Bourton-on-the-Water

The Cotswold Trail - 7 Days & 6 Nights

Our most popular itinerary which offers a great mix of walking and discovery. The walk takes you between the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and discover why the Cotswolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trail meanders through the beautiful rolling Cotswold countryside visiting honey coloured villages, historic houses, immaculate gardens and ancient sites. Your walk begins in Moreton-in-Marsh, a bustling market town with excellent rail links to London. Heading south through the classic Cotswold countryside you pass through a series of impossibly beautiful villages before you reach Bourton-on-the-Water, a Cotswold gem. The route then turns west to Winchcombe before looping back to Moreton-in-Marsh via Broadway and Chipping Campden. Typical Cotswold cottages and villages, lush green countryside, historic houses, welcoming country pubs and inviting shops make the Cotswolds a walkers paradise and you are sure to fall in love with this magical corner of England.

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Viewing format
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 174 m
Descent 171 m

Starting in Moreton-in-Marsh you wind your way through fields and over streams to Longborough, a typical Cotswolds village. From here you will ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 323 m
Descent 361 m

Starting in Bourton-on-the-Water you will follow the Windrush river upstream to Naunton, passing through woods and fields before continuing to on ...

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Hiking route · Cotswolds
Winchcombe to Stanton
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 229 m
Descent 202 m

Following the Cotswold Way from the small town of Winchcombe through Hailes and its ruined abbey, past Breckbury Camp and down into the villages ...

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Hiking route · Cotswold
Stanton to Chipping Campden
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.8 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 426 m
Descent 389 m

From Stanton, you enter classic Cotswold scenery as you traverse the open countryside with panoramic views and visit picture-perfect villages.

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 267 m
Descent 280 m

A classic day in the Cotswolds by climbing up and over the ridge on bridleways and paths to Moreton-in-Marsh.

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