Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
in Central England

Bourton on the Water on Heart of Cotswolds walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

Hidcote

A selection of itineraries visiting the great gardens of the Cotswolds.

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds walking holidays with Let's Go Walking

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
in England’s Cotswolds

We offer a variety of self-guided holiday itineraries to enable you to visit the Great Gardens of the Cotswolds.
 
The National Trust properties are open every day, however the privately owned properties and gardens are open on selected days of the week.
 
We have contrived itineraries to enable you to visit the majority of the gardens in the area bounded by Moreton in the Marsh, Bourton on the Water, Winchcombe, Broadway and Mickleton.
 
You can arrive by car or public transport.
If arriving by car you drive between overnight stops and the price for the hoiday is adjusted accordingly.
If arriving by public transport you are transferred from/to the local train/bus station and between overnight stops.
 

We offer 4 suggested itineraries for the Great Gardens of the Cotswolds walking holiday:

  • 9 day itinerary, 34 miles, Moreton in Marsh to Mickleton
  • 10 day itinerary, 34 miles, Moreton in Marsh to Mickleton
  • 5 day itinerary, 16 miles, Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water
  • 6 day itinerary, 18 miles, Cheltenham to Mickleton, Sunday start
  • 7 day itinerary, 18 miles, Cheltenham to Mickleton, Tuesday start

The mileage stated does not include the distance walked around the gardens.

The itineraries start on particular days of the week to ensure you are able to visit the gardens when they are open.

Please see details below.

 

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive. We try to get your bags delivered by 4pm, but this may be delayed due to road conditions.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to September and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.
Please wait for the confirmation of your holiday before making final travel plans just in case your holiday is not available for your requested date.

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
9 day itinerary Thurdsay start
Moreton in Marsh to Mickleton
7 days walking and 8 nights

Suggested Itinerary:  This itinerary is crafted so that you visit the gardens on the days they are open.

Day 1 Thurs: arrive Moreton in Marsh

Day 2 Fri: visit Batsford Aboretum, Bourton House Gardens, Sezincote    8 miles, minimum,
                                 stay Moreton in Marsh

Day 3 Sat: transfer to Stow in the Wold, walk to Bourton on the Water via Upper and Lower Slaughter  8 miles,

                  stay Bourton on the Water

Day 4 Sun: day in Bourton on the Water to visit Motor Museum, Birdland, Model Village etc

Day 5 Mon: transfer to Sudely Castle and Gardens, walk to Winchcombe for overnight     1 mile minimum

Day 6 Tues: Train to Toddington on Gloucester and Warwickshire railway, visit Stanway House and Gardens, walk to Hailes Abbey, walk to Winchcombe for overnight, 7 miles minimum

Day 7 Wed: transfer to Snowshill Manor and Gardens,  visit Cotswold Lavender, visit Broadway Tower, walk to Broadway for overnight      6 miles minimum

Day 8 Thurs:  transfer to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, walk to Hidcote (or visit on separate day), walk to Mickleton for overnight  3 miles minimum

Optional Day Fri: extra day to visit Hidcote, 4 miles, overnight Mickleton

Day 9 Fri or Sat:  transfer to Honeybourne train station

Prices per person for Great Gardens of the Cotswolds
9 day itinerary 8 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£808£1,120£1,200

Price reduced by £36 per tour if using own car between accommodations

All prices subject to change

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Moreton in Marsh to Mickleton
Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
34 miles minimum
(not including distance walked in gardens)
Min/max daily distance:
1 mile/8 miles
Average Daily distance:
5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Moreton in Marsh
Batsford Arboretum
(open every day)
Bourton House Garden
(open Tues to Fri only)
Sezincote
(open Wed to Fri only)
Stow in the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Upper Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Motor Museum
Birdland, Model Village
Sudley Castle and Gardens
(open every day)
Winchcombe
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
(does not run on Fridays)
Stanway House and Gardens
(Tues and Thurs only)
Hailes Abbey
Snowshill Manor and Gardens NT
(open every day)
Cotswolds Lavender
(shop open every day)
Lavender fields 15th June to 7th Aug 2022
Broadway Tower
Broadway
Kiftsgate Court and Gardens
(open Sun-Thurs, Sept not Tues)
Hidcote NT
(open every day)
Mickleton
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way
Heart of the Cotswolds

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
10 day itinerary Wednesday start
Moreton in Marsh to Mickleton
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:  This itinerary is crafted so that you visit the gardens on the days they are open.

Day 1 Wed: arrive Moreton in Marsh

Day 2 Thurs: visit Batsford Aboretum and Bourton House Gardens    6 miles minimum,
                                 stay Moreton in Marsh

Day 3 Fri: visit Sezincote, 6 miles minimum
                                 stay Moreton in Marsh

Day 4 Sat: transfer to Stow in the Wold, walk to Bourton on the Water via Upper and Lower Slaughter  8 miles,
                  stay Bourton on the Water

Day 5 Sun: day in Bourton on the Water to visit Motor Museum, Birdland, Model Village etc

Day 6 Mon: transfer to Sudely Castle and Gardens, walk to Winchcombe for overnight     1 mile minimum

Day 7 Tues: Train to Toddington on Gloucester and Warwickshire railway, visit Stanway House and Gardens, walk to Hailes Abbey, walk to Winchcombe for overnight, 7 miles minimum

Day 8 Wed: transfer to Snowshill Manor and Gardens,  visit Cotswold Lavender, visit Broadway Tower, walk to Broadway for overnight      6 miles minimum

Day 9 Thurs:  transfer to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, walk to Hidcote (or visit on separate day), walk to Mickleton for overnight  3 miles minimum

Optional Day Fri: extra day to visit Hidcote, 4 miles, overnight Mickleton

Day 10 Fri or Sat:  transfer to Honeybourne train station

 

Prices per person for Great Gardens of the Cotswolds
10 day itinerary 9 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£909£1,260£1,350

Price reduced by £36 per tour if using own car between accommodations

All prices subject to change

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Moreton in Marsh to Mickleton
Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
34 miles minimum
(not including distance walked in gardens)
Min/max daily distance:
1 mile/8 miles
Average Daily distance:
4 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Moreton in Marsh
Batsford Arboretum
(open every day)
Bourton House Garden
(open Tues to Fri only)
Sezincote
(open Wed to Fri only)
Stow in the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Upper Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Motor Museum
Birdland, Model Village
Sudley Castle and Gardens
(open every day)
Winchcombe
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
(does not run on Fridays)
Stanway House and Gardens
(Tues and Thurs only)
Hailes Abbey
Snowshill Manor and Gardens NT
(open every day)
Cotswolds Lavender
(shop open every day)
Lavender fields 15th June to 7th Aug 2022
Broadway Tower
Broadway
Kiftsgate Court and Gardens
(open Sun-Thurs, Sept not Tues)
Hidcote NT
(open every day)
Mickleton
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way
Heart of the Cotswolds

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
5 day itinerary
Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water
3 days walking and 4 nights

Suggested Itinerary:  This itinerary is crafted so that you visit the gardens on the days they are open.

Day 1 Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs: arrive Moreton in Marsh

Day 2 Tues, Wed, Thurs or Fri: visit Batsford Aboretum,  Bourton House Gardens, Sezincote,  stay Moreton in Marsh  8 miles minimum

Optional Day Wed, Thurs, Fri or Sat: extra day staying Moreton in Marsh to visit these 3 places over 2 days

Day 3 Wed, Thurs, Fri , or Sat: transfer to Stow in the Wold, walk to Bourton on the Water via Upper and Lower Slaughter  8 miles,  stay Bourton on the Water

Day 4: extra day in Bourton on the Water

Day 5:  transfer to Moreton in Marsh train Station

Prices per person for Great Gardens of the Cotswolds
5 day itinerary 4 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£404£560£600

Price reduced by £5 per tour if using own car to transfer between accommodations

All prices subject to change

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water
Suggested Tour Duration:
4 nights, 3 days walking
Total Distance:
16 miles minimum
(not including distance walked in gardens)
Min/max daily distance:
8 mile/8 miles
Average Daily distance:
6 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Moreton in Marsh
Batsford Arboretum
(open every day)
Bourton House Garden
(open Tues to Fri only)
Sezincote
(open Wed to Fri only)
Stow in the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Upper Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton on the Water Motor Museum
Birdland, Model Village
This walk connects with:
Heart of the Cotswolds

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
6 day itinerary: Sunday start
Cheltenham to Mickleton
4 days walking and 5 nights

Suggested Itinerary:  This itinerary is crafted so that you visit the gardens on the days they are open.

Day 1 Sun: arrive Cheltenham

Day 2 Mon: transfer to Sudely Castle and Gardens, walk to Winchcombe for overnight     1 mile minimum

Day 3 Tues: Train to Toddington on Gloucester and Warwickshire railway, visit Stanway House and Gardens, walk to Hailes Abbey, walk to Winchcombe for overnight, 7 miles minimum

Day 4 Wed: transfer to Snowshill Manor and Gardens,  visit Cotswold Lavender, visit Broadway Tower, walk to Broadway for overnight      6 miles minimum

Day 5 Thurs:  transfer to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, walk to Hidcote (or visit on separate day), walk to Mickleton for overnight  3 miles minimum

Optional Day Fri: extra day to visit Hidcote, 4 miles, overnight Mickleton

Day 6 Fri or Sat:  transfer to Honeybourne train station

 

Prices per person for Great Gardens of the Cotswolds
6 day itinerary 5 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£535£730£780

Price reduced by £31 per tour if using own car to transfer between accommodations

All prices subject to change

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Cheltenham to Mickleton
Suggested Tour Duration:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
18 miles minimum
(not including distance walked in gardens)
Min/max daily distance:
1 mile/7 miles
Average Daily distance:
4.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Sudley Castle and Gardens
(open every day)
Winchcombe
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
(does not run on Fridays)
Stanway House and Gardens
(Tues and Thurs only)
Hailes Abbey
Snowshill Manor and Gardens NT
(open every day)
Cotswolds Lavender
(shop open every day)
Lavender fields 15th June to 7th Aug 2022
Broadway Tower
Broadway
Kiftsgate Court and Gardens
(open Sun-Thurs, Sept not Tues)
Hidcote NT
(open every day)
Mickleton
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way
Heart of the Cotswolds

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
7 day itinerary: Tuesday start
Cheltenham to Mickleton
5 days walking and 6 nights

Suggested Itinerary:  This itinerary is crafted so that you visit the gardens on the days they are open.

Day 1 Tues: arrive Cheltenham

Day 2 Wed: transfer to Sudely Castle and Gardens, walk to Winchcombe for overnight     1 mile minimum

Day 3 Thurs: Train to Toddington on Gloucester and Warwickshire railway, visit Stanway House and Gardens, walk to Hailes Abbey, walk to Winchcombe for overnight, 7 miles minimum

Day 4 Fri: transfer to Snowshill Manor and Gardens,  visit Cotswold Lavender, visit Broadway Tower, walk to Broadway for overnight      6 miles minimum

Day 5 Sat: extra day in Broadway

Day 6 Sun:  transfer to Kiftsgate Court Gardens, walk to Hidcote (or visit on separate day), walk to Mickleton for overnight  3 miles minimum

Optional Day Mon: extra day to visit Hidcote, 4 miles, overnight Mickleton

Day 7 Mon or Tues:  transfer to Honeybourne train station

Prices per person for Great Gardens of the Cotswolds
7 day itinerary 6 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£618£852£912

Price reduced by £31 per tour if using own car to transfer between accommodations

All prices subject to change

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Cheltenham to Mickleton
Suggested Tour Duration:
6 nights, 5 days walking
Total Distance:
18 miles minimum
(not including distance walked in gardens)
Min/max daily distance:
1 mile/7 miles
Average Daily distance:
4 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Sudley Castle and Gardens
(open every day)
Winchcombe
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
(does not run on Fridays)
Stanway House and Gardens
(Tues and Thurs only)
Hailes Abbey
Snowshill Manor and Gardens NT
(open every day)
Cotswolds Lavender
(shop open every day)
Lavender fields 15th June to 7th Aug 2022
Broadway Tower
Broadway
Kiftsgate Court and Gardens
(open Sun-Thurs, Sept not Tues)
Hidcote NT
(open every day)
Mickleton
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way
Heart of the Cotswolds

What’s included
in your Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday in England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • tramsfer between train station and accommodation
  • transfer between accommodations
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map

Optional Extras
for your Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday in England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
  • reduction in price if arriving by car and driving between accommodations yourselves
 

What’s not included
in your Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday in England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance
  • entrance to Houses and Gardens
  • entrance to attractions
  • cost of rail journeys

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane to Bristol airport
  • By Car to Moreton in Marsh or Cheltenham where parking is available
  • By Bus to Moreton in Marsh or Cheltenham
  • By Train to Moreton in Marsh or Cheltenham

A selection of itineraries visiting the great gardens of the Cotswolds.

Great Gardens of the Cotswolds walking holidays with Let's Go Walking

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