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 £255 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

“We enjoyed the lovely scenery and small villages. The accommodations were well situated and the hosts were all very friendly and helpful.”
Mrs McRae, Canada
“Had a wonderful walking holiday so thank you very much.”
Mrs Woodward, UK
“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
“The route notes were very good which is so important for a worry free walk.”
Mr Le Sueur, UK
“One of my very best holidays ever.”
Ms Cullmann, Germany
“This has been one of my favourite holidays.”
Mrs Malcharek, Canada
“A wonderful holiday. Just what I hoped it would be.”
Mr Atkinson, Australia
“Well organised, good map and guidebook, great accommodation.”
Mr Pfeifer, UK
“It was all that I expected and more. Each day was different in terms of scenery and villages.”
Mrs Edamura, 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
Hailes Abbey
"Stone Wall outside Moreton-in-Marsh" by Vicky Kerfoot (2018)
"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