Cotswold Round

A walk from Moreton-in-Marsh visiting the finest towns, villages and countryside in the Cotswolds.

5 to 9 nights
48 miles
Easy to Moderate

From £415 per person

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About this route

The Cotswold Round is a circuit of the best-loved villages and towns of the Cotswolds. Beginning at Moreton-in-Marsh, with its large market square surrounded by handsome former coaching inns, the trail meanders through the tranquil Windrush valley and along the western edge of the Cotswold Hills, allowing for far-reaching views across quintessentially English countryside.

The trail encounters a wealth of industrial and cultural history unique to the Cotswolds, as well as plenty of pleasant scenery and friendly ambiance in each settlement along the way.

 

Standard
Interactive
Cotswold Round map
Circular trail beginning at Moreton-in-Marsh
48 miles (77 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Experiencing the peaceful scenery of the Windrush Valley on the way to Winchcombe.

Exploring the charm of the picturesque Cotswolds towns and villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water and Guiting Power.

Crossing the rolling fields and admiring the pleasant green landscapes and far-reaching views.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
COTR1 A circular trail beginning at Moreton-in-Marsh 5 nights, 4 days walking Moderate£415
COTR2 A circular trail beginning at Moreton-in-Marsh 9 nights, 8 days walking Easy£745

Cotswold Round 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Moreton-in-Marsh where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water. 12 miles (19km)

Day 2

Bourton-on-the-Water to Winchcombe. 12 miles (19km)

Day 3

Winchcombe to Broadway. 12.5 miles (20km)

Day 4

Broadway to Moreton-in-Marsh. 12 miles (19km)

Finish

Depart from Moreton-in-Marsh after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night is perfect if you woud like to explore the sights and sounds of the Cotswolds or to simply rest your weary legs.

Moreton-in-Marsh is a popular choice for an extra night - the historic city of Oxford is only 30 minutes away by train.

Winchcombe is also a great location to explore. It is a charming small town with two or three inns, many attractive old Tudor houses, cottages with roses clambering over their porches and a fine church containing an altar cloth worked by Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife. Forty-five grotesque gargoyles, each representing a local character from the 1460ss adorn its outer walls. Winchcombe is also a good base for exploring Sudeley Castle and its romantic gardens.

Broadway is also a lovely village with two wonderful churches, a fine old inn and some interesting little shops.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 48 miles (77 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 12.5 miles (20 km)
Code: COTR1 Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Moreton-in-Marsh
End of holiday: Moreton-in-Marsh

Route Profile

Cotswold Round Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol and Birmingham.

By Rail - There is a rail station at Moreton-in-Marsh.

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from Moreton-in-Marsh.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Return To The Start - The Cotswold Round is a circular tour beginning and ending in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

Routes on this trail

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Dog friendly
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7 nights
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A walking holiday from Moreton-in-Marsh through the many iconic settlements of the Cotswolds.Find Out More
7 to 13 nights
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3 to 5 nights
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3 nights
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Dog friendly
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Customer reviews from the Cotswold Round

“Thank you for a perfectly organised holiday. The clear route instructions and map made it a very relaxing way to spend 8 days walking.”
Mr Atkinson, Australia
“Well organised, good map and guidebook, great accommodation.”
Mr Pfeifer, UK
“One of my very best holidays ever.”
Ms Cullmann, Germany
“A wonderful holiday. Just what I hoped it would be.”
Mr Atkinson, Australia
“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
“It was a wonderful experience. The instructions provided were excellent.”
Mrs Kerfoot, Australia
“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
“In the round, no pun intended, the standard of accommodation and facilities were the best we have had in some eight walks with Contours.”
Mr Henderson, UK
“The route notes were very good which is so important for a worry free walk.”
Mr Le Sueur, UK

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