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The Cotswold Triangle

A Short Walking Break in the Best of the Cotswolds

The Cotswold Triangle is designed to walk the best walks and stay in the prettiest small towns and villages over a long weekend. A perfect short break.

The distances are not too taxing, but long enough to let you feel you've had a good day out, and it is all on waymarked paths, with fine scenery and lots of historical interest along the way.

At the end of each day, you will stay overnight in the lovely Cotswold towns, with intricate street patterns, soft creamy sandstone cottages, traditional shops pubs and restaurants, and fine historic buildings.

Accommodation is in good B&Bs or Hotels. Prices may vary, depending on your preference and on availability, but you can always rely on being comfortable after a day out in the Cotswold countryside.

If you are travelling by public transport, its normally easiest to go via Cheltenham. This is only a short distance from Winchcombe, and the taxi journey only costs about £10.00. Alternatively, you could take the train to Chipping Campden and start and finish your holiday there.

The published itinerary is for 4 nights (3 days walk) in good B&Bs but, as always, we can adapt the itinerary and accommodation to suit your own particular requirements.

What's Included

  • Accommodation with breakfast for 4 nights in B&Bs or Hotels
  • Door to Door luggage transfer
  • Comprehensive Tour Pack with route notes, maps, and details on accommodation and transport

Optional Extras

  • Shorter or longer itinerary to suit your schedule
  • Upgrades to more luxurious accommodation
  • Start and finish at Chipping Campden or Stow-on-the-Wold

Price - £295.00 per person

For 2 people sharing a room for 4 nights - single occupancy supplement is £100.00

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Getting There

Winchombe is just a short taxi ride from Cheltenham, which is on the rail lines form London, Bristol and Birmingham. Alternatively, Chipping Campden is easy to reach from Birmingam. Please contact us for more details.

All photographs on this page are by Christopher Knowles - Sudely Castle below

 

Itinerary (4 nights)

Total Distance - 45 miles, 72k
Longest Day - 16 miles, 26k
Average Day - 15miles, 24k

Itinerary can be adapted to start and finish at any of the overnight stops.
Available from April to end of September

Day 1 - Arrive and overnight in Winchcombe

Winchcombe, meaning "valley with a bend," has everything you would expect in the English country town of your imagination. Fine old fashioned shops, pubs and restaurants, a mixture of stone and half timbered cottages, it even has its own castle, complete with its own famous person's tomb - that of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife.

Day 2 - Winchcombe to Chipping Campden - 16 mls, 25.6k

Gentle walking for the most part, getting onto the lower Cotswold slopes later in the walk. Good stopping places along the way are Hailes Abbey and Broadway Tower, as well as the delightful villages of Stanway and Stanton, and the fine old wool town of Broadway. Plenty opportunites for cream teas. Overnight in Chipping Campden

Day 3 - Chipping Campden to Stow-on-the-Wold - 15 miles, 24k

A special day's walk right through the heart of the Cotswolds. After passing the fine arboretum at Batsford, you have miles of great vistas as you pass through another fine Cotswold village at Moreton-in-Marsh. More open hills, but plenty of opportunities for cream teas, as you walk on through Longborough and Broadwell, before reaching the delightful stone cottages adn antique shops of Stow-on-the-Wold. Overnight in Stow-one-the-Wold

Day 4 - Stow-on-the-Wold to Winchcombe - 14 miles, 22.5k

Another great mix of walking on the rolling wolds adn stopping at picture postcard villages. Upper and Lower Slaughter and Naunton and Guiting are among the villages you will visit before passing Sudely Castle and onwards to complete your walk at Winchcombe.

Day 5 Depart Winchcombe

Winchcombe is only a short taxi ride from Cheltenham, easily reached by train from London, Bristol and the south, and Birmingham and the north.