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Cotswolds Active Weekend

  • 3-day guided multi-active weekend in the Cotswolds

  • Join the group in Oxford - just 90 minutes from London

  • Cycle from Oxford before paddling along the Thames to your glamping site in the heart of the Cotswolds Water Park

  • Enjoy a sunrise wild swim, try SUP yoga, cycle and walk with stops at local pubs and cafes

  • Sleep in cosy Shepherds Huts and enjoy a firepit dinner and free beer fridge!


Day 1. Cycle and Paddle from Oxford

Arrive at Oxford trail station and start the day by cycling out of the city. An easy ride take you into the Cotswolds countryside along rivers and canals. We stop for lunch at a quirky pottery barn before paddling along the Thames to the picturesque town of Lechlade. From here we head to our glamping site and dinner at the local pub.

Day 2. Wild Swim, SUP Yoga, Cycling and Walking

Start they day with a refreshing dip in the next door lake and some relaxing SUP Yoga before breakfast! This mornings relaxed cycle ride has options of 20, 30 or 40 mile routes, all arriving at The Bell in Sapperton in time for lunch. From here we walk through woodlands, streams and the rolling Cotswold hills before arriving back at basecamp. Thie evening enjoy a firepit dinner and free beer frdige wtih your group.

Day 3: Wild Swim or SUP and search for the source of the Thames

Early risers can head to the next door lake for an early morning swim or SUP session. After breakfast we head on foot in search of the source of the Thames. From there we follow the river to a nearby pub for our farwell lunch. You will be transferred back to Kemble train station for your journey home.

The carbon impact of this trip is

10.4kg CO2e per person

The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 

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Swim Cornwall

  • 4 day wild swimming break fuelled by Cream teas!

  • Discover the joys of wild swimming with a group of likeminded people, accompanied by a qualified swim guide 

  • Swim some of Cornwalls most iconic swim spots with sea swimming, estuary swooshing, sea pools and lidos included

  • Two or more swims per day around East Cornwall  - Fowey, The Lizard and The Roseland Peninsular

  • Swims suitable for all levels of swimmer from  dippers to 10k warriors. 


Day 1. Ready Money Cove and the Tucked Away Polridmouth

Arrive at Lostwithiel Railway Station for 1pm. Head to Fowey for your first swim at Ready Money Cove - a beautiful sheltered coves with stunning views of the estuary. After you swim walk along the South West Coast path to hidden Polridmouth and get to know your new swim buddies over dinner.

Day 2. Lantic Bay, Lanivet Bay, Fowey and SUP

Take the ferry across from Fowey to Polruan and walk along the stunning South Cornwall coast to dip and dive into Lantic Bay, Lanivet Bay and/or Lansallos Bay, depending on how long we linger and how much walking and swimming we want to do. A picnic lunch will be served on the beach. In the afternoon we head towards Bodinnick Ferry and to Fowey where there is the option for some SUP or kayaking. We stay near Fowey again means more time on your feet and in the water.

Day 3: Goran Haven, Mevagissey, Portmellon and more!

Transfer to Goran Haven and take a coastal walk from and into the pretty harbour town of Mevagissey. Along the way enjoy a sea swim at the inaccessible (by car) Colona beach. We have lunch at the lobster-focused restaurant – The Kings Arms – in Mevagissey. After lunch we swim at Portmellon and then a short transfer to Fowey in the afternoon allows for some free time to explore the local area.

Day 4: Par Beach, Polkerris Beach, St Austell

Our final day but still time to enjoy some swimming! We transfer to Par Beach for a gorgeous morning swim along the coast, though turquoise water and into Polkerris Beach. There will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy lunch in a seaside café before we head to St Austell for farewells and ongoing travel.


The carbon impact of this trip is

42.2kg CO2e per person

The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 

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Cycle the Cotswolds

  • Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the history and heritage of England as you cycle through the stunning Cotswolds countryside

  • Led by outstanding local guides with experienced support team

  • Can be enjoyed as part of a small group or on a private basis

  • Choose between two grades of overnight accommodation

  • Hassle free - everything is taken care of

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Day 1. The Royal Windsor Castle & Windsor Great Park

Pick up at 8.30 from London at Paddington Station and driven by bus to Windsor. Visit Windsor Castle, home to the Queen, and Windsor Great Park, where you will be fitted with your bikes and given a safety briefing. You'll then take the support vehicle to your hotel in Moreton-in-Marsh in the North Cotswolds. A nice, gentle start to your holiday. Mileage: 10 miles

Day 2. Explore the Cotswolds

A day dedicated to the Cotswolds towns and villages. Wind your way through the majestic countryside of the Cotswolds, taking in some of the most well-known towns and villages including Chipping Campden and Broadway Tower where you'll stop for lunch. Also visit the stunning Hidcote Gardens, renowned internationally for its series of outdoor rooms, returning to Moreton in Marsh in the evening.
Mileage: 20-40 miles

Day 3: Blenheim Palace & its 2000 acre estate.

Cycle out from the hotel through the beautiful Cotswolds to Blenheim Palace, where Winston Churchill was born and a World Heritage Site. The morning’s ride is around 20 miles, through rolling countryside. At Blenheim you can eat lunch over-looking the Capability Brown parklands. There will be ample time to explore the historical palace and walk through some of the 2000 acre estate. Travel into Oxford in the evening for a walk through the historical university town and a dinner out in the city. Mileage: 20-35 miles.

Day 4: Neolithic day!

Travel from Burford towards the stunning White Horse Hill to see the beautiful ancient carving atop the Ridgeway. Cycle to lunch in the White Horse pub in Woolstone. After lunch travel on to Avebury, a village completely surrounded by huge standing stones and onto Stonehenge to complete your Neolithic Day. There is the option to finish at lunchtime and head straight to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon in Bath. Mileage: 25 miles

Day 5: Explore Bath

Cycle in the morning around the wonderful canals of Bath, along tow paths and towards the town of Bradford on Avon. Then bike out of the Avon Valley to the National Trust village of Lacock, the backdrop for numerous period drama films as well as Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. In the afternoon loop back into Bath where you can visit the incredible Roman Baths and walk up to the Royal Crescent overlooking the city. Stay overnight once more in Bath, known for its restaurants, bars, culture and arts! Mileage: 15-35 miles

Day 6: Depart

After a leisurely breakfast you will be assisted with your ongoing / homebound travel arrangements. Regular direct trains depart from Bath Spa station into London and other mainline stations.

The carbon impact of this trip is

64.2 kg CO2e per person

The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 

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