Circular Walks in the Cotswolds

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

3 to 13 nights
26-80 miles
Easy to Strenuous

From £270 per person

About the trail

Strewn with countless pretty villages built by medieval merchants, the Cotswolds fulfils most people's idea of a ‘typical' English landscape. Within this magical region 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

“Great weather, great walks, great accommodations, great service.”
Mr Domhof, Netherlands
“Loved the fact that this is a walk devised by Contours so it’s off the beaten track.”
Ms Breese, Germany
“One of my very best holidays ever.”
Ms Cullmann, Germany
“The route notes were very good which is so important for a worry free walk.”
Mr Le Sueur, UK
“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
“Had a wonderful walking holiday so thank you very much.”
Mrs Woodward, UK
“The walk was demanding but enjoyable. Travelled as father and son. I am 77 and found it difficult in parts but we completed it and felt a sense of achievement. Would certainly travel with Contours again.”
Mr Neal, UK
“It was all that I expected and more. Each day was different in terms of scenery and villages.”
Mrs Edamura, Canada
“This has been one of my favourite holidays.”
Mrs Malcharek, Canada
"Signposting" by Georgetta Doyle (2018)
"By the Plough Inn" by Samantha Smith (2018)
"Old Mill at Lower Slaughter" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
Sudeley Castle
"Stone Wall outside Moreton-in-Marsh" by Vicky Kerfoot (2018)
Hailes Abbey
"Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Wardens Way" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
Cleeve Common
"Watermill in Upper Slaughter" by Georgetta Doyle (2018)
"Windrush Way" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Way down to Winchcombe" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
Snowshill Manor
"Near Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Wardens Way Sheep" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
Cleeve Common
"Sheep at Guiting Power" by Petra Cullman (2018)
Belas Knap Long Barrow
Cleeve Hill
Looking west Towards Alderton and Dumbleton Hills
Stanway House
Sudeley Castle
Hailes Abbey
"Walking Group at Lansdowne" by Pauline Ellington (2019)
"Heading towards Wootton-under-Edge" by Pauline Ellington (2019)