The Cotswolds

At Foot Trails we have a huge passion for the Cotswolds. Alison and David Howell’s families have a long history to this area. Many of Alison’s family farm in the county. So with intimate local knowledge we’d love to show you everything that is wonderful about the Cotswolds.

We’ve designed walking trips and tours 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 Cotswolds walking holiday options below.

The Cotswolds walking tour collection:

  • Complete Cotswolds, Chipping Campden to Bath

    Inn to Inn, The Cotswolds

    Using our lifetime of local knowledge we created this new trail, Complete Cotswolds, using local paths, villages and market towns. We have mapped every mile. You can choose to walk every day, or perhaps have rest days or sight seeing days built in. This is an option that is far removed from mass tourism, coaches and package trips. One less well known but more varied in scenery. Read more
  • English Country Houses and Gardens New for 2018, you can walk and visit the region's most impressive country houses and gardens. From stately homes to wandering down long meandering driveways, see the South West's greatest gardens with a memorable Foot Trail. Stay for several nights in multiple locations of up to 6 different counties of South West England. Read more
  • Journey Across The Cotswolds

    Inn to Inn Walking & Hiking, The Cotswolds

    Take time to walk the Cotswolds away from the crowds and you will be rewarded with a magical journey through its delightful stone villages and beautiful English landscapes. From top to bottom across this quintessential region, this is an inn to inn hike like no other. Read more
  • Taste of The Cotswolds

    Staying in one place, The Cotswolds

    New for 2018. Up to 4 night Staying in One Place walk. Enjoy villages with honey coloured stone cottages and churches: a watery trail down by the River Windrush with its reeds and riverbank and take time to explore Cirencester, a rural market town that was once the second largest in Britain during Roman times. Read more
  • Bath & The Cotswolds

    Walking & Touring Holiday, Bath & The Cotswolds

    You'll have the opportunity to stay in a village near Bath as well as a gorgeous area of the Cotswolds near Cheltenham with this walking holiday. Numerous highlights include Georgian architecture, Roman baths, river valleys, unspoilt Cotswold villages. Read more
  • South West Explorer

    Walk, Tour & Explore up to 21 nights

    Stunning and varied adventure of 10 to 21 nights in up to six of the South West's counties, including Dorset, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, Somerset, Bath and Avon and Devon. We'll work personally with you to plan and hand craft your own tailor made walking trip through the South West. Read more

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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