The Cotswolds is an official area of natural beauty (AONB) second only to the Lake District in size. The Cotswold landscape has been unspoilt over the past 300 years. The Cotswold area is named for the limestone Cotswold Hills that run for 50 miles or more northeast of Bath. There are over 3000 miles of public footpaths in the Cotswolds area of outstanding beauty, walking and cycling are great ways to appreciate and enjoy the distinctive character of the Cotswolds.
Historically this area was used for raising sheep and was made famous in the middle ages for the wool trade. Most towns have a ‘Wool Church’ a large church from the 1500s built by rich wool merchants of that time.
Explore the picturesque Cotswold villages with their golden stone buildings dating back to the 16th/17th century, stately house and gardens, the open lush country side with its clear flowing rivers discover the woodland, the ancient track and the long winding footpaths. There are many walks to choose from including the Cotswold Way this runs for 103 mile from Bath to Chipping Campden one of the great long distance trails in Britain.
Walking the Cotswold Way the Chipping Campden to Broadway route is 9km (6 miles) or Chipping Campden to Winchcombe 19km (12miles).
There are many cycling routes in the Cotswolds. The visitor’s information centres have freely available circular routes. The Cotswolds is a perfect place for cycling the is something for everyone to enjoy, off road cycling around the water parks, through woodlands, along the country lane, the historic towns with their honey stone buildings, impressive church, stately homes and gardens.
See the glorious sun rise over the Cotswold landscape and the sunset at the end of your day.
Enjoy a walking or cycling break in the heart of England and all that the Cotswolds have to offer.
At Woodlands we can offer:
For non motorists collection from main line train station Moreton-in-Marsh or coach drop off point.
A warm and friendly welcome with a high standard of accommodation.
Packed lunches (on request catering for all dietary requirements).