From the adrenaline junkier to the rambler, the Cotswolds has it all
If you’re looking for an adventure on your doorstep, then the Cotswolds is your new home. Known for its picturesque countryside, the Cotswolds is suitable for the whole family to explore.
You can find yourself on the Cotswold Way, a long-distance walking trail that runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north to the city of Bath in the south. This 102-mile trail is popular with dog walkers, as you can pick it up at any point and discover beautiful landscapes with nearby pubs that are often dog-friendly.
Alternatively, the area has a couple key water sport locations, bicycle tracks, and well-known off-roading areas. There’s even the odd, quirky dog sled activity! Simply put, whether you want to explore on foot, on track, or by water, the Cotswolds has it all.
Have a look at our favourite experiences for the active traveller below, and breathe the fresh air.
Cotswold Horse ToursTarlton
Take a hack around the Cotswold countryside, or, if you fancy something a little more high-octane, try Racing or Polo.
Prescott Speed Hill ClimbCheltenham
Follow in the footsteps of Stirling Moss, Peter Collins and Graham Hill at their Driving School, or book a ticket at one of the motor racing championships.
Cotswold Mountain Biking
Explore the Cotswolds either on an electric mountain bike or a standard mountain bike, so all fitness levels of your group are catered for.
bear + wolfWotton-under-Edge
Discover SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) in a beautiful landscape. Or, for something different, try SUP Yoga.
See the stunning Cotswolds from a new angle as you take to the skies in your helicopter with one of the many packages available.
Voler Aviation ServicesTarlton
Take to the skies for a truly memorable experience high above the emerald, green patchwork of fields and see this beautiful region from the air.
Cotswoldetours Electric BikesTetbury
Enjoy a guided exploration of the Cotswolds on an off-road electric bicycle tour, something the whole family can enjoy.
Your friends and family can capture shots of you flying around, and there is a lovely spectator area for them with picnic benches right in front of the action.
Arctic Quest Sled Dog AdventureAlderton
If you're a dog lover, why not visit during Husky Fest, with activities and entertainment including working dog sessions, fun races, novelty dog shows and team quizzes.
Beaufort Polo ClubTetbury
Enjoy the Polo Experience day where you can learn how to play polo with your friends and family, before watching the professionals play in the afternoon with refreshments.
Castle Combe CircuitMarshfield
For a unique experience, book to drive the Lotus Elise, heralded as one of the finest sports cars money can buy.
Cotswold Electric Bike ToursKingham
Combine your bike tour with a private tour of the local and historic Donnington Brewery, complete with picnic.
Cotswold Driving ExperiencesCotswold Lakes
If you aren’t quite ready to take the wheel, enjoy one of their passenger experiences instead.
Ian Coley Shooting SchoolCheltenham
Book one of their have-a-go sessions to try something different for your next holiday.
South Cerney OutdoorCotswold Lakes
If you can’t decide on which activity takes your fancy, enjoy one of their taster experience sessions, suitable for both children as well as adults.
The Cotswold WayChipping Campden
With over 100 miles of Cotswold countryside to discover, choose to explore sections in brief, or attempt the challenge to be entered into the Cotswold Way Hall of Fame.
The Manor House Golf ClubMarshfield
Lay down the golf gauntlet with your friends and arrange a golf day, to experience the whole course and facilities available.