Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 10 miles, approximately 1 hour. The walk from Chipping Campden to Broadway is approximately 5.5 miles, with two steady hill climbs totaling approximately 650 feet (200 meters) of ascent; paved streets, grass and earth paths. Extent of walking and other activities during time for independent exploration according to personal choice.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet offers a range of hot and cold items such as eggs, breakfast meats, hash browns, mushrooms, tomatoes, cereals, cheese, cold cuts, yogurts, pastries and toast, as well as milk, juices, coffee, tea, water.
We'll board a motorcoach and ride into the Cotswolds to the delightful town of Chipping Campden. Our Group Leader will lead a walk and a visit to Hart’s Silversmith, then will provide maps and suggestions for places to see during time for independent exploration.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
We will regroup and walk from Chipping Campden to the village of Broadway, via the iconic Broadway Tower, led by our Group Leaders. We’ll navigate spectacular hills and be rewarded, weather permitting, with glorious views out across the Cotswolds. Broadway Tower itself stands like a monolith atop Dover’s Hill, the second highest point in the Cotswolds, and is an example of what the English affectionately refer to as a “folly” – an extravagant building constructed for no real practical purpose. We will then return to the hotel by motorcoach.
Plated hotel meal.
At the hotel, we'll enjoy a presentation by a Cotswold AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Ranger on the history of farming in the Cotswolds and the conservation movement in rural England.