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Windrush Way Short Walking Break

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  • 3 or 4 nights
  • 2 or 3 walking days
  • Quality accomodation
  • March-October
  • Moderate/Demanding
  • Luggage transfers

For those short on time we recommend this Short Cotswold Walking break which gives you a good overview of the area passing with one days walk focusing on the undulating countryside in the Windrush Valley and the other days walk focusing on the quaint cotswold stone villages in the area.

This Cotswold walking break starts and finishes in the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, Bourton-on-the-Water, via one night in the historic town of Winchcombe. The break lasts for 4 days/3 nights and you will have two full days of walking with distances of around 13 miles per day. There is also the option of adding an extra night, allowing for one more walking day.  See itinerary tab for details.

This self-guided holiday includes 3 or 4 nights standard accommodation with breakfast, baggage transfers between villages, tour folder and route notes with maps.

Booking and Price

This walking holiday is available to start any day of the week subject to availability.  If you wish to extend this trip by one day there is an option for this during the booking process.

The cost of this break is £365 per person based on two people sharing a double/twin en-suite room. For solo travellers and those wanting a single room a supplement applies.

If you have any questions about this holiday please use the ‘Enquire Now’ button above. If you are ready to book use the green ‘Book Now’ button above to proceed to the booking pages.

You can either choose to pay a £100 deposit or the full balance. Payment of balance is required 6 weeks before departure. Please note all bookings are provisional as we need to confirm availability of accommodation.

Starting location

Bourton-on-the-Water

Finishing location

Bourton-on-the-Water

Average mileage

12 miles/12.5 miles/12 miles

Price Includes

  • 3/4 nights quality accommodation
  • 2 or 3 walking days
  • Cooked breakfast every day
  • Luggage transfers between lodgings
  • Tour folder with route notes and maps
  • Full support
  • GPX files available

Price Excludes

  • Transfers to and from start/finish point
  • snacks, lunch and dinner
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Solo traveller supplement
  • Single room supplement
  • Accommodation upgrade
Short Itinerary (click on each box for more detail)

Day 1Arrival in Bourton-on-the-Water

Arrive in Bourton on the Water, check-in to hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring this historic village. Wander around the ancient streets, visit the Model Village or the Dragonfly Maze.

Overnight- Bourton-on-the-Water

Day 2Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe- (13 miles/21 km)

Walk along the Wardens Way to Winchcombe via the pretty villages of Upper Slaughter, Naunton and Guiting Power

Overnight- Winchcombe

Day 3Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water- (13 miles/21km)

Return walk to Bourton-on-the-Water along the Windrush Way through pretty countryside following the Sudeley and Windrush Valleys.

Overnight- Bourton-on-the-Water

Day 4Depart bourton-on-the-Water

This is your final day and after a leisurely breakfast you can make your way to your next destination. Moreton-in-Marsh station is an easy taxi ride or bus journey away.

Long Itinerary (click on each box for more detail)

Day 1Arrival in Bourton-on-the-Water

Arrive in Bourton on the Water, check-in to hotel and spend the rest of your day exploring this historic village. Wander around the ancient streets, visit the Model Village or the Dragonfly Maze.

Overnight- Bourton-on-the-Water

Day 2Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe- (13 miles/21 km)

Walk along the Wardens Way to Winchcombe via the pretty villages of Upper Slaughter, Naunton and Guiting Power

Overnight- Winchcombe

Day 3Winchcombe to Toddington circular- (9.5 miles/15km)

A walk on undulating paths above the attractive Isbourne valley to Toddington; returning near the restored steam railway then via the Winchcombe Way.

Overnight- Winchcombe

Day 4Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water- (13 miles/21km)

Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water- (13 miles/21km)- Return walk to Bourton-on-the-Water along the Windrush Way through pretty countryside following the Sudeley and Windrush Valleys

Overnight- Bourton-on-the-Water

Day 5Depart bourton-on-the-Water

This is your final day and after a leisurely breakfast you can make your way to your next destination. Moreton-in-Marsh station is an easy taxi ride or bus journey away.

Accommodation

This break includes 3 or 4 nights standard bed and breakfast accommodation staying in quality inns and bed and breakfasts. All accommodation is carefully hand-picked and you will have a private bathroom and full english breakfast provided each morning. Double and twin (two single beds) rooms both available.

Accommodation upgrades are available in some villages- please let us know if you wish to upgrade.

For those wanting a single room (i.e not shared) or those travelling alone a supplement applies.

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FAQ

What about my luggage?

This break includes luggage transfer(s) between lodgings, so you only need to worry about your day pack when you are moving accommodation. Each break includes luggage transfers for one large suitcase per person. You need to leave it in reception on the morning you are moving villages and it will arrive at your destination by late afternoon.

What about solo travellers and those requiring their own room?

Solo travellers are welcome on this tour and a supplement applies to cover the cost of solo occupancy of a double/twin room. A supplement also applies to those requiring their own room.

Am I fit enough?

We offer a variety of itineraries to suit people all fitness levels and most of our breaks can be achieved by anyone with a decent overall level of fitness. If you are unsure you are fit enough or do not currently exercise we recommend engaging in regular physical activity for a few months prior to the holiday. See here for more advice on Choosing the right itinerary/pace

When is the best time of year to go?

You can go any time of year but we recommend March to October as the best time of year for outdoor activities in the Cotswolds.

What should I bring?

We will provide you with a detailed pre-tour folder which includes a packing list but as a guide: layered walking wear, waterproof jacket and trousers, comfortable walking shoes, warm jacket.

How long is this tour?

This tour last for 10 days/9 nights with 8 walking days

How do i get to the start of the tour?

This break starts and ends in Bourton-on-the-Water, which is a short taxi/bus ride away from Moteton-in-Marsh train station, which is accessible on direct trains from London Paddington

Train tickets can be bought at www.thetrainline.com

Will I be given an orientation?

At the time of booking you will be given the option to pay extra to have a brief meeting (20-30 min) with a company representative who will talk you through the specific walking routes and answer any questions you may have.

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