Cotswold Way - Cheltenham

For most of its history Cheltenham was a small market town then, in 1718, a shepherd noticed pigeons pecking at salty deposits around a spring in a meadow. Twenty years later the curative powers of the water were extolled in a book by a Dr Short and the owner of the meadow, one Henry Skillicorne, began to develop its commercial potential. His enterprise received an enormous boost when, in 1788, King George III visited the new Spa for two weeks taking the waters and walking or riding his horse around the locality. After that Cheltenham became a fixture on the social calendar of the aristocracy and fashionable gentlefolk. It was rapidly redeveloped with grand houses and parks to accommodate their needs. Today the town retains much of its Regency architecture, its parks and gardens and wide, tree lined roads.  There is an abundance of restaurants, pubs and accommodation to suit all pockets.


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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a long distance walking trail that spans over 102 miles (164km) of beautiful English countryside. With more than 20 stops, it passes through many picturesque villages and runs close to a significant number of historical sites such as Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle and the Neolithic Burial Chamber at Belas Knap. In 2007, it was formally recognized as a National Trail and has long been considered as an essentially English experience.


E Bayley

A quick line to thank you, Steve and Greg for such an efficient service in transferring our bags during the first 4 days of walking the Cotswold Way last week.

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K & D Spence

You gave us a great service on our recent trip along the Cotswold Way! We want to thank you most warmly for the efficient and helpful way you accomodated our alterations into the original booking for Carry...

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