Walking the Cotswolds Way

Walking the Cotswolds Way. Image by ROBERT BYE


The most avid walkers can cover the entire route in around 8-10 days, but a more leisurely approach is to spend a few hours on one of the many smaller routes. In fact, there are innumerable places to discover breathtaking views. Base yourself in any of the towns or villages, and you’ll find wonderfully rewarding walks and cycle routes of varying lengths and ease.



Condicote. Image by ANDREW ROLAND


The Cotswolds are famous for their picture-perfect towns and villages. Delightfully named places such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden are the big drawcards for visitors, owing to their creamy yellow buildings and chocolate box charm. If you’re looking for a break that includes ambling along nostalgic, picturesque high streets, perusing eccentricities in antique shops, and stopping for a foaming pint by the river, then the Cotswolds will tick all of those boxes.


Broadway Tower in the Cotswolds

Broadway Tower in the Cotswolds. Image by PHOTO.ECCLES


Families looking to entertain children will also find plenty of distractions for both little ones and teens including wildlife and country parks, adventure gardens, steam railways, falconry centres, castles and a whole host of free museums, water sports centres and shopping outlets. 


The Motor Museum at Bourton-on-the-Water

The Motor Museum at Bourton-on-the-Water. Image by ANDREW ROLAND