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.
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, most being on entering and leaving the region's 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 ~ Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh ~ 7 / 6 classic
|Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold
|Stow-on-the-Wold to Naunton (t)
|(t) Naunton to Winchcombe
|Winchcombe to Stanton (t)
|(t) Stanton to Chipping Campden
|Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh
|Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water
|Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe
|Winchcombe to Broadway (t)
|(t) Broadway to Moreton-in-Marsh
- Good standard accommodation at a mixture of guesthouses, farmhouses, local inns and B&Bs with en-suite or private facilities wherever possible
- Luggage transfers
- Personal transfer between accommodation and path that form a part of our standard package
- Route planning
- Walk pack including Trail Guide and mapping, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch and dinner information, restaurant recommendations and holiday planning details
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 it's 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.
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 number of shorter journeys via bus or train, it may be worth considering a Cotswolds Discoverer Pass.
Cotswold Round Client Reviews
4.8/5 based on 33 reviews
Fairly easy to follow self guide with great service before the trip and accommodating with our requests. Plus both walks I have taken with you, the instructions have made every effort to avoid roads so we could enjoy all of the nature available.
Carine D. - September 2023
Well organised, easy and excellent accommodation.
Denice M - September 2023
Excellent. All aspects of walking holiday arranged for us. Great to be outdoors, relaxing, I was able to de-stress.
Christine - June 2023
This was my first walking holiday, and I am hooked!
Anon - June 2023
We would feel comfortable recommending Celtic Trails. In fact we already have. Everything was well organized. Celtic Trails quickly put our vacation together. The hikes were reasonable distances. The accommodations were good. The Cotswold villages were quite beautiful to walk through.
Bob W. Canada - May 2023
Great experience - an enjoyable challenge, allowing us to explore the country in a new way. Really good support from Celtic Trails.
Sophie, London - April 2023
Our experience with Celtic Trails was very good. Courteous, helpful staff. Good choices of accommodation.
Mr. A. Stockdale - April 2023
A fun experience, comfortable accommodation with great breakfasts.
Anon - July 2022
Celtic Trails did a good job arranging the tour. We were happy with the walks and accommodations.
Anon - June 2022
You provided a very comprehensive pack. A professional and efficient service. We're still thinking about which walk next - plenty to choose from on your list!
Heather - September 2021
Celtic Trails were easy and stress free. This was a great break. Loved the scenery and villages. Possibly Pembrokeshire or Scotland next.
Heather - September 2021
Celtic Trails are a good walking holiday company who also seem to be respected by other walkers, B&B owners and service providers. Walking holidays always make me feel better :-)
Alan, Bristol UK - September 2021
I would describe Celtic Trails as faultless. All accommodation very good, no complaints, very happy we had en-suite at all places.
Bev & Scott, Cumbria - September 2021
Celtic Trails take all the hassle of planning and booking. They are helpful and reliable. All you have to do it walk and enjoy the walk!! West Highland Way next.
Hilary, Rugby - September 2021
Excellent guide and route directions; very useful having route highlighted on map. Very good hotels.
Maria - July 2021
Accommodation was to a better standard than previous companies. Directions and maps very good. Value for money. Nice scenery.
Anon - September 2020
I would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend. Standard of accommodation good.
Ian, Derbyshire - August 2020
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.
G. Vitort - 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.
T. McNaught - October 2019
Celtic Trails were terrific - I would highly recommend. We felt great during and after the trip.
Anon. - 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.
Anon. - 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.
Dawna & Karen, Oregon - August 2019
Celtic Trails - "they'll take care of the details so you can focus on the walking itself!" - we would recommend them.
D. Schaffhauser - June 2019
I would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend - they are efficient, friendly and easy to communicate with.
M. Evans - 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.
L. Chandler - 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.
Mary - May 2019
All in all, we enjoyed the walk very much and will be doing another in the near future. Cheers and thank you.
K.H. - October 2018
An excellent experience overall.
Anon. - July 2018
All luggage transfers were carried out as arranged. Contact with Celtic Trails was excellent.
Anon. - 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.
Mr & Mrs Dunn - 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.
T. Garvey - 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."
Ackleson - 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."
Mr & Mrs Seedall - May 2017
Booking Request - Cotswold Round
We will check your details and come back to you within two working days with a personalised estimate based on your requirements. We will then formally request a deposit of £150 per person (£100 per person for a single centre break) and book all your arrangements - find out about our full booking process here.
Please note this does not constitute a booking confirmation, we kindly ask you to refrain from booking any travel until we have confirmed all your arrangements.Still Have Questions?
If you are still unsure on any of your requirements, please do enquire with us first and one of our friendly team will be happy to help you with any queries you have.
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