Cotswold Walks

Walk this Way

Walking is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful Cotswold hills and walkers love to stay – or stop – at Dormy House. We are adjacent to the Cotswold Way, which connects to the wider network of British footpaths.

We have created three tailor-made walks from our doorstep:

  • Broadway and back (3 miles – relatively easy)
  • Weston Park and Dover’s Hill (6 miles – moderate)
  • Broadway Tower following the escarpment (9 miles – challenging)

But there are endless walks and combinations to choose from – more than 3,000 miles of public footpaths in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty alone.

Here are some ideas to get you started:
Farncombe Estate
Explore the 400 acres of our very own Farncombe Estate, which has a Nature Trail and is home to wild deer, foxes and badgers. There are lakes, woodlands and stunning views over the Vale of Evesham to the Malverns and mountains of Wales.

The Cotswold Way
This is one of England’s best long-distance trails, recently upgraded to national status. It follows the Cotswold escarpment from Chipping Campden to Bath, a trek of just over 100 miles. It is, of course, possible, to take bite-sized chunks out of the walk for day excursions. Don’t forget your Dormy Hamper!

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.