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Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
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Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday with Lets Go Walking

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

 

Painswick on Heart of Cotswolds walking holiday with Lets Go Walking

A 93.5 mile circular walking holiday from Cheltenham in the Cotswolds.

Heart of the Cotswolds walkng holiday with Lets Go Walking

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
in England’s Cotswolds
circular from Cheltenham
via Winchcombe, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Moreton in Marsh, Sotw on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Northleach, Cirencester,  and Painswick

A 93.5 mile walking holiday through all the glorious towns of the Cotswolds using locally established way-marked footpaths.

This walking holiday uses a variety of way-marked trails: Winchcombe Way, Cotswold Way, Monarchs Way, Gloucestershire Way, Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Wysis Way and Diamond Way.  They are linked together to show you the best of the Cotswolds.

We offer 6 suggested itineraries for the Heart of the Cotswolds walking holiday:

  • 12 day itinerary, 93.5 miles, Grand Circuit
  • 15 day itinerary, 93.5 miles, Grand Circuit
  • 8 day itinerary, 58 miles, North Loop
  • 11 day itinerary, 58 miles, North Loop
  • 10 day itinerary, 70.5 miles, South Loop
  • 13 day itinerary, 70.5 miles, South Loop

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.

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Grand Circuit – Circular from Cheltenham
12 day itinerary
10 days walking and 11 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Cheltenham
Day 2: Cheltenham to Winchcombe                         8.5 miles
Day 3: Winchcombe to Broadway                               9 miles
Day 4: Broadway to Moreton in Marsh                     12 miles
Day 5: Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water  11 miles
Day 6: Bourton on the Water to Northleach              11 miles
Day 7: Northleach to North Cerney                          9.5 miles
Day 8: North Cerney to Sapperton                           9.5 miles
Day 9: Sapperton to Painswick                                    9 miles
Day 10: Painswick to Birdlip                                      6.5 miles
Day 11: Birdlip to Cheltenham                                      7 miles
Day 12: Depart Cheltenham

Prices per person for Heart of the Cotswolds
12 day itinerary 11 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£1,210£1,585£1,749

All prices subject to change

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Grand Circuit – Circular from Cheltenham
Suggested Tour Duration:
11 nights, 10 days walking
Total Distance:
93.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6.5/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
9.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Cheltenham Spa
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Cleeve Hill
Belas Knap
Sudeley Castle
Broadway Tower
Chipping Campden
Moreton in Marsh
Batsford Arboretum
Stow on the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton Motor Museum
Chedworth Roman Villa
Northleach Mechanical Music Museum
Painswick Rococo Garden
Devil’s Chimney
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Grand Circuit – Circular from Cheltenham
15 day itinerary
13 days walking and 14 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Cheltenham
Day 2: Cheltenham to Winchcombe                         8.5 miles
Day 3: Winchcombe to Stanton                                   6 miles
Day 4: Stanton to Chipping Campden                      8.5 miles
Day 5: Chipping Campden to Moreton in Marsh        7 miles
Day 6: Morton in Marsh to Stow on the Wold             7 miles
Day 7: Stow on the Wold to Great Rissington             8 miles
Day 8: Great Rissington to Northleach                      7.5 miles
Day 9: Northleach to Chedworth                                  6 miles
Day 10: Chedworth to Cirencester                               8 miles
Day 11: Cirencester to Frampton Mansell                     7 miles
Day 12: Frampton Mansell to Painswick                       7 miles
Day 13: Painswick to Birdlip                                       6.5 miles
Day 14: Birdlip to Cheltenham                                        7 miles
Day 15: Depart Cheltenham

Prices per person for Heart of the Cotswolds
15 day itinerary 14 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£1,540£2,016£2,226

All prices subject to change

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
Grand Circuit – Circular from Cheltenham
Suggested Tour Duration:
14 nights, 13 days walking
Total Distance:
93.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6/8 miles
Average Daily distance:
7 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Cheltenham Spa
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Cleeve Hill
Belas Knap
Sudeley Castle
Broadway Tower
Chipping Campden
Moreton in Marsh
Batsford Arboretum
Stow on the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton Motor Museum
Chedworth Roman Villa
Northleach Mechanical Music Museum
Painswick Rococo Garden
Devil’s Chimney
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
North Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
8 day itinerary
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Cheltenham
Day 2: Cheltenham to Winchcombe                         8.5 miles
Day 3: Winchcombe to Broadway                               9 miles
Day 4: Broadway to Moreton in Marsh                     12 miles
Day 5: Moreton in Marsh to Bourton on the Water  11 miles
Day 6: Bourton on the Water to Guiting Power        6 miles
Day 7: Guiting Power to Cheltenham                        11 miles
Day 8: Depart Cheltenham

Prices per person for Heart of the Cotswolds
8 day itinerary 7 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£770£1,008£1,113

All prices subject to change

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
North Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
Suggested Tour Duration:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
58 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6.5/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
9.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Cheltenham Spa
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Cleeve Hill
Belas Knap
Sudeley Castle
Broadway Tower
Chipping Campden
Moreton in Marsh
Batsford Aboretum
Stow on the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton Motor Museum
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
North Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
11 day itinerary
9 days walking and 10 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Cheltenham
Day 2: Cheltenham to Winchcombe                         8.5 miles
Day 3: Winchcombe to Stanton                                   6 miles
Day 4: Stanton to Chipping Campden                      8.5 miles
Day 5: Chipping Campden to Moreton in Marsh        7 miles
Day 6: Morton in Marsh to Stow on the Wold             7 miles
Day 7: Stow on the Wold to Bourton on the Water      4 miles
Day 8: Bourton on the Water to Guiting Power         6.5 miles
Day 9: Guiting Power to Brockhampton                       5 miles
Day 10: Brockhampton to Cheltenham                          6 miles
Day 11: Depart Cheltenham

Prices per person for Heart of the Cotswolds
11 day itinerary 10 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£1,100£1,440£1,590

All prices subject to change

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
North Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
Suggested Tour Duration:
10 nights, 9 days walking
Total Distance:
58 miles
Min/max daily distance:
4/8.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
6.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Cheltenham Spa
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Cleeve Hill
Belas Knap
Sudeley Castle
Broadway Tower
Chipping Campden
Moreton in Marsh
Bourton Motor Museum
Batsford Arboretum
Stow on the Wold
Lower Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
South Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
10 day itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Cheltenham
Day 2: Cheltenham to Guiting Power                        11 miles
Day 3: Guiting Power to  Bourton on the Water    6.5 miles
Day 4: Bourton on the Water to Northleach              11 miles
Day 5: Northleach to North Cerney                          9.5 miles
Day 6: North Cerney to Sapperton                           9.5 miles
Day 7: Sapperton to Painswick                                    9 miles
Day 8: Painswick to Birdlip                                       6.5 miles
Day 9: Birdlip to Cheltenham                                       7 miles
Day 10: Depart Cheltenham

Prices per person for Heart of the Cotswolds
10 day itinerary 9 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£990£1,296£1,431

All prices subject to change

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
South Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
Suggested Tour Duration:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
70.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
6.5/11 miles
Average Daily distance:
9 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Cheltenham Spa
Lower Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton Motor Museum
Northleach Mechanical Music Museum
Chedworth Roman Villa
Painswick Rococo Garden
Devil’s Chimney
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
South Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
13 day itinerary
11 days walking and 12 nights

Suggested Itinerary:           
Day 1:  Arrive Cheltenham
Day 2: Cheltenham to Brockhampton                         6 miles
Day 3: Brockhampton to Guiting Power                     5 miles
Day 4: Guiting Power to Bourton on the Water       6.5 miles
Day 5: Bourton on the Water to Great Rissington       4 miles
Day 6: Great Rissington to Northleach                      7.5 miles
Day 7: Northleach to Chedworth                                  6 miles
Day 8: Chedworth to Cirencester                                 8 miles
Day 9: Cirencester to Frampton Mansell                     7 miles
Day 10: Frampton Mansell to Painswick                       7 miles
Day 11: Painswick to Birdlip                                        6.5 miles
Day 12: Birdlip to Cheltenham                                        7 miles
Day 13: Depart Cheltenham

Prices per person for Heart of the Cotswolds
13 day itinerary 12 nights
Double or Twin
Occupancy
Single Occupancy
travelling with others
Solo
Traveller
2022£1,320£1,728£1,908

All prices subject to change

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday
South Loop – Circular from Cheltenham
Suggested Tour Duration:
12 nights, 11 days walking
Total Distance:
70.5 miles
Min/max daily distance:
4/8 miles
Average Daily distance:
6.5 miles
Grading:
easy/moderate
Features:
Cheltenham Spa
Lower Slaughter
Bourton on the Water
Bourton Motor Museum
Northleach Machanical Music Museum
Chedworth Roman Villa
Painswick Rococo Garden
Devil’s Chimney
This walk connects with:
Cotswold Way

What’s included
in your Heart 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
  • daily luggage transfer
  • passenger transfer to/from accommodation as required
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide to Heart of the Cotswolds

Optional Extras
for your Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday in England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

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

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance
  • entrance to Sudeley Castle
  • entrance to Chedworth Roman Villa (National Trust)

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.

Heart of the Cotswolds Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane to Bristol airport
  • By Car Cheltenham where parking is available
  • By Bus to Cheltenham
  • By Train to Cheltenham

A 93.5 mile circular walking holiday from Cheltenham in the Cotswolds.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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