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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. 

2024 Dates
: Guided 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.  

High Season Prices start at 1149 GBP per person for one week based on double (approximately $2010 Cdn)
Non-member associate fee 30 GBP per person.
Single rooms with no single supplement are offered but with limited availability.

Seven nights first class accommodation with private bath
Three meals a day
Guided walking programme with a choice of three walks daily
Transportation in conjunction with the walks

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 is tucked away in a quiet location 100 yards from the charming centre of Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the Cotswolds showpiece villages.  A croquet lawn and walled garden can be enjoyed in this peaceful atmosphere.
    All meals are included with a generous self-select picnic lunch and a hearty three-course evening meal including a vegetarian option..
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