5 to 7 nights
49 mls (km)
South Central England
Easy to Moderate
Mar to Oct
£495

Walking The Cotswold Round; An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

  • Visit the Cotswolds principal market town of Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Stow-on-the-Wold – a picturesque market town which originated as an Iron Age Fort
  • Home of the River Windrush, the town of Bourton-on-the-Water has classical bridges running throughout
  • The fascinating Saxon town of Winchcombe, which was once the capital of Britain
  • Sudeley Castle – the only castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds - Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s final wife
  •  The historic Stanway House, which today is the filming location of many period films - including 2004’s Vanity Fair
  • Broadway – commonly referred to as the ‘jewel of the Cotswolds’
  • Honey-coloured limestone buildings and historic gardens in the idyllic town of Chipping Campden

Unrivalled Cotswolds Walking Holidays with Celtic Trails

Whether you’re an international walker looking to explore the best of the English countryside or a UK resident who enjoys keeping fit, our Cotswold walks for singles and groups are designed to suit your needs. We take care of everything from route planning to accommodation and can even arrange airport transfers.

For an alternative Cotswold walking holiday, take a look at the Cotswold Way

We’re happy to accommodate all fitness ability levels, so whether you’re a novice walker or fit as a fiddle we have a walking holiday for you.

Start planning your adventure today by calling us on 01291 689774.

Map of our Cotswold Round Walking Holiday route
Our Cotswold Round walking holiday takes you on a circular walk of Cotswolds villages, starting in Moreton-in-Marsh

Path Walkthrough

Walkers can expect a route comprised of field paths skirting the edge of woodland through kissing gates, forest tracks and pastures. Road walking is kept to a minimum, the best part of it being on entering and leaving the regions towns and villages. As you follow The Cotswold Round, you'll notice that the path will weave through and join other established walking routes, including The Cotswold Way.

On your way you'll find plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the far-reaching views of the countryside as you make your way up hills and out into wide open clearings. As you make your way around the country and into the towns and villages your path bypasses the old abbeys, churches and historic estates that make up the scenery of this quintessentially English landscape.

Our Cotswold Round Itineraries

  • Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh
    Distance: 49 miles (78.5km)
    CWR1
    7 Nights, 6 Days
    from £640 pp
    CWR1 ~ Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh ~ 7 / 6 classic
    DayLocationDistance
    Day 1:Arrival Day Moreton-in-Marsh
    Day 2:Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold7.25 miles/11.6 km
    Day 3:Stow-on-the-Wold to Naunton8.75 miles/14 km
    Day 4:Naunton to Winchcombe8 miles/12.8 km
    Day 5:Winchcombe to Stanton7.75 miles/12.4 km
    Day 6:Stanton to Chipping Campden9.5 miles/15.2 km
    Day 7:Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh7.75 miles/12.4 km
    Day 8:Depart Moreton-in Marsh

    What's Included:
    6 walking days
    7 nights accommodation
    7 breakfasts
    Prices
    Extras
    CWR2
    5 Nights, 4 Days
    from £495 pp
    CWR2 ~ Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh ~ 5 / 4 classic
    DayLocationDistance
    Day 1:Arrival Day Moreton-in-Marsh
    Day 2:Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water11.25 miles/18 km
    Day 3:Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe12.75 miles/20.4 km
    Day 4:Winchcombe to Broadway11 miles/17.6 km
    Day 5:Broadway to Moreton-in-Marsh14 miles/22.4 km
    Day 6:Depart Moreton-in Marsh

    What's Included:
    4 walking days
    5 nights accommodation
    5 breakfasts
    Prices
    Extras
    • Good standard accommodation at a mixture of Guesthouses, Farmhouses, local Inns and B&B’s with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible,
    • Breakfast (with option of requested packed lunch from host)
    • Luggage transfers (one bag per walker, max 20 kg per bag)
    • Personal transfer between accommodation and path where necessary
    • Walk Pack including: Route planning, Guide Booklet and area map, itinerary, accommodation directions, local interest leaflets and holiday planning

    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on. We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

    Our Cotswold Round holidays are available to walk March to October.

    Weather conditions in Britain, though mild, are not known for being particularly stable and its hard to give a good idea of how the weather will behave outside the space of a week or so.

    The Cotswolds is milder than most places in the UK, and walkers can expect to walk the landscape in any given season without great difficulty. However, accommodation isn't always easy to book over the winter months - quite a lot of places close shop between December & February.

    Moreton-in-Marsh is easily reached by train. Walkers travelling in from London have a 2 hour train journey, and there are connecting trains at Stratford as well as Hereford and Oxford on The Cotswold Line.

    If you're having an extra couple days or so to wander about the area at your own leisure, making a lot of little journeys between place via bus or train, it may be worth considering a Cotswolds Discoverer Pass.

    Looking for different mileages or a different number of nights? Please contact us to discuss how our itineraries can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Call one of our helpful team on +44 (0)1291 689774 or e-mail us here.

    Cotswold Round Client Reviews

    5/5 based on 16 reviews
    Celtic Trails were very well organised - very responsive to our enquiries and great trip options. W enjoyed meeting other walkers along the way; our hosts; the scenery and villages were outstanding; the peace and quiet along the way were a pleasant change from every day life.
    - October 2019
    This was my 7th walk with Celtic. I have not had a reason to try another company. It was a relaxing, worry free holiday. Accommodations were very comfortable. A long distance walk is deeply meditative. I feel deeply relaxed even during hard climbs. The calm stays with you for days afterwards.
    - October 2019
    Celtic Trails were terrific - I would highly recommend. We felt great during and after the trip.
    - September 2019
    We would describe Celtic Trails as friendly, helpful and clear. Besides the aches and pains of an 80km hike, with little preparation, this walk has opened our eyes to the pleasures of such trips, with beautiful scenery and pleasant locals.
    - August 2019
    Celtic Trails: made all arrangements, seamless, clear information, great accommodations, flexible route design. This holiday had a positive impact on our health and well-being and was a delightful conclusion to our 3 weeks in England and Scotland. In retrospect, we wish we had taken a rest day, because it was our first time in the Cotswolds, we stopped often to look, for pictures and to be tourists. Consequently, we finished our days later than we'd hoped.
    - August 2019
    Celtic Trails - "they'll take care of the details so you can focus on the walking itself!" - we would recommend them.
    - June 2019
    I would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend - they are efficient, friendly and easy to communicate with.
    - June 2019
    Celtic Trails provided a great service; beautifully managed and responsive to all questions and concerns. I feel fantastically happy with every aspect of the experience. I feel I could go back tomorrow and keep on walking. The opportunity to walk opens up so many vistas you would never experience from a train or car journey. We met many people - local and travellers like us - who added to the daily joy of walking.
    - May 2019
    My whole experience with Celtic Trails was positive. The tour was well-organised, had excellent choices in accommodation, communication was excellent and would highly recommend. Walking through new areas provides a totally different dimension than travel by vehicle. The walker has time to enjoy the sights and be fully immersed in the environment. I find nature uplifting and being able to walk though such beautiful and varied areas was just a joy - animals, castles, stiles, kissing gates, farmers, fellow walkers, glades of trees, flowers, cottages, Devonshire teas, luxurious accommodation. Celtic Trails provided the complete package.
    - May 2019
    All in all, we enjoyed the walk very much and will be doing another in the near future. Cheers and thank you.
    - October 2018
    An excellent experience overall.
    - July 2018
    All luggage transfers were carried out as arranged. Contact with Celtic Trails was excellent.
    - June 2018
    The path was very well marked and the directions excellent. We heard about Celtic Trails in a New York Times article and you met your expectations. The only reason we wouldn't walk with you again is if you didn't offer a walk in a particular area we wanted to visit. We most enjoyed meeting local residents along the way and discovering places you wouldn't know about if you were driving or with a large tour group. Also the solitude - it was just the two of us.
    - May 2018
    In short, we loved all of it - the views, very little walking along roads required, quaint villages and pubs. We consider ourselves to be intermediate level hikers, but found we enjoyed the shorter mileage days because we could take more time to enjoy the sites and pubs! We were glad that we added the extra night in Chipping Campden to shorten the mileage.
    - May 2018
    "Overall, we loved this trip - and appreciate all your help in organising and facilitating this great walk in The Cotswolds. Congrats to you and Celtic Trails."
    - September 2017
    "We feel that nothing could be improved – it was all very easy and the organisation and communication exceeded all expectations! We would certainly use Celtic Trails again & will introduce to our friends! Thank – you."
    - May 2017
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