Breakaway's self-guided Classic Cotswold circular walk begins by the River Windrush in traditional Lower Slaughter, just outside Bourton-on-the-Water. After one night here you walk to the ancient Saxon capital of Winchcombe, (famous for Sudeley Castle), before an escarpment trail with fantastic valley views leads to the world famous coaching village of Broadway. From here you walk up to Broadway Tower, a tiny hilltop castle, before descending to C12 Moreton-in-the-Marsh along the old Roman FosseWay, then walk back to end in Lower Slaughter.
En route, you'll pass fields of poppy-sprinkled wheat stretching into the distance, and hear thundering hooves on racing gallops as prize horses are exercised for Ascot; you'll see Iron Age forts standing sentinel on ancient hilltops, and visit stone follies marking viewpoints from where oliver Cromwell supervised the burning of local Abbeys.
Everywhere you walk, you'll come across welcoming village pubs with friendly owners and excellent menus, and pass through villages so perfectly preserved they are used as locations for TV period dramas! Walks are all designed at 2 boot level, however, all can be shortened by taxi transfer for a small supplement. Our local expert partners manage this holiday on our behalf. Throughout you'll stay in high quality, hand-picked country inns and historic hotels oozing with quintessential charm and character, and with a choice of restaurants on your doorstep, evening meals are a further highlight.
|Tour Starts||Lower Slaughter (nearest train station is Moreton-on-Marsh, then taxi to Lower Slaughter (taxi included in tour price).|
|Tour Ends||Lower Slaughter (taxi back to Moreton-on-Marsh, included in tour price).|
|Rail Options||London Paddington to Moreton-on-Marsh 13:22/14:55. Return: Moreton-on-Marsh to London Paddington 11:08/13:00.|
|Rail Supplement||Inquire for prices.|
|Singles||Add $140 per night|
|Other details||Room upgrade: prices from $35 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing. One boot walking option available; add $100 per booking (minimum of 2 people). Extra night at the **** Cotswolds House Hotel in Chipping Campden: Add $258 per person based on|
|Hotels||AAAAA (2 nights), AAAA (2 nights), AAA (1 night)|