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Guided Walking in Britain
The Cotswolds    Bourton-on-the-Water

The Cotswolds is a pretty region of Western England near the border of Wales. For a week the walking holidays are based in the quaint town of Bourton-on-the-Water and from here we walk on country foot-paths that have been used since medieval times. See heritage houses and medieval churches, atmospheric country estates and prehistoric burial mounds. Chichester is a market town of Roman origin. Hidcote Manor Gardens are one of the greatest gardens in the country. We visit a stone circle 4,000 years old and ramble through villages like Upper Slaughter. There is always time to enjoy afternoon tea and crumpets or quaff an ale in a pub. 

2018 Dates
: Classic Walking Holidays weekly starting Fridays from April - November. 
Walkers stay at the same hotel for seven nights. Days start and end with a short bus ride so the walks are in the most spectacular parts of the island.  

Prices:  start at   770 GBP. per person for one week based on double occupancy.   
A limited number of single rooms are available with no supplement.
Premium rooms are available at a supplement of 10 GBP per person per night.
Non member associate fee is 10 GBP per person per booking.

Walking: Easy walking with a combination of riverside, fields and woodland. Paths are well-trodden and level but include many stiles over fences. A choice of three guided walks are offered each day.

  •    Easier walks      5 7 miles                         up to 1000 ft of ascent over a day.
  •    Medium walks    7   9 miles                         up to 1250 ft of ascent over a day.
  •    Harder walks     9.5  11.5 miles                 up to 1550 ft
     of ascent over a day.

    When you are not walking:
    Explore the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-WaterNot far away by bus or train is the city of Oxford and the magnificent estate of Blenheim Palace, home of Winston Churchill.


    : HARRINGTON HOUSE. Dating from the Tudor period, Harrington House mirrors the mellow architectural style of the Cotswolds.  Tucked away in a quiet location, it is 100 yards from the charming centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the Cotswolds showpiece villages.  A cosy lounge, croquet lawn and walled garden can all be enjoyed in this peaceful atmosphere.  All meals are included with a generous self-select picnic lunch and three-course evening meal including a vegetarian option..

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