If you are in a bad mood go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.
We are a team based locally in the Cotswolds and therefore know the area intimately and as we live and breathe the Cotswolds we can offer you insider information and local support. We have planned and walked all the routes ourselves and have built up relationships with all the local accommodation providers to provide you with the best hand-picked lodgings. If you have any problems we are readily available to offer advice and support and you can relax knowing you will be supporting a local family run business.
Our self-guided walking breaks take all the pain and hassle out of planning a break yourself, meaning you can just turn up and enjoy the walking. We book your accommodation which includes a full english breakfast each day and we plan each days hike and provide you with a detailed tour folder including maps, route notes history of the area and points of interest en-route. When moving between villages we arrange for your luggage to be transferred to your next lodgings. Relax and enjoy the scenery!
A quick look at a Cotswolds map can tell you a lot about English history. Covering an area of roughly 800 square miles (1280 km2) and stretching across six counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Somerset), the Cotswolds truly are a special place. Roughly spanning Oxford and Stratford in the North and the East to Bath and Cheltenham in the south and the West, the Cotswolds first became prominent with the rise of the Wool and textile trade from the 12th to 18th enturies. Many cottages and manor houses remain from this period made from the trademark oolitic honey-tinted Cotswold stone that has become synonymous with the area. In the 19th century, William Morris and his Arts and Crafts Movement drew inspiration from the Cotswolds and to this day a strong arts and crafts tradition can be felt all over the area.