The Cotswolds represent the pastoral nostalgia of England, of a time long-past when the industrial revolution was virtually inconceivable. Gently undulating hills of lush grass and meadows hide chocolate box villages, bustling market towns and cosy country pubs, dreamy vistas of country views stretch to the horizon.
Boasting ‘the most beautiful village in England’, thatched cottages, bubbling streams and sun-dappled woodland, the roads and footpaths that wind this swathe of country idyll are absolutely perfect for long gentle hikes and cycling adventures.
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in England only surpassed in size by the Lake District, it’s a place where it feels as though you can step back in time. It’s a place for long trips to country pubs, a place to slow down and soak up the atmosphere, and to get a glimpse of England as it once was.