As I am writing this blog post, the participants of the first Scenic Guided Tour of 2022 are departing on their journey back home after a week of exploring the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Reflecting on the week I spent with the group, I wanted to share photos taken on a day that stood out for me not only because I always enjoy this walk to one of England’s most iconic gardens, Hidcote, but also because by day 3 into the tour, it felt like as if the members of our group have known each other for a long time. Having spent two years without being able to travel and connect with fellow travellers and locals during the height of the pandemic, it was truly special to see the group building camaraderie, sharing inside jokes and having meaningful conversations.
On day 3 of the tour, we took a circular walk from the Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden to the Arts and Crafts-inspired gardens of Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate Court. The English weather stayed true to itself, surprising us with sunshine and showers alike, which only added more interest to the colourful display of wildflowers and exquisite border designs with the incredibly green countryside as the backdrop.
I hope you will enjoy scrolling through these photos and if you wish to join us here in the Cotswolds, there are a few places left on our September tours.
|Husband and wife team Andrew and Elizabeth Guppy lead Cotswold Walks, specialising in customised self-guided and guided walking holidays in the Cotswolds. Living and working in the Cotswolds is an essential part of what makes their company special. As avid walkers, they can often be found walking the routes with their dog Indie.
Andrew and Elizabeth are passionate about what they do. They strive to take you on a tour that showcases the best of the Cotswolds, from iconic gardens and fabulous local food, to sweeping vistas over the emerald green countryside dotted with honey-coloured cottages. Through careful planning and attention to detail, the mission of Cotswold Walks is to ensure you have complete peace of mind, so you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the Cotswolds and create lasting memories.
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