Circular Walks in the Cotswolds

Circular Walks in the Cotswolds

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

3 to 9 nights
27-60 miles
Easy to Demanding

From £325 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.

Looking for the full Cotswold Way National Trail? Click here.

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

“Overall a wonderful walk.”
Ms Lundquist, USA
“We had a wonderful time and perfect cloudy weather.”
Ms Monahan, USA
“It was all that I expected and more. Each day was different in terms of scenery and villages.”
Mrs Edamura, Canada
“We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the range of accommodation. We received excellent support from Contours. Thank you. We enjoyed it all.”
Mrs Davis, UK
“Very organized, easy to follow directions, great accommodations, and beautiful walks.”
Mr Litsky, USA
“Accommodations were charming, the walk was exactly what we expected, and the folks at Contours who helped us with all our requirements and changes were unfailingly courteous and prompt.”
Mr Zimmerman, USA
“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
“It was very helpful to have the accommodation near the track at all the places we stayed in now. We will recommend to others. Everything went well. We will definitely recommend your company and tours to others. If we come back to England, we would like another walking holiday. We were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of food on our route.”
Mr Hanson, USA
“I loved this holiday and would recommend this to anyone. I have already recommended this as far as anyone would listen!”
Ms Kleynhans, South Africa
Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle
"By the Plough Inn" by Samantha Smith (2018)
"Leaving Broadway" by Alison Baillie (2022)
"Sudeley Castle" by Helen and Liz Boyd (2022)
Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey
"Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Coming out of Chipping Campden" by Alison Baillie (2022)
"Hedgehog on the Trail" by Helen and Liz Boyd (2022)
Cleeve Common
Cleeve Common
"Way down to Winchcombe" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Old Mill at Lower Slaughter" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Mastering Stiles" by Shona Graham (2020)
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
"Near Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Wardens Way" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Overlooking the Trail" by Shona Graham (2020)
Cleeve Common
Cleeve Common
"Windrush Way" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Sheep at Guiting Power" by Petra Cullman (2018)
"Broadway Tower" by Shona Graham (2020)
Belas Knap Long Barrow
Belas Knap Long Barrow
"Wardens Way Sheep" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Canine Companion" by Shona Graham (2020)
Cleeve Hill
Cleeve Hill
"Signposting" by Georgetta Doyle (2018)
Looking west Towards Alderton and Dumbleton Hills
Looking west Towards Alderton and Dumbleton Hills
"Stone Wall outside Moreton-in-Marsh" by Vicky Kerfoot (2018)
Stanway House
Stanway House
"Watermill in Upper Slaughter" by Georgetta Doyle (2018)
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)