Cotswolds to Bath Walking

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Meet friendly locals and stroll through chocolate box-like charm as you make your way through green fields, tree-dotted hillsides and sleepy villages.

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DAYS

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ACTIVITY LEVEL

England: Drink It In

Take in the Cotswolds’ charm on foot and explore the lavish gardens, ancient cities, and honey-pot homes in one of Britain’s quaintest corners. From Churchill’s residence at Blenheim Palace to the Roman influences infused in Bath, strolling the Cotswolds is a glorious step back in time. Stay in one of the top-rated hotels in Bath, a rejuvenated 17thC farm near Broadway Village, and an elegant country estate in Cirencester as part of your luxury walking adventure.
 
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Travel Curator’s Insights:

    • Visit a hedge maze, plus neoclassical and faux medieval structures at Rococo Gardens, a perfectly manicured yet whimsical escape built in the 1740s.
    • Explore Roman baths from 800BC which include a magnificent temple and bathing complex on the site of Britain’s only hot spring.
    • Stroll the days away meeting locals and stopping at pubs, then enjoy fantastic dining and hotel properties in the evening all orchestrated to perfection by this quirky yet much-loved operator.

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Rates:
From $6,495 per person
Enhanced sanitation measures and revised cancellation policy in place. Policies and protocols provided before you book.

Sept 18-23, 2022
Ask us for later dates. Also custom dates to fit your schedule.

June, July & Sept 2022, 2023
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Trip Sustainability Awards 

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Education

Supports equal opportunity education efforts in local communities

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Local Community

Provides support for local farming projects

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Conservation

Plants trees to support local reforestation projects

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Itinerary 

Day 1 - Gloucestershire

From Oxford, it's on to Blenheim Palace for a private art collection tour. This afternoon, follow quiet country roads by foot in Gloucestershire eventually arriving at your first stay.

Accommodation: Dormy House Hotel, Broadway


Dormy House Hotel: Perched high above the village of Broadway with fabulous views across the Cotswolds, Dormy House is the perfect rural retreat. Think cosy corners, log fires, sparkling spa, glorious grub and sumptuous interiors. Back in the 17thC, this establishment went by the name of Willersey Hill Farm and its inhabitants cultivated the surrounding land. Today it has been part of the Farncombe Estate since 1977 and is one of the Cotswolds' most renowned hotels. It boasts two sumptuous restaurants, a luxurious spa, and spacious, intimate bedrooms.


Day 2 - Slad Valley

Set out on foot this morning to explore the bucolic Slad Valley countryside. Along the way back to Painswick, visit Rococo Gardens a perfectly manicured yet whimsical escape built in the 1740s.

Accommodation: Dormy House Hotel, Broadway

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Day 3 - Kingham

Venture into Kingham, the heart of the Cotswolds to visit one of our favourite organic farms for a hands-on lunch experience. On foot, pass by the stone cottages of Bibury on your way to your new stay.

Accommodation: Barnsley House, Cirencester


Barnsley House: Let the clocks stop… and time stand still. Steal away to a picture-perfect Cotswold village and stay at your very own country house retreat, nestled in fairytale gardens. Nourish your spirit with reviving treatments in the hideaway garden spa. Dine on delicious dishes with produce picked from the abundant garden…the magical heart and soul of this special place. Intimate and timeless, Barnsley House feels like a best-kept secret… ripe for a spot of romance, or a celebration you’ll never forget.


Day 4 - Golden Valley,

Start your morning walk in the Golden Valley, a favourite spot of Queen Victoria. Enjoy lunch at a private polo club, followed by tea with a pro polo player who will introduce you to the sport.

Accommodation: Barnsley House, Cirencester

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Day 5 - Bath

From the outskirts of Bath, walk into the city over farmer’s fields and the 18thC Kennet & Avon Canal. Later, explore Roman Baths from 800 BC with our local expert then indulge in a final celebratory evening.

Accommodation: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath


The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa: A five-star haven of elegance and tranquility in the historic center of Bath. Step inside and discover a multi-talented hotel that offers so much more than just a place to stay. An iconic sanctuary in the city set in an acre of glorious gardens. A sensational spa for a blissful escape and beautiful bedrooms, each one uniquely designed with spectacular views. Every inch of this hotel is underpinned by impeccable service, delivered by staff dedicated to making your stay unforgettable.


Day 6 - Departure

After a delicious breakfast at the Royal Crescent hotel, you will be driven to the Bath Spa railway station for your onward journey. Cheerio!


Activity Level: Moderate. This trip is appropriate for travelers who enjoy going for a good walk and can handle an incline or two. The terrain we cover is varied. We’ll enjoy some gently rolling hills, and a few climbs which will be a bit more demanding. Rewarding views are guaranteed. Daily distances range from 6.5 to 16 km (4 to 10 mi) and options for shorter or longer routes are available on all days.

 

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DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Two people traveling in a room together. Rate is per person.

From in USD:

$6,495pp

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SOLO SUPPLEMENT

As a solo traveler, a cost supplement will be added to your trip.

From in USD:

$1,000pp

What could be more delightful than a serene walk in the countryside? This operator will add special touches and insider opportunities that will make this a walk to remember.

Joy Martinello, Founder

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What’s Included & Cancellation Policy:

WHAT'S INCLUDED
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them. In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

• All accommodation
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
• Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
• Waist pack with water bottle and holder
• GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
• All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
• All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
• All baggage transportation
• All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
• Services of a professional local guide