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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

“It was a wonderful experience. The instructions provided were excellent.”
Mrs Kerfoot, Australia
“The organisation of the accommodation and preparation for our trip was excellent.”
Ms Heming, UK
“Very organized, easy to follow directions, great accommodations, and beautiful walks.”
Mr Litsky, USA
“Overall a wonderful walk.”
Ms Lundquist, 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
“The hike in the Cotswolds was great! We really enjoyed the shorter hiking days and having time to enjoy the villages/towns where we stayed. Your staff was very receptive to our questions during the planning process and quick to respond. Even the weather was awesome!”
Mrs Stamm, 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
“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
“It was all that I expected and more. Each day was different in terms of scenery and villages.”
Mrs Edamura, Canada
Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle
"By the Plough Inn" by Samantha Smith (2018)
"Old Mill at Lower Slaughter" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Mastering Stiles" by Shona Graham (2020)
Hailes Abbey
Hailes Abbey
"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)
"Way down to Winchcombe" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Broadway Tower" by Shona Graham (2020)
Snowshill Manor
Snowshill Manor
"Near Hailes Abbey" by Petra Cullmann (2018)
"Wardens Way Sheep" by Elizabeth Bradley (2017)
"Canine Companion" by Shona Graham (2020)
Cleeve Common
Cleeve Common
"Sheep at Guiting Power" by Petra Cullman (2018)
"Signposting" by Georgetta Doyle (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)