can make the most of experiencing the countryside around you.  This Foot Trail is great for week-long stays.

Prepare for a sense of journey and adventure as each day brings new discoveries and stories. You’ll walk on local paths not busy well known national trails such as The Cotswolds Way. This more authentic approach to walking brings a real sense of exploration as well as more peaceful walking in this popular area. Along the way enjoy historic villages, charming Cotswold stone cottages, old market towns and of course the peace and beauty of the landscapes and countryside.

By evening you will enjoy character Cotswolds inns that have been a part of their communities for centuries.  Superior accommodations and award winning dining awaits.  And while you walk, your luggage is transferred head of you, leaving you free to walk at leisure and enjoy journeying on foot.

6, 7 or 8 night itineraries available.

Trail highlights include

  • Enjoy the tapestry of the Cotswolds landscapes; tranquil, breathtaking and centuries old.
  • Meander through picture perfect villages where the pace is slow and you will be greeted with a warm local smile.
  • Discover the spiritual heart of The Cotswolds and it’s ‘Cathedral’.
  • Walk with the Romans and explore one of England’s best loved villas. This 2,000 year old legacy is a wonderful example of the ingenuity, creativity and presence bestowed to us by the Romans during the peak of the Empire.
  • Find Jane Austen’s inspiration for the gentry of English society.
  • Include a visit to the stunning Chastleton House.

The Cotswolds

Journey Across The Cotswolds takes place in the heart of The Cotswolds, between Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, and to the north too, towards Chipping Campden.

Getting here is easy, the most convenient train station for arrivals is Moreton in Marsh but we will give you more details depending on where your customised trail starts and ends. Its about a 2 hour car journey from London and around 1 hour from Birmingham.

The suggested international airport is London Heathrow which offers an easy transfer to London Paddington. You could also arrive to Birmingham, Bristol or other London airports depending on your start point.

Personally chosen country inns

When Alison created Foot Trails one of founding principles was our belief in good authentic accommodation. We work with country inns & pubs in local villages that all provide excellent accommodation and award winning food. We have consistent standards, not a small B&B one night, a hotel another and a pub another. Most of our country inns & pubs are award winning hosts for their accommodation and food.

We believe inns & pubs are the true experience of being in the countryside of England – 100’s of years old, part of their community and with a relaxed and comfortable feel. They are not hotels, but the bedrooms are just as good, if not better, the food is certainly better and the atmosphere local and genuine. Alison personally selects the inns, staying & eating at each one regularly to be certain they are places we wish our guests to stay. You are in for a real treat!

We will give you all the details on where you are staying before you decide on your booking and make any deposit.

Included in your Foot Trail

  • Foot Trails expertise and experience, working with our Trail Consultants to custom made your trip to suit you and the English season
  • Tailored and crafted Walk and Explore Box with everything you need
  • Local Ordnance Survey™ map exerts (waterproof) with your trails annotated
  • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow word instructions)
  • 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
  • Two decades of expertise and know-how
  • Inn to Inn luggage transfers with our trusted driver team
  • Drop off services when it makes for a better walk

6, 7 or 8 night walking holidays and vacations available year round. There are no set departure dates, you can start your break on any day of the week.

A 6 night ‘Journey Across The Cotswolds’ Foot Trail starts from £1140 per person*.  Inn to Inn walking trails include all your luggage transfers and transport needed and so are best enjoyed ‘car-free’.

*Based on two sharing, staying on a bed & breakfast basis

How to book

Each Foot Trails is customised to your dates and preferences. When you get in touch we will take a little time to find out more from you about the experience you would like, the things you enjoy and your travel plans. We then use our passion, experience and local knowledge of The Cotswolds to craft a daily itinerary for you.

You will receive a full daily itinerary and details of all your accommodations before you book. Once you are happy with your itinerary you simply confirm with your deposit and we will look after everything for you.

Get in touch to start your consultation – contact us

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