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 -
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
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.
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-Water.
Not 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..