The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a walkers paradise with over 3000 miles of public footpaths through some of the best scenic landscapes that England has to offer.
This region of gentle rolling hills and honey-coloured stone villages, some 100 miles/160kms west of London, has some of the best walking with footpaths that are exceptionally well maintained combined with the nature of the landscape means that the walking is within the capabilities of almost everyone.
The Cotswolds is well known for the idyllic beauty of its landscape for very good reason. The wolds are cut by small river valleys that form a magnificent backdrop to numerous delightful ancient sleepy villages and bustling market towns built from the distinctive honey-coloured limestone.
By only walking the Cotswold landscape will you discover ancient tracks of the drovers and salt ways, neolithic burial sites, iron age forts, ancient wool churches, deserted villages, ruins of a byegone age and ancient beech & oak woodlands not to mention hidden meandering river valleys.
Access to the countryside - the Cotswolds is renowned and a well used destination for walking through the open
'Wold' countryside. Public rights of way are well maintained and signposted and the area has one of the best kept 'rights of way' networks in the UK. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also contains a number of national and regional walking routes such as 'The Cotswolds Way Trail', 'Macmillan Way' and 'Oxfordshire Way'. Circular routes withy self-guided leaflets are also plentiful.
Relax and enjoy your guided or self guided walking holidays in the peaceful countryside of the West Country of England and Overseas in Austria and Cyprus.
Discover the Cotswolds set amidst gentle rolling countryside and enjoy Somerset with its picturesque Mendip Hills.Also the beautiful Wiltshire Downs and its heritage together with the contrasting scenery of Exmoor with its coastline, heather moors and wooded combes.
The beautiful area of the West Country has so much to offer the independent walker with its contrasting scenery. Some of our walks encompass the City of Bath, which offers some of the finest architectural sights in Europe with the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the famous Georgian Royal Crescent. As you leave Bath via the Kennet and Avon canal and travel on into the Mendips you will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful countryside of the area and the fascinating heritage.
The Cotswolds, is an area bounded by Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon and is world famous for the beauty of its towns and villages. In scale this varies from modest cottages to imposing manor houses and impressive churches both large and small. Gently undulating hills and tree lined valleys allow the walker to appreciate and enjoy the distinctive character of this inviting countryside.
We also have experience in arranging individual walking club itineraries to suit your organisation - please enquire about our special rates. We are now in our 20th year and we personally lead all guided walks.
Bath & West Country Walks
Osmington, Brewery Lane, Holcombe, Bath, BA3 5EG