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Hiking the English Countryside: The Cotswolds and Cornwall

Hike the English Countryside with experts, discovering sweeping landscapes, learning local history, sampling traditional foods and enjoying the vibrant culture of two unique regions.
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Program No. 18730RJ
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,799
Flights start at
825
England

Hiking the English Countryside: The Cotswolds and Cornwall

Hike the English Countryside with experts, discovering sweeping landscapes, learning local history, sampling traditional foods and enjoying the vibrant culture of two unique regions.
Length
15 days
Starts at
4,799
Flights start at
825
Program No. 18730 RJ
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DATES & starting prices
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Apr 12 - Apr 26, 2021
Starting at
4,799
May 3 - May 17, 2021
Starting at
4,899
May 17 - May 31, 2021
Starting at
4,899
Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2021
Starting at
4,899
Aug 30 - Sep 13, 2021
Starting at
4,899
Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2021
Starting at
4,899
Sep 20 - Oct 4, 2021
Starting at
4,899
Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2021
Starting at
4,899
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 12 - Apr 26, 2021
Starting at
5,399
May 3 - May 17, 2021
Starting at
5,499
May 17 - May 31, 2021
Starting at
5,499
Jun 14 - Jun 28, 2021
Starting at
5,499
Aug 30 - Sep 13, 2021
Starting at
5,499
Sep 6 - Sep 20, 2021
Starting at
5,499
Sep 20 - Oct 4, 2021
Starting at
5,499
Oct 4 - Oct 18, 2021
Starting at
5,499

At a Glance

Thanks to thousands of miles of public and ancient footpaths, walking is an integral part of the British way of life. With rolling hills, scattered stone villages and a wealth of historic monuments and buildings from prehistoric times to the present day, there is no better countryside to roam than that of the Cotswolds and the Duchy of Cornwall.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking up to six miles (4 hours) a day over varied terrain. Some hikes may be strenuous, with a moderate- to fast-pace.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On expert-led hikes, discover quaint Cotswold villages and wildlife-rich sandy bays and the dramatic coastline of Cornwall.
  • Learn about the Cotswolds’ designation as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” from a Countryside Ranger.
  • Meet a local Cornwall expert to hear about the spectacular coastline and its wildlife.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Cornish Mining Industry
by J.A. Buckley
The Cornish in America
by A.L. Rowse
Cornwall's Maritime Heritage
by A. Kitteridge
Cotswolds & The Spirit of the Cotswolds
by Susan Hill
The Cotswolds - Life and Traditions
by June Lewis
The Geology of Cornwall
by E.B. Selwood, Eric M. Durrance, C.M. Bristow
The geology of Cornwall has been the subject of considerable interest to academic and commercial geologists due to its diversity and complexity. A literature of significant historical interest exists, and this literature is analyzed in this text, together with a wide-ranging review of the current position and assessments of the environmental consequences of rock and mineral exploitation. The volume contains contributions by 21 leading geologists, providing an up-to-date review of current research. It includes a listing of sites of notable scientific interest.
A Cornish Anthology
by A.L. Rowse
Chipping Campden
by Catherine Gordon
Myths and Legends of Cornwall
by Weatherhill and Devereux
The Cotswolds: A Cultural History (Landscapes of the Imagination)
by Jane Bingham
The Cotswolds have featured on a thousand country calendars, but what is the real story behind the picture-perfect rural scene? Jane Bingham reveals a history of privilege and poverty, idyll and conflict, through the eyes of travellers, writers and artists. Lying in the heart of Southern England, the Cotswolds occupy a significant place in the history of the nation. Ancient stone circles and ruined Roman villas provide reminders of a distant past. Fine churches and manor houses survive from the prosperous Middle Ages, and the landscape also bears the scars of Civil War. The home of kings and nobles since Saxon times, the region is famous for its grand estates, while signs of an industrial age can be seen in its mills and factories. After the wool trade reached its peak in the fifteenth century, the fortunes of the Cotswolds suffered a slow decline as its villages sank into picturesque decay. But in the 1890s the region began to experience a remarkable transformation. It was then that William Morris and his followers discovered the area, establishing thriving centres for Arts and Crafts.
Best of Betjeman, a collection of poems by Sir John Betjaeman
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The Language of Landscape
by Anne Whiston Spirn
Oxford Insight Compact Guide
by Apa
This Insight Compact Guide is the ideal companion for your trip to the famous university city of Oxford. The top 10 sights are highlighted to help you plan your visit and include Christ Church College, the Botanic Garden and the Sheldonian Theatre. Clear, colour-coded sections cover everything from history and culture, to entertainment, food and drink in an easy-to-read format. Sights are cross-referenced on detailed full-colour maps throughout, providing instant orientation and allowing you to tailor your chosen routes exactly to the places you most want to visit. Full-colour photographs throughout the guide provide a visual introduction to this architecturally attractive city and enable you to recognise sights, such as the famous colleges, whilst out and about.
Cornwall's Archaeological Heritage
by Cornwall Archaeological Union
Oxford Book of Oxford
by Jan Morris
'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as I have never before encountered in a work of this sort ... Brilliant alike in observation and imagination ... brings the very stones of Oxford to life' Sunday Telegraph





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