Walking The Cotswold Round; An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The beautiful Cotswolds must be seen to be believed. Discover historic sites, nestled between quaint, charming villages and peaceful countryside in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Highlights
  • 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
  • 5 to 7 nights
  • 51 mls (view km)
  • Moreton-in-Marsh, South Central England
  • Easy to moderate
  • Mar to Oct
  • £465

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.

Path Walkthrough

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

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.

 

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Our Cotswolds Round Walking Holidays

Prices are per person, based on 2 people sharing, single person supplements apply.

Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh

Length: 49 miles/ 78.5 km | Difficulty: Easy to moderate

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Duration
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CWR1
7 Nights / 6 Days
£595 pp

Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh

7 Nights / 6 Days
Holiday Code: CWR1
From: £595 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £45 (pn)
Single occupancy (groups): £40 (pn)
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

Itinerary Information: 7 nights accommodation with 6 walking days. Arrive in Moreton-in-Marsh on day 1, walk from day 2 and depart from Moreton-in-Marsh on morning of day 8.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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CWR2
5 Nights / 4 Days
£465 pp

Moreton-in-Marsh to Moreton-in-Marsh

5 Nights / 4 Days
Holiday Code: CWR2
From: £465 (pp)
Solo walker supplement: £45 (pn)
Single occupancy (groups): £40 (pn)
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

Itinerary Information: 5 nights accommodation with 4 walking days. Arrive in Moreton-in-Marsh on day 1, walk from day 2 and depart from Moreton-in-Marsh on morning of day 6.

Departure Dates: This itinerary can be walked any time between Mar to Oct. You simply choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

Rest Days: Should you wish, rest days can be taken at stops along the route, view details.

What's Included: view full details.

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  • What's Included?

    We include:

    • 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

    Optional:

    If you wish to upgrade your overnight accommodation on occasion, we will be happy to arrange this wherever availability allows – prices to be advised.

  • Price Info.

    Solo walker supplement: £45 per night

    Single occupancy supplement within a group: £40 per night. Where singles are walking as part of a larger group and are willing to share a Walk Pack, single room occupancy supplements apply.

    Rest days: From £60 per person per night.

    Postage overseas: £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World) per walk pack

    Bank holidays & short notice bookings may incur extra charges.

    Weekend supplements (Fri/Sat) apply to the following locations ~

    Moreton in Marsh ~ £10.00 pp (not applicable if rest day taken in M in Marsh)

    Chipping Campden ~ £20.00 pp (not applicable if rest day taken in Ch.Campden)

    Saturday night supplements apply to the following locations ~

    Winchcombe ~ £50.00 pp (includes dinner)

    If you'd like to put an extension on your Cotswold round walking holiday, you have the option of a rest day, to simply relax or further explore the area.

  • Getting There

    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.

  • Best Time to Travel

    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.

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Client Reviews of our Cotswold Round Walking Holidays

Our past clients rated this walk 5 out of 5; read a selection of 13 reviews below.

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.

5 out of 5

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. He 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.

5 out of 5

May 2019

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.

5 out of 5

May 2018

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.

5 out of 5

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.

5 out of 5

August 2019

Celtic Trails - "they'll take care of the details so you can focus on the walking itself!" - we would recommend them.

4.8 out of 5

June 2019

I would recommend Celtic Trails to a friend - there are efficient, friendly and easy to communicate with.

5 out of 5

June 2019

All in all, we enjoyed the walk very much and will be doing another in the near future. Cheers and thank you.

5 out of 5

October 2018

An excellent experience overall.

5 out of 5

July 2018

All luggage transfers were carried out as arranged. Contact with Celtic Trails was excellent.

5 out of 5

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.

5 out of 5

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."

4.6 out of 5

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."

5 out of 5

May 2017

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