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Circular Walks in the Cotswolds

Circular Walks in the Cotswolds

A selection of circular walks through the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds.

3 to 13 nights
27-80 miles
Easy to Strenuous

From £280 per person

About the trail

Strewn with countless pretty villages built by medieval merchants, the Cotswolds fulfils most people's idea of an idyllic English landscape. While walking in the Cotswolds, you will find neat fields, rolling green hills, ancient woodland and clear streams, combined with simple stone cottages and historical landmarks to create a truly unique picture of timeless beauty. Our selection of circular trails explores the scenery, settlements and stories that make the Cotswolds such a wonderfully special place to discover on foot.

 

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the Circular Walks in the Cotswolds

“I want to thank you for the excellent job in arranging all 3 of my hiking trips. I had such a great time and met some wonderful hosts along the way and I look forward to future Contours trips!”
Ms Hawkins, USA
“My companions and I enjoyed our Contours Winchcombe Way walk. The route and area we walked were beautiful. We felt prepared and supported and would recommend it.”
Ms Ames, USA
“3rd Contours holiday so we must enjoy them - we keep coming back. When we booked on a week that had a special event, you were able to find us a different route”
Dr Rudolph, USA
“Very good holiday. Overall, very well organized and positive.”
Mr Waite, Canada
“I had a wonderful time and I would like to thank Contours. Everyone I spoke to during my trip who are involved with you talk highly of your company and I can see why. Your trips are very well organised. Amazing experience. Beautiful scenery and wonderful people.”
Miss Ryan, Australia
“Thank you for a well-planned break. It was the right distance and terrain for our walkers.”
Mrs Kiln, UK
“Great weather, great walks, great accommodations, great service.”
Mr Domhof, Netherlands
“One of my very best holidays ever.”
Ms Cullmann, Germany
“We had a wonderful time with the distances per day and accommodations being ideal for us. Lovely pubs at each village to provide genuine hospitality and great meals and welcoming hosts at our Bed & Breakfasts. The communication throughout the lead-up to our start was seamless. The printed directions and marked-up map gave us almost step-by-step instructions.”
Mr Bamford, Australia
"Old Mill at Lower Slaughter" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle
"Mastering Stiles" by Shona Graham (2020)
"By the Plough Inn" by Samantha Smith (2018)
"Wardens Way" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Overlooking the Trail" by Shona Graham (2020)
"Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey
"Windrush Way" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Broadway Tower" by Shona Graham (2020)
Cleeve Common
Cleeve Common
"Way down to Winchcombe" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Wardens Way Sheep" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
"Canine Companion" by Shona Graham (2020)
"Near Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Signposting" by Georgetta Doyle (2018)
Cleeve Common
Cleeve Common
"Sheep at Guiting Power" by Petra Cullman (2018)
Belas Knap Long Barrow
Belas Knap Long Barrow
"Stone Wall outside Moreton-in-Marsh" by Vicky Kerfoot (2018)
Cleeve Hill
Cleeve Hill
"Watermill in Upper Slaughter" by Georgetta Doyle (2018)
Looking west Towards Alderton and Dumbleton Hills
Looking west Towards Alderton and Dumbleton Hills
Stanway House
Stanway House
Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle
Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey
"Walking Group at Lansdowne" by Pauline Ellington (2019)
"Heading towards Wootton-under-Edge" by Pauline Ellington (2019)