|Location:||Southern Central England|
|Grade:||Easy to moderate|
|Point of Origin:||Moreton in Marsh|
|May 26 - June 2, 2012|
June 13 - 20, 2013
|Cost:||$1,800 per person (single supplement: $400)|
|Accommodations:||Local Cotswold stone cottages on a farm near the picture-perfect market village of Chipping Campden. All bedrooms en-suite.|
The Cotswolds offer walkers a countryside dotted with charming villages and a superb network of footpaths upon which to explore the region. Geographically, the Cotswolds consist of a limestone escarpment in west-central England. For walkers, the hills are mild and manageable, but sufficient to provide sweeping views across the vale to the Welsh mountains beyond. Culturally, The Cotswolds are characterized by their cozy “Englishness.” Villages of golden stone, thatched roof cottages, tea rooms and pubs complement the landscape and provide delightful diversions for walkers.
Our home in the Cotswolds will be Chipping Campden, famous for its architectural beauty. We set off each day to explore formal gardens, market towns, and ancestral estates, as well as experience a really great “stretch of the legs.” The challenge for walkers in the Cotswolds will be deciding which of the places they visit is the prettiest. From Bourton on the Water, with its 18th century bridges across the River Windrush, to romantic 16th century Stanway House, we walk through a landscape awash with beauty. And of course, we cap off each day with a trip to one of the fine local pubs or restaurants.