February 19th 2016

Think of idyllic England and there is every chance that you will be thinking of the Cotswolds. Defined by its rolling hills – the 'wolds' – this glorious region runs through five counties in the heart of the country. Richly rural, our Walk in the countryside takes us long some of the 3,000 miles of public rights of way. cotswolds roses round the door A gentle journey in one of the UK’s prettiest areas, this ticks all the boxes for anyone wanting a breath of country air. We stroll under the canopy of ancient forests, through wildflower meadows and the tapestry of farmland, latticed by mile upon mile of the traditional local stone walls. The golden stone cottages line the High Street of Chipping Campden, where we start our rural idyll. Quintessentially Cotswolds, there is a 17th century covered market house and this town became the centre of the Arts and Crafts movement in 1902. A hike to the edge of the Cotswolds escarpment finds Broadway Tower, a folly designed by Capability Brown (this year celebrates his tercentenary) for the Earl of Coventry. On a clear day the view stretches across to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Wander through the 'outdoor rooms' of Hidcote Manor Gardens, designed a century ago by American Lawrence Johnson. An extra special treat in this, the Year of the English Garden. cotswolds big house

More Cotswolds highlights:

  • Visit a gracious Jacobean country house, the birthplace of competitive croquet, complete with two Victorian lawns.
  • Savor a hearty pub lunch in an old inn.
  • Discover the mysterious Rollright Stones circle and ponder their ancient origins.
  • Marvel at the palace of Blenheim, ancestral home of the Churchill family and one of England’s most imposing buildings, set in magnificent pleasure grounds and gardens.
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