An inn-to-inn walk across the Cotswolds is among the new self-guided routes for 2017 being unveiled today by Foot Trails (01747 820626; www.foottrails.co.uk), the West Country walking-holiday specialist.
The 10-night independent trip, from Chipping Campden to Bath, will be specially designed to follow local paths, avoiding the crowded national trails. Guests will stay in hand-picked, top-quality country inns that offer delicious, often award-winning food and drink, and a touch of luxury in the bedrooms. And, as with all Foot Trails’ holidays, notes will be provided about local history and nature to immerse guests in the cultural landscape and re-engage them with the natural environment. The Ultimate Cotswolds, the new break’s working title, will go on sale in late 2016.
The award-winning travel company will also extend its four- or five-night inn-to-inn journey Dorset Royal Chase. Six- and seven-night itineraries will be available in 2017, including the addition of a third country inn, to enable guests to delve deeper into this ancient landscape, from its chalk downs and hamlets of flint-and-brick cottages to the ancient royal hunting grounds of Cranborne Chase. The new breaks will be available to book from February 2017.
Wales is also in Foot Trails’ sights, with plans to make its first foray into the country due to be unveiled in April 2017.
Foot Trails is the leading specialist provider of rural walking holidays in South West England, with more than 900 miles of trails in Somerset, Wiltshire, The Cotswolds, Dorset and Devon. The team draws on expert knowledge gained from more than 15 years spent tramping across the region to create inspiring, seasonally appropriate walks. Foot Trails specialises in designing walks for adults, which can be tailored to suit individual tastes.
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Foot Trails – named Best Local Low-Impact Tour Operator by Greentraveller – was established by Alison Howell in 2002. The award-winning British travel company has been built on a passion for rural England, an unwavering determination to provide unique walking-holiday experiences, and a strong commitment to ensuring that tourism is sustainable and impacts positively on the landscapes and economies of rural communities.