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The Cotswold Trail - 9 Days & 8 Nights

  • Enjoy a loop hike through the delightful English countryside
  • Hike through picturesque villages, gardens and ancient sites
  • Savor the atmosphere at the local markets in the towns you pass through
  • Overnight in Chipping Campden and see arched bridges at Burton-on-the-Water
  • Revel in the views from Broadway Tower over the surrounding countryside
This itinerary is ideal for those who prefer their adventure a little gentler and want time to discover the hidden Cotswolds. The hike takes you between the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and discover why this is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trail meanders through the beautiful rolling countryside visiting honey-colored villages, historic stately homes, immaculate English rose-filled gardens and ancient sites. You begin in Moreton-in-Marsh, a bustling market town and hike south through the Cotswold countryside. You overnight in quaint villages to reach Bourton-on-the-Water, a Cotswold gem. The route turns west to Winchcombe before looping back to Moreton-in-Marsh via Stanton, Broadway and Chipping Campden. The journey truly immerses you in English rural life and historical knowledge!


Day 1 Arrive Moreton-in-Marsh Day 2 Moreton-in-Marsh to Stow-on-the-Wold 6.5 miles / 10.5 km Day 3 Stow-on-the-Wold to Bourton-on-the-Water 4.5 miles / 7 km Day 4 Bourton-on-the-Water to Naunton 4.5 miles / 7.5 km Day 5 Naunton to Winchcombe 8 miles / 13 km Day 6 Winchcombe to Broadway 12 miles / 19.5 km Day 7 Broadway to Chipping Campden 6 miles / 10 km Day 8 Chipping Campden to Moreton-in-Marsh 7 miles / 11.5 km Day 9 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!). Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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  • Hiking in the Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds are world-famous for bustling market towns, beautiful villages, and stunning countryside. This short feature follows Mark and Sonia who spent their 30th wedding anniversary walking on a Macs Adventure hiking tour in the Cotswolds.

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