Cotswolds hills and villages "the heart of Britain"

This circular hike takes us from Moreton in Marsh, through the "Heart of Britain" the Cotswolds, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. Walking through pretty rolling countryside, lush green pastures, idilic Cotswold villages we visit Chipping Campden with it's Honey coloured cotswold cottages which have remained relatively unchanged since the 14 century and follow the Diamond way through Broad Campden and Blockley before returning to Moreton in Marsh and our train home.

Meeting point, 07.45 London Paddington train station, by the information booth by in front of the ticket office (it's an early start please be prompt) we will be taking the 08.21 train to Moreton in Marsh arriving 10.00, journey time 1hr 39m.

Cost, £21.45 for a group of three people travelling together (click here) £6 organiser fee total £26.45

Details, 25km 16m on good paths through rolling countryside with small hills.

What to bring, (click here)

Leaving the pretty village of Moreton in Marsh with it's beautiful cotswold stone cottages, we join the Diamond Way, the gently undulating trail takes us through lush green fields to the tiny village of Aston Magna. Dropping down to Knee Brook the path follows the valley to Paxford, before traversing  rolling hillsides to small historic market town of Chipping Campden which is noted for the elegant terraced high street and market square dating back to the 14th century.

The trail turns south and passes Hangmans Hall before climbing up to the village of Blockley dominated by the church tower of St Peter and Paul and described as the Cotswolds best kept secret and at 250m high we have beautiful views over the rolling coutryside. We descend past Batsford park with it's arboretum and falconry centre to arrive back in Moreton in Marsh where you can join us for a well deserved drink and some food or take the train back home.

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  • Gary

    Hi guys, as we are a large group I have changed the meeting time to 7.45 to give us plenty of time to purchase tickets, please be prompt! I'll be sending out an email later today which will include my contact details.

    June 12

    • Erica R.

      It's ok, the reference number is 20 Apr[masked]:09:19 BST
      Transaction ID: 3UK79827NF962602C

      June 17

    • Gary

      Hi Erica, I have refunded and emailed you the paypal transaction. Gary

      1 · June 17

  • Annette

    Interesting and challenging walk with a fun group of people, even the nettle stings were worth it. Thanks Gary.

    1 · June 15

  • Stein-Are

    My desire to prolong nice experiences was satisfied!

    1 · June 15

  • Elsie

    "Are we nearly there yet?"....thanks Gary for another lovely fun long walk ;) and thanks to everyone for being such great company. Really enjoyed it and it was just the warm up I needed for the walk today - lol..now finished and enjoying a jug of pimms in Eastbourne. See you soon!

    1 · June 15

  • Julija M.

    Thank you for this beautiful and challenging walk, Gary! Will be looking forward for more longish hikes with Go London!

    1 · June 15

  • Will L.

    Great first hike with Go, thanks Gary. Good to meet everyone.

    1 · June 15

  • Lucia G.

    another great walk and lots of fun, thank you for organizing it , !!!!

    1 · June 15

  • Asha

    First meet up for me and great experience. Thank you Gary for organising :)

    1 · June 15

  • Erik

    Was a lot of fun! Thanks as always Gary!

    1 · June 15

  • Praful

    The photogenic Cotswolds: what more could you ask for?

    Another Gary classic :-)

    1 · June 15

  • James

    Was good fun :)

    1 · June 15

  • kumar

    Sorry last minute notice.. I can't make on time.. Sorry

    June 14

  • eleni

    Sorry for very last minute notice I won't make it on time

    June 14

  • Louisa

    Hi Gary, I will meet you at Moreton in Marsh Station.

    1 · June 13

  • Andrew

    Gary - I plan to meet you at Moreton in Marsh station

    1 · June 13

  • Maite

    I can't go tomorrow. I leave my spot If someone wants it

    June 13

    • Gary

      Change your RSVP to NO please so someone can take your spot

      June 13

  • Florence P.

    I don't have PayPal. Can I pay by card?

    June 12

  • Leela M.

    Hi Gary,

    Can I take Rachel's spot?

    June 12

    • Gary

      RSVP yes when the spot becomes available

      June 12

  • Rachel

    Hi, sorry I can't make it anymore. I've changed my RSVP so someone else can - looks like it will be a lovely walk.

    1 · June 12

  • Philippa

    To be aware, Jubilee line closed this weekend between London Bridge and North Greenwich.

    1 · June 12

  • Will L.

    Hi Erica and Suad. Can you cancel your RSVP, so I can sign up. Thanks so much. Will

    June 11

    • suad

      Hi Will, i have changed my RSVP to No

      June 11

    • Will L.

      Thanks alot Suad

      June 11

  • Polina

    Hi Gary, I d like to come if there is availability! Happy to joun at short notice

    June 11

  • Will L.

    I'd like that cancelled spot if possible, can you open the RSVP?

    June 11

  • Erica R.

    Sorry again, I can't make it. About the refund if is possible, tks. Xx

    June 11

  • suad

    Hi Guys i have to cancel . So anybody can have my spot and good luck with your walk and hope to join you next time . Suad

    1 · June 11

  • Shiva

    Hi Gary I live in Oxford so it would make more sense for me to come to moreton in marsh. Can I meet up with you at the train station there?

    1 · June 10

    • Gary

      Hi Shiva, See you in Moreton, I'll send out an email nearer the weekend which will include my contact details

      June 10

    • Shiva

      Ok that's great

      1 · June 11

  • michelle

    Hi is this a gentle walk or at hiking pace ?

    1 · June 10

    • Gary

      Hi Michelle, the walk is 16m 25km so we need to walk at a reasonable pace, it is not a gentle walk!

      1 · June 10

  • pi

    Hi Gary, I hope you will open an other spot... i would love to come!

    June 9

  • Will L.

    I'd like a spot if one becomes available.

    June 9

  • Nic R.

    Ahh, been dying to go to the Cotswolds. Gutted I can't make this one - hopefully you do this walk again!

    1 · June 9

  • Sara

    Hi Gary,

    I've been dying to find a group to hike the Cotswolds with! Any chance that I can join you ? Happy to pick up any extra costs. Please let me know. Thank you so much!

    1 · June 7

    • Sara

      Can't wait!!

      1 · June 8

  • Zeeshan

    Hi Gary Any chance for me plz

    June 7

  • Asha

    Hi Me and my Italian friend are looking to join as well. Would be great if you open up more spaces. Thanks Jo

    June 7

  • Gu H.

    Hi Gary, any chance to open up more spaces? Have been looking to visit Cotswolds for ages :/ would be awesome if I can join. Thanks a lot. Gu

    1 · June 3

  • Paolla

    I am also looking to go

    May 31

  • Julija M.

    Hello Gary, is there any chance for 2 extra places for this hike? I was trying to RSVP this weekend and I had problems with my paypal and then my phone 4g which prevented me from settling the payment, but it has been resolved now. Would be awesome....

    May 28

    • Gary

      Hi Julia, I have opens up 5 more places be quick with your RSVP

      May 29

    • Julija M.

      Thank you Gary! I am in! :)))))

      May 29

  • pi

    Hello Gary, is there any chance for 1 extra place?

    May 29

    • Gary

      Hi Pi, I have opens up 5 more places be quick with your RSVP

      May 29

  • michelle

    What will be the pace of this walk ?

    May 24

    • Gary

      Hi Michelle, the pace depends on how fast the group walk.

      1 · May 27

Your organizer's refund policy for Cotswolds hills and villages "the heart of Britain"

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 7 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: Change your RSVP to NO and someone takes your place, you will be refunded, please email me you Paypal ID so I can identify your payment By signing you agree to our terms and conditions. http://www.meetup.com/GO-London/pages/Terms_And_Conditions/

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