Walking at Leisure in the Cotswolds & Worcester

Walking at Leisure in the Cotswolds & Worcester

A lovely new tour based in Worcester with gentle guided walks in Stratford upon Avon, Worcester and Cirencester

Holiday Highlights:


Guided Walks for your enjoyment

Broadway and Stratford-upon-Avon


Southern Cotswolds


Chalford Valley and Minchinhampton


Royal Tetbury





We depart and make our way to the
Midlands arriving late afternoon at the Fownes
Hotel. Here we enjoy 4 nights stay with dinner,
bed and breakfast. Tea/coffee and biscuits on


This morning we are joined by our
guide and our coach takes us to our first break
in beautiful Broadway with the chance for
coffee and later rejoin the coach for the ride to
historic Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we enjoy a
guided coach tour of the town, taking in Anne
Hathaway’s cottage and Mary Arden’s house.
Afterwards we have time for lunch and in the
afternoon we have a guided walk from Bancroft
Gardens alongside the River Avon to Holy Trinity
Church, continuing around the town looking at
the Shakespeare connections. Late afternoon
we make our way back to the hotel.


Meeting our guide we enjoy a guided
walk around the delightful city of Worcester,
with its stunning cathedral. We go alongside the
River Severn looking at the architecture and
learning about Worcester Porcelain, Worcester’s
glove making industry, Worcester’s involvement
in the Civil War and Worcester’s most famous
son – Edward Elgar. The rest of the day is free
for you to revisit places seen on the guided walk
in more detail, or enjoy some retail therapy or
just sit with a drink and watch the world go by.


Once again our guide joins us as
we head into the Southern Cotswolds. Our first
stop is Cirencester, a beautiful town with much
Cotswold stone in the historic buildings. We
have a guided walk around the town and into
the grounds of Cirencester Park. Seek out
somewhere nice for lunch and this afternoon we
leave and take a scenic sightseeing tour via the
delightful Cotswolds villages to the Chalford
Valley and Minchinhampton Common to Royal
Tetbury. Highgrove, home of HRH the Prince of
Wales is situated just outside Tetbury, and
Gatcombe Park, home of the Princess Royal is
also nearby. Later we return to Worcester for our
final night.


After breakfast we depart for

Your Hotel


Fownes Hotel

The Fownes Hotel just a two minute walk

from Worcester city centre. Formerly a

Victorian Glove Factory, situated by the

Worcester to Birmingham canal, the hotel

offers outstanding service and comfort.

All bedrooms are en suite and have television,

telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making

facilities. The hotel has a lift.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
First Choice Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester
Bus Station
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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