Cotswold Round Run

Cotswold Round Run

A circular route from Moreton-in-Marsh, visiting the finest settlements and countryside in the Cotswolds.

3 to 4 nights
49 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate

From £430 per person

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3 to 4 nights
49 miles
Easy / Moderate to Moderate
2nd January to 24th December
Includes Dog-Friendly Tours

From £430 per person

Cotswold Round Run

The Cotswold Round is a clear circuit taking in many of the best-loved villages and towns nestled in the Cotswolds AONB. Setting off from Moreton-in-Marsh, with its large market square surrounded by former coaching inns, this running tour meanders through the tranquil Windrush valley and along the western edge of the Cotswold Hills, offering gently undulating terrain and epic views across the quintessentially English countryside.

This route also encounters a wealth of industrial and cultural history unique to the Cotswolds, as well as plenty of pleasant scenery and friendly ambiance in each settlement along the way.

Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Cotswold Round Run map
Circular trail from Moreton-in-Marsh
49 miles (78 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Gliding amongst the peaceful scenery of the Windrush Valley on the way to Winchcombe.

Exploring the picturesque Cotswolds towns and villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water and Guiting Power.

Bounding across rolling fields and admiring the pleasant green landscapes and far-reaching views.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
R-COTR1 A circular trail beginning at Moreton-in-Marsh 3 nights, 2 days running Moderate £430
R-COTR2 A circular trail beginning at Moreton-in-Marsh 4 nights, 3 days running Easy / Moderate £530

Cotswold Round Trail Running 3 nights, 2 days running

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

This tour is available to book all year, however out of season from November to March, there may be a small supplement for luggage moves, which will be moved by taxi rather than the usual luggage courier.

Start

Travel to Moreton-in-Marsh where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

Moreton-in-Marsh to Winchcombe. 24 miles (38.5km) / 2005 ft (611 m) ascent

Day 2

Winchcombe to Moreton-in-Marsh. 24.5 miles (39km) / 3219 ft (981 m) ascent

Finish

Depart from Moreton-in-Marsh after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£65.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night


You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Moreton-in-Marsh)
Price on request
Standard
Interactive
© Contours Walking Holidays Cotswold Round Run map
Circular trail from Moreton-in-Marsh
49 miles (78 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Gliding amongst the peaceful scenery of the Windrush Valley on the way to Winchcombe.

Exploring the picturesque Cotswolds towns and villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water and Guiting Power.

Bounding across rolling fields and admiring the pleasant green landscapes and far-reaching views.

What's included?

  • 3 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

An extra night gives you the time to explore the sights and sounds of the Cotswolds. Moreton-in-Marsh is a popular choice - the historic city of Oxford is only 30 minutes away by train.

Winchcombe is also a great location to explore. It is a charming small town with two or three inns, many attractive old Tudor houses, cottages with roses clambering over their porches and a fine church containing an altar cloth worked by Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife. Forty-five grotesque gargoyles, each representing a local character from the 1460ss adorn its outer walls. Winchcombe is also a good base for exploring Sudeley Castle and its romantic gardens.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Moreton-in-Marsh)
Price on request

Tour Facts

Total distance: 48.5 miles (77.5 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days running
Minimum daily distance: 24 miles (38.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 24.5 miles (39 km)
Code: R-COTR1 Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: Moreton-in-Marsh
End of holiday: Moreton-in-Marsh

Route Profile

Cotswold Round Trail Running Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol and Birmingham.

By Rail - There is a rail station at Moreton-in-Marsh.

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from Moreton-in-Marsh.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Return To The Start - The Cotswold Round is a circular tour beginning and ending in Moreton-in-Marsh.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.