Cotswold Walks

Walk this way

Surrounded by woodlands, hills, fields and footpaths, Dormy House makes a brilliant base for ramblers and roamers. For serious walkers, we’re a short meander from the Cotswold Way – the 100-mile walking trail between Chipping Campden and Bath that connects to a vast network of pathways across Britain – but if you just fancy a light country wander, we’ve created three tailor-made walks that start on our doorstep…

Broadway and back – 3 miles; relatively easy

Weston Park and Dover’s Hill – 6 miles; moderate

Broadway Tower along the escarpment – 9 miles; challenging

There are plenty more options – more than 3,000 miles of public footpaths in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty alone.

Here are a few of our favourite trails:

Farncombe Estate

Explore the 400 acres of our own estate, which has a nature trail where you can spot wild deer, foxes and badgers. There are lakes, woodlands and breath-stealing views over the Vale of Evesham to the Malverns and mountains of Wales beyond.

The Cotswold Way

This is one of England’s best long-distance trails. It follows the Cotswold escarpment from Chipping Campden to Bath, a trek of just over 100 miles – but you don’t have to schlep the whole route; the Way can easily be broken down into bite-sized chunks for a happy day’s rambling.

The North Cotswold Diamond Way

This 60-mile, diamond-shaped walk takes you through some of the loveliest villages of the north Cotswolds. It extends to Ebrington in the north, Oddington in the east, Northleach in the south and Guiting Power in the west.

Wherever you’re headed, we can provide maps, tips and, of course, Dormy hampers to help you on your way – just ask.