Taste of The Cotswolds

A mini, 3 or 4 night, Staying in One place adventure – close by the market town of Cirencester, the second largest town in Roman towns, when it was called Corrinium. .

As with all Foot Trails you are bound to discover places you could never find by yourselves. Off the beaten track they include a 2nd century villa with some of England’s best mosaic floors and sand coloured stone churches and cottages.

We’ve called this trail, A Taste of the Cotswolds. Authentic and off the beaten track it’s a great choice for honey coloured stone cottages and churches and quiet valleys and countryside.

You will stay at one of our personally chosen throughout and experience a completely different and varied walk each day. Enjoy the tapestry of the Cotswolds, tranquil, breathtaking and centuries old.

Every trail offers you an indoor lunchtime stop. Often a country pub, sometimes a café. A great place to enjoy lunch before you continue your walk.

For a FREE and detailed mini brochure for this Foot Trails, just fill out the ‘Find out more?’ form on your right. We’ll speed you a copy. Perhaps by carrier pigeon!

Custom made & crafted English walking

We are Foot Trails. One of England’s best loved regional travel walking companies. Your walking trip will be planned to suit you and the season. If you wish to enjoy a longer stay in the Cotswolds request our Complete Cotswolds or Journey Across the Cotswolds.

3 to 4 night itineraries are available, including car-free holiday options.

Trail highlights include:

• Enjoy the tapestry of the Cotswolds landscapes here, tranquil, breathtaking and centuries old
• Explore Cirencester, rural market town that was the second largest town in Roman Britain, named Corrinium (Alison’s grandparents lived closed by and her father studied at the agriculture college). The parish church has been a place of worship for over 1000 years.
• Enjoyable walks through villages of Cotswolds stone, with lunch at the pub!
• Stay in an 18th century country pub which has a heavenly garden and strong local following
• Visit Cirencester abbey grounds and enjoy a watery themed trail through a river valley with old mills and grand estates

For a FREE example itinerary and mini brochure, simply pop your details in the form (to your right).

Getting here…

Getting here is easy, your trail is located near Cirencester in Gloucestershire

Its about a 2 hour car journey from London, less than 1 hour from Birmingham.

For a car-free option the nearest train station is at Cheltenham Spa. We can arrange transfers including chauffeured airport transfer with our drivers.

For overseas guests the nearest airport is at Birmingham. London Heathrow is also easy to get to.

Cotswolds accommodation

Character Cotswolds Inn

One of the reasons guests choose Foot Trails is for our choice of quality accommodation, in country pubs and country inns personally chosen by our Founder Alison Howell. Staying in these gives a truly authentic experience of the countryside and a wonderful place to relax and eat after your day walking.

Stay in a 17th century honey coloured stone and ivy clad country pub. There are individually designed bedrooms (all en-suite) and a heavenly garden.

Prices & Availability

This walking experience is available mid week only, all year round.

3 and 4 night holidays are available with special 2 night winter walks from November to March. ‘Car-free’ options available.

Your holiday will be planned for you to your dates and for how long you wish to stay. There are no fixed scheduled dates.

Prices start from:

From £495 per person* for 3 nights
From £680 per person* for 4 nights

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


•(self guided) walking days tailored to you and the season
• Tailor made Walk and Explore Box
• 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.
• Over a decade of walking know-how and local expertise
• Transport drop off when it makes for a better walk.
• Help and support before your trip

How to book?

Just get in touch to let us know 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.

You will receive a full and detailed itinerary with price quote before you book.

Read our views on Trip Advisor

As first timers to the area we could not have been happier with your planning and communication. We have booked with different companies in other parts of the world but we would have to say your company has been outstanding in all areas.


The Inn was wonderful–the staff were warm and friendly–after two days we really felt at home. With your guidance and help our short sojourn felt much longer. We fell very relaxed and full of memories.

Deborah and Nick

A Cotswolds church

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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