Walking Cotswold Countryside and Oxford and Bath
Double / Single
£899 / £1163
How does this work?
Any start date. February to November.
Description of Twin/Double
- Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
- If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
- If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
- Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
- If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.
A five centre, self-guided walking tour in England tour starting in Oxford and then walking along the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. Your last day and night is spent at Bath. 6 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, first 2 nights at Oxford, then 3 nights walking in the Cotswolds with your final day and night at Bath, 2 days walking the best of the Cotswold Way; inn-to-inn from village to village. Walking maps and trail guide book, Train transfer from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh, luggage transfer between accommodation taxi transfer from Moreton-in-Marsh rail station to Chipping Campden and early taxi from Winchcombe to allow a full day exploring Bath for the final day and night are provided.
This tour allows you time to explore the delightful city of Oxford. You will then move to the market town of Chipping Campden. You will then follow the Cotswold Way Path through the Gloucestershire countryside to Winchcombe. You will stay in the world-renowned village of Broadway and creep through the sleepy village of Stanton and enjoy the farm animals of sheep and cows through a pastoral countryside scene. Your last day and final night is spent in the City of Bath. Accommodation is en-suite in Stratford-upon-Avon, along the Cotswold Way and in Bath Spa.
START: Oxford in Oxfordshire is between London and the Cotswolds.
FINISH: Bath is about 12 miles south-east of Bristol.
DAY ONE: Arrival at Oxford. You may arrive at the hotel anytime after 3pm. You should have time to rest and then look around Oxford meander around this famous city of spires, home to "Inspector Morse". Dinner can be taken at one of the restaurants (you generally need to book) or pubs in the town (not included in tour price). Overnight at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.
DAY TWO: Explore Oxford. This is your chance to discover the secrets of Oxford at your own pace. Enjoy this ancient University City with its historic links and ancient buildings. Dinner can be taken at one of the restaurants (you generally need to book) or pubs in the town (not included in tour price). Overnight at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.
DAY THREE: Transfer into The Cotswolds. You will catch a train (ticket included in tour price) about 2pm from Oxford to Moreton-in-the-Marsh. We will arrange to collect you and your luggage from the rail station and transfer you the short distance to the market town of Chipping Campden (included in tour price). Again there is much to see and photograph. Overnight at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England.
DAY FOUR: Walking from Chipping Campden to Broadway. 6 or 10.5 miles and 1,175 feet ascent. On this first walking day you follow the Cotswold Way along "The Mile Drive" and head up to the Broadway Tower and then down to the pretty stone village of Broadway. From here a taxi (included in tour price) will take you to the sleepy village of Stanton. You then walk back to Broadway for the night. Dinner can be taken at the hotel or nearby pubs (not included in tour price). Overnight at Broadway, Worcestershire, England.
DAY FIVE: Walking from Stanton to Winchcombe. 8 miles (12km) and 135 feet ascent. The taxi will take you back to Stanton (included in tour price). The Cotswold Way is a low-level route today except for the one rise up onto Stumps Cross. You finish at the town of Winchcombe, with much of interest, hiding within the streets. Dinner can be taken at any of the local inns or restaurants (not included in tour price). Overnight at Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England.
DAY SIX: Departure from Winchcombe to Bath. The taxi will collect you (included in tour cost) after breakfast and transfer you to the City of Bath. You will have most of the day to discover this famous city with its Abbey and Roman Baths and grand Georgian architecture. Dinner can be taken at any of the local inns or restaurants (not included in tour price). Overnight at Bath, Somerset, England.
DAY SEVEN: Departure from Bath. The tour finishes after breakfast.
RAIL TRAVEL from LONDON to OXFORD (NOT included in tour price): Oxford is the nearest rail station with good regular connections from London or Heathrow airport.
TRAVEL from OXFORD to MORETON-IN-MARSH and CHIPPING CAMPDEN (included in tour price): We will provide rail tickets from Oxford to Moreton-in-Marsh. We will arrange for a taxi to meet you at the station and transfer you to Chipping Campden.
TRAVEL from WINCHCOMBE to BATH (included in tour price): We will arrange for a taxi to collect you and your luggage from the accommodation and transfer you to Bath.
RAIL TRAVEL from BATH to LONDON (NOT included in tour price): Bath Spa is the nearest rail station. Trains run every hour to London (Paddington). Presently the 11:10pm from Bath Spa arrives at London at 13:12pm.
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October to March INCLUDES free rail tickets from London Or Heathrow Airport to Stratford-upon-Avon and from Bath Spa to London or Heathrow.
GRADE D: Between 8 - 11 miles (13 - 18 kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Light Waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. No more than 1000 feet ascent and/or descent a day. Footpaths through farmland. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 4pm.
These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.