Spring in the Cotswolds is beautiful, with the banks of roads full of daffodils, bright green buds on the trees, lambs skipping through fields and wildflower meadows coming to life. Wooded areas are carpeted with bluebells as the sunlight sends beam of light through the trees. Spring is an awe-inspiring time of year in the Cotswolds. Autumn in the Cotswolds is just as wonderful, and although the region feels like it is settling down to get ready for winter, the views and sights are still beautiful with an incredible array of colours throughout the trees. Autumn leaves in the Cotswolds come as tunnels of trees that you drive through, woodlands with a variety of browns, reds, yellows and greens, just like a landscaped patchwork quilt. Cotswold tours for autumn are inspiring, beautiful and an experience you will never forget.
Walking in the Cotswolds
If you’re keen to explore the Cotswolds with your walking boots on, then it’s the perfect place to discover in autumn. The Cotswolds has many wonderful walking areas to explore and the views across the hills provide an instant picturesque setting. The Cotswold Way is a walking trail that stretches 102 miles, working its way along the Cotswold escarpment from Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds to the city of Bath. The Cotswold Way is a popular footpath for the Ramblers Association and in 1998 it was recognised as a National Trail by the government. The trail offers views across the Vale of Gloucester and Evesham, overlooking many market towns, cities and stunning views of the English countryside. You can spot Winchcombe Castle, Hailes Abbey, Belas Knap and many more impressive historical sites. Unique Cotswold locations such as Stroud, Dursley, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury and Bristol are just a few of the impressive places you can see from the footpath. There’s beautiful villages overlooking to rivers, Cotswold churches, rose covered cottages, village greens and beautiful Cotswold barns. The rolling landscape, the majestic trees and the lush green countryside makes up the stunning views of the Cotswolds.
Places to visit in Autumn
If you’re planning on visiting the Cotswolds during the autumn months, then there’s masses of places to see offering beautiful views and countryside walks. Blenheim Palace in Woodstock was the birthplace and family home of Sir Winston Churchill. The grounds of the estate cover 2,000 acres of beautiful landscapes, wooded areas, vast lawns with stunning lakes to admire. The huge trees at Blenheim are a beautiful sight in the autumn, as leaves change colours and the autumn sun lights up the grounds. Batsford Arboretum is located just outside Moreton-in-Marsh and is a stunning tourist place to visit in the autumn, with hundreds of ancient trees and thousands of different plants, it’s a true delight for anyone who appreciates nature. If you’re a family visiting the Cotswolds, then why not make a visit to the Cotswold Farm Park, owned by TV celebrity Adam Henson. The farm park is near Guiting Power and has many rare breeds of farm animals, situated in the lush rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The farm park offers a great day out for adults and children, with animal petting areas, a great restaurant serving delicious food and even a glamping site if you want to stay over.
A Magical Mystery Tour
If you’re coming from abroad and visiting England, then make sure you pay a visit to the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is the true quintessential countryside of England and has been named as the second largest area of outstanding natural beauty in England. It is a far cry from city life, yet close to airports in the south-west of England and only 1 hour and 40 minutes on a direct train from London. The Cotswold Mystery Tour offer 6-hour tours in the Cotswolds, led by a family-run experienced team of tour guides. We take out guests on an exciting tour of the Cotswolds where they don’t know where they’re going, but are guaranteed a wonderful day out seeing all the best places in the Cotswolds. We take you to hidden villages, historical places and show you some of the most stunning views of the Cotswolds. There’s no need to bring a packed lunch as we take you for an experience at a wonderful 16th century Cotswold inn for some delicious food and also stop at a quaint village café in the morning for a hot drink and pastry. Please note that the cost of food is not included in the price, but it is very reasonable. We pick our guests up from Moreton-in-Marsh train station in our luxury Mercedes minibus, then return you there after the tour so that you can be back to your hotel or home in time for the evening. Read our 5-star reviews on Trip Advisor and book your Cotswolds Mystery Tour today!