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Walking the English Countryside: the Cotswolds and Cornwall

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Program #18730RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ann from Ledyard, CT Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/02/14 - 09/15/14
A lovely area to visit and learn about for very strong walkers.

Carol from Montgomry Vlg, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/02/14 - 09/15/14
This was a wonderful trip, but the hikes were just as described: challenging! It made me into a better hiker. The walks cover some outstanding scenic areas. Well worth the effort.

Gayle from Fort Myers, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/08/14 - 07/21/14
This is a wonderful opportunity to be active and learn more about a beautiful land and its history and people. Ian and his crew do a brilliant job of showing off beautiful landscapes and making guests feel right at home. My husband and I had terrific fun and look forward to exploring more of this intriguing nation.

John from Glastonbury, CT Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/27/14 - 06/09/14
This is a fantastic adventure with great leadership and outstanding landscape.

Gail from Webster, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/27/14 - 06/09/14
This trip ranks first on my list of RS favorites. The hiking was challenging but invigorating. The scenery was beautiful and this group of people excellent fun. The group was a perfect size with 15 participants. Our guides ( Ian and Brian) were a good team. Make sure you have the right gear for this adventure if you plan on going.

Carol from Shutesbury, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/01/13 - 10/14/13
Delightful walking, invigorating hiking and immersion in the natural beauty that are the Cotswolds and Cornwall. The access to public trails is incredible, the cliffs dramatic, the guides open and knowledgable. . Food, accommodations and transportation were all good, and our group was fun and energetic. A trip deserving of a 5 star rating!

Bill from Palmerton, PA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/30/13
Bill from Palmerton, PA This program is a wonderful way to experience the charm and beauty of both the Cotswolds and Cornwall areas of England. The treks are challenging at times and do require good non-slip, water resistant hiking footwear. Treking poles are not a must have but I found useful on slippery rocky early morning treks along the coastal paths of Cornwall. Lodging and meals were top notch. There was ample free time to explore the villages we hiked to prior to boarding transportation back to our hotel and dinner. The overall pace of the program was well done with a diversified agenda that made the overall experience most enjoyable.

Nancy from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/17/13 - 09/30/13
I love to hike, so I chose a program at the most challenging level in a location that was totally different from the mountains of Southern California. The Cotswolds and the Cornwall Coast both had walking trails of great beauty. The hotels and food were first-rate. The other participants were a fun and varied group. Every day I woke up looking forward to a wonderful walking experience, and at the end of every day I was tired and happy. Our fearless leaders, Geoff and Roy, were funny and knowledgeable.

Carolyn from Newcastle, WA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/01/13 - 10/14/13
This trip exceeded all of my expectations. It was wonderful to be walking in these two beautiful parts of England with fun people, great guides, and oustanding scenery. The meals and hotels were excellent! Each walk was completely different and each day was wonderful with delightful experiences. I could go on this trip again in a couple of years.

Eleanor from Warner, NH Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 09/03/13 - 09/16/13
Hiking in the Cotswolds and Cornwall is a strenuous, but fantastic marriage of ambition and satisfaction. These areas can best be experienced on the ground and at walking speed. I heartily recommend the experience while you still can walk.

Janet from Tampa, FL Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/09/13 - 07/22/13
I hiked this last July and had a wonderful time. anyone who enjoys the outdoors and seeing the countryside should take this trip!

Maude from Burbank, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/25/13 - 07/08/13
These programs provide a wonderful way to see the world with other people who share the same curiosity; it is the people who go on these trips who are as interesting as the destination itself.

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