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Walking Holidays on the Cotswold Trail

Walk between the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and discover why the region is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trail meanders through the beautiful rolling Cotswold countryside visiting honey-coloured villages, historic houses, immaculate gardens and ancient sites.

Focusing on the pretty villages of the Northern Cotswolds, this loop walk begins in the bustling market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and passes through a series of beautiful villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Chipping Campden. The days are slightly shorter than on the Cotswold Way, with welcoming country pubs and inviting tearooms being a big part of the experience. For an even more special experience, you may like to upgrade to our Cotswolds in Comfort tour which follows the same route but you will be staying in beautiful boutique hotels and inns. 

If you would prefer to combine beautiful Cotswold villages with more rural countryside, then you wish to consider looking at the Cotswold Way National Trail, which run from Chipping Campden in the North all the way south to Bath.

For more information on walking in the Cotswolds, you can Download our Free Guide.

Discover The Cotswold Trail

  • Download our Free Guide to Walking in the Cotswolds
    Download our Free Guide to Walking in the Cotswolds

    Thinking of walking in the Cotswolds? There are many different routes and experiences in this region that it can be difficult to know where to start. 

    Luckily it is Macs Adventure to the rescue! Simply download our Free 14-page Cotswolds guide from the link below to read on your phone, tablet or good old printed page.  

     

    Download your Free Cotswolds Guide

  • Why book your Cotswolds Walking Holiday with Macs Adventure?
    Why book your Cotswolds Walking Holiday with Macs Adventure?

    Macs Adventure has been running self guided walking holidays in the Cotswolds since 2007.  We kicked off with the Cotswold Way, knowing that it is a great National Trail, however, after spending some time in the Cotswolds, we realised how much more there was to see than on this one route.  So we developed the Cotswold Trail and Cotswold Round, to showcase some of the most beautiful, picture-postcard villages in the Cotswolds.  

    We now help over 1000 walkers explore the Cotswolds every year, each of them finding the route that suites them best. We wanted to provide the freedom to choose your route, itinerary and travel companions and explore the Cotswolds at your own pace and this has resulted in over 200 reviews to back up what a great experience we are providing. 

    We offer a flexible, tailor-made Cotswolds walking experience that gets you in comfortable, friendly overnight accommodation in local B&Bs and guesthouses. We carry your bags to lighten your load so you can concentrate on simply putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying the unique culture, food and scenery of quintessential England. You can book with confidence that we have it all covered for you. 

    We want to showcase our expertise, by giving you all the resources you will ever need.  In the planning stage, we have free guides, comprehensive videos and a host of staff with their own tales of walking in the Cotswolds, waiting to answer your questions. On the route, we use high-quality digital mapping as well as the best maps and guidebooks to make sure you find your way.  

    We love the Cotswolds and our main aim is to make sure that you do too.  

  • Cotswolds FAQs
    Cotswolds FAQs

    Q: When is the best time of year to walk in the Cotswolds?

    A: The Cotswolds are sublime at any time between the end of March and the beginning of October. Spring is a wonderful time of year to walk in the Cotswolds as the countryside is covered in wildflowers. Spring is also a quieter month for tourism, so you will find the paths and towns a lot less busy. 

    Q: Will I need a map and compass?

    A: There are different paths in the Cotswolds, but none of them requires great navigational skills. The Cotswold Way is well waymarked, however the other trips, we have constructed ourselves to showcase the best of the Cotswolds.  We will provide comprehensive route notes and Cotswold Maps, but you can also download our app, which has the routes already loaded. 

    Q: What gardens can I visit in the area?

    A: We would recommend Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and Hidcote, famous for its rare trees and shrubs. Click here for a full list of Gardens and Arboreta in the Cotswolds.

    Q: Where can I get the best cream tea?

    A: Cream teas are the lifeblood of the Cotswolds, with delicate blends of tea, carefully crafted for you, and towering cake stands filled with a variety of creative sweet treats. Some of the best you will encounter on our trips would be The Marshmallow Tearooms in Moreton-on-Marsh, Badger’s Hall in Chipping Campden, Tisanes in Broadway and the Lords of the Manor hotel just outside Bourton-on-the-Water.

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