The Cotswolds in Comfort

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  • Walk England’s quintessential landscapes of the Cotswolds in comfort
  • Wandering down the quiet lanes of picturesque Cotswold villages
  • The warm and friendly atmosphere of a Cotswold country pub
  • Hotels and inns offering cosy comfort & the warmest of welcomes
  • Discovering the abbeys, historic houses, ruins and history of the area
Experience the very best of the Cotswolds in this slow self-guided walking adventure, staying at select country hotels and charming inns, well known for their comfort and welcome. Begin in Moreton-in-Marsh, a bustling market town and from here head south through the classic Cotswold countryside passing through a series of impossibly beautiful villages including Bourton-on-the-Water and Lower Slaughter, Cotswold gems. 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.
Perfect for those looking to enjoy the Cotswolds at a slower pace. Expect walks to be around 5 to 10 miles a day through the Cotswolds' beautiful green countryside, picturesque chocolate box villages, tasting delicious local food and overnighting in comfortable country hotels or charming inns.

Tour Type:

Slower Adventures | Slower Adventures


Inn to Inn Walking | Walk from place-to-place changing accommodations each night. Generally staying in B&B’s, inns, and guesthouses.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is graded easy to moderate overall, however, it does have some days that are classed as moderate. Being in the Cotswolds and synonymous with its rolling hills, it does involve some relatively steep ascents and descents from the escarpment. After rain trails may become muddy and slippery so care will be needed. Terrain-wise, you will be following trails on numerous footpaths, bridleways, open fields and some minor roads.


Whilst the Cotswolds are waymarked (it is normally for the Cotswold Way, but local towns and villages are usually also signposted). At sections, the trail can be featureless and off the beaten path so we strongly suggest that you follow the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem-free day.

Experience & Fitness

The Cotswolds in Comfort tour is a Slow Adventure where distances are around 5-10 miles per day and doable for anyone who is a regular walker. Most of the walks on the tour are graded easy to moderate (therefore the tour collectively is graded easy to moderate), however, there are a couple of days that are deemed moderate due to some steeper ascents/descents. 


We use handpicked, high quality B&B’s, guesthouses and country inns of typical Cotswold character. Honey coloured cottages, roaring log fires, comfortable country bedrooms and the warmest of welcomes are what we look for to make your stay extra special. We have included a few examples below to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Accommodation Location

We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in the tour itinerary. Occasionally, because of limited availability we may have to accommodate you into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the description. If those listed are unavailable the alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard than those described.

Solo Walkers

This walking tour is available to solo walkers but as we incur additional baggage transfer costs there is a solo walker supplement payable.

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable.

  • Overnights in hand picked B&B's, guesthouses and country inn's
  • Breakfasts
  • Door to door baggage transfer of one bag per person.
  • Fully digital routes on the Macs App, detailed information pack with maps and recommendations
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem.
  • Travel to the start or from the finish of the walk
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
  • Additional nights before, during or after the walk

When To Go

This tour can be best enjoyed from April to October. Springtime is particularly beautiful as all the spring flowers will be in bloom. Please note due to the limited availability of accommodation for one-night stays at weekends there are likely to be restrictions on the start date.

Getting to the Start

Rail: Regular services connect London Paddington and Moreton-in-Marsh (1h35) .

Road: On street parking is available in Moreton-in-Marsh, there is no secure parking. Driving directions from the M40 Southbound: Leave the M40 at junction 15 (signposted to Warwick, Stratford, Coventry A46) and join the A429 southbound towards Cirencester. Continue on A429 for approx. 22 miles into Moreton-in-Marsh.

Please visit the Traveline Website or National Rail Enquiries for further information on public transport, journey planning and timetables.

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.  Please ensure that you do not bring more than one bag of 20kg as if this occurs, the luggage transfer company will ask you to pay an additional fee for an extra bag which they will provide (£8) plus a charge of £6.00 per day for moving the extra bag. This additional payment, should it be necessary, needs to be made locally to the driver and in cash. We ask that all bags are ready for 9am and if not an additional supplement may also be payable locally to ensure that we can get your luggage to its destination on time.

If you are travelling from far afield and do have more than one bag it is possible to arrange for the extra luggage to be stored whilst you are on the tour for a fee of £25 per bag. These additional bags would be picked up from your accommodation at the start point of your tour and dropped off wherever you finish depending on the itinerary you are doing. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.


Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Day 1 Arrive Moreton-in-Marsh Day 2 Walk Moreton-In-Marsh to Lower Slaughter 9.5 miles / 15 km Day 3 Slaughters Loop Walk via Naunton or free day in Bourton-in-the-Water 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 4 Transfer to Guiting Power. Walk to Winchcombe (via Sudeley Castle) 6 miles / 10 km Day 5 Choice of Walks from Winchcombe to Broadway 12 miles / 19.5 km Day 5 Walk Broadway to Chipping Campden 6 miles / 10 km Day 6 Walk Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 7 Onward Travel

  • The Cotswolds in Comfort

    The Cotswolds is world-famous for bustling market towns, beautiful villages, and stunning countryside. This short feature follows Mark and Sonia who spent their 30th wedding anniversary on our Cotswolds in Comfort tour. 

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