Best Cotswold Tours


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    • Follow the Countryside Code
    • Shut all gates or leave as you find them
    • Use Footpath signs
    • Wash hands once you return indoors
    • Carry hand sanitiser with you
    • Take all litter home and do light bonfires
    • Respect all farm animals and other walkers. 

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Suggested Walks

    • Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill         
    • Cold Aston to Stow on the Wold   
    • Painswick to Slad        
    • Chedworth Roman Villa 
    • Bourton on the Water to Wyck Rissington
    • Chipping Campden to Broadway Tower
    • Bourton on the Water to Upper Slaughter
    • Winchcombe to Spoonley Woods
    • Rollright Stones to Chipping Norton

Tailor-Made Walks

Best Cotswold Tours can offer you a full-day guided walking tour on any of the wonderful scenic walks in the Cotswolds. Or if you want to combine a short walk within a full day's tour, for example for an hour from Bourton on the Water to Upper Slaughter, this could easily be arranged. I could drop you off and collect you at another point. Perhaps you might like to be dropped off in Maugersbury and stroll to Stow on the Wold where perhaps you might like to sample a pint of locally brewed Donnington Beer and have something locally produced to eat from one of the Cafe's, pubs or Deli's in this charming Cotswold Market town.

Cotswold Way

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The Cotswold Way runs along the Cotswold Escarpment from Chipping Campden to the Roman City of Bath. Stretching for just over 100 miles there are magnificent views, ancient sites, rolling hills and pastures, and beautiful villages. While to walk the whole length might take 10 days or so, but with  Best Cotswold Tours for a couple of days, you could explore the trail from Chipping Campden to Stanton viewing such magnificent sites as Broadway Tower, Snowshill ( a must to see when the Lavender is in flower in July) and on to Stanton and Stanway.

Heart of England Way

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The Heart of England Way stretches a distance of 100 miles from Cannock Chase in the north and finishes in Bourton on the Water in the South. With Best Cotswold Tours you might like to explore part of the trail that leads from Chipping Campden through The Swells to Lower Slaughter and finally to Bourton on the Water where you might want to have a paddle in the River Windrush with the ducks.

Hailes And Winchcombe

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This is a much shorter example of a beautiful Cotswold Walk.  A total distance of 7 miles you might start at Hailes Abbey, and walk the steep incline up to the charming hamlet of Farmcote, where there are breathtaking views from the top of the Cotswold escarpment towards The Malvern Hills and beyond. From there you would descend to the village of Winchcombe and stop to visit the magnificent 15th century Sudeley Castle which is privately owned by Lady Elizabeth Ashcombe and her two children Henry and Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.

Donnington Way

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This is a circular walk that connects the Donnington Brewery Pubs!. Starting in Stow on the Wold the walk takes you to such places as Longborough, Naunton, Kineton, Ford, Snowshill, and Broadwell. This walk is an absolute delight "for the rambler who thrives on well-kept countryside, hidden villages, and good beer". The total distance would be 65 miles but again in conjunction with  Best Cotswold Tours, you could walk one section to build up a thirst.

"Thank you for such a wonderful trip yesterday. It was informative and we really enjoyed the Cotswolds. The restaurant served us wonderful food. "  Gayatri