There’s nowhere quite like the Cotswolds for exploring breath-taking countryside and discovering our great outdoors.  And there’re few places with so many incredible ways to get around and keep active during your summer holiday…. 
 


Baxters Farm Barn - one of the StayCotswold properties

Inspired by Wimbledon and looking for somewhere to practice your ball skills?  Then it’s game, set and match at the beautiful Baxters Farm Barn near Lechlade where you’ll find the tennis court set in glorious gardens.  It also boasts a snooker table so the competition can continue inside!  You can be active and competitive or relaxed and nonchalant both inside and out at Baxters Farm Barn, one of around 70 properties that make up the StayCotswold portfolio of luxury homestays.
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E-bike hire from Broadway Tower

With an abundance of quiet country lanes, the Cotswolds is the perfect destination for a cycle ride. Although most routes may include a short stretch on a main road or an uphill burst, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views wherever you go.   Hire an e-bike from Tower Barn at Broadway Tower to explore the picturesque Cotswold villages and indulge in a drink and bite to eat in one of the many wonderful pubs along the way.   Plan your two wheeled Cotswold adventure today!
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Emily Rhodes Walking Book Club at the Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms has just launched a Walking Book Club for guests in partnership with literary journalist, Emily Rhodes.  Not only does the hotel have historical roots dating back to the 1300s, but this activity will transport readers back to the early 20th century Cotswolds countryside - the very setting of bestselling novel, Cider With Rosie - through literary conversation & landscapes, followed by Afternoon Tea and an overnight stay in a historic suite. The first walk will take place on Sept 5th, 2019 with extra dates throughout the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
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Log House Holidays

Log House Holidays is the perfect retreat for an active holiday in the Cotswolds. Fill your days with time exploring surround Cotswold villages by bike or enjoying one of the many circular routes lead to a quaint Cotswold pub!  Spend days on the water too at your private 100 acre lake by pushing out the rowing boat, paddle boards or kayaks.  Wild swimming is a great way to get fit in our spring fed lake and is an ideal way to start each day away. Whatever way you fill your days, a steaming lakeside hot tub and gorgeous fire pit under the stars awaits.
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Enjoy a tour of the Royal Gardens at Highgrove

Enjoy a more gentle active adventure with a very special tour of the sensational Royal Gardens at Highgrove led by one of The Prince of Wales’s expert guides.  Learn how the interlinked organic gardens have been created with imagination by the Prince and reflect his deep commitment to sustainability, while enjoying the rich variety of flora and fauna on display.  From the magnificence of the Thyme Walk to the serene, otherworldly setting of the Stumpery, your tour will offer a rare glimpse into the life of The Prince of Wales.
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Outdoor activities at Habitat Escapes

It’s easy for kids to get bored over the long summer holidays, which is why Habitat Escapes have come up with a brand new activity package when you book a holiday through them at Lower Mill Estate.  It includes a watersports lesson, bike hire, family yoga, a sunset safari, water regatta, Nordic walking and full use of paddleboards and canoes!
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Cycling & walking holidays in the Cotswolds with Hikes and Bikes

The rolling hills of the Cotswolds provide the perfect landscape for leisurely or more adventurous cycling tours. Cycling through fields, up and down the emerald green hills, in and out of picturesque villages and through ancient woodlands must be one of the best ways to keep active on your holiday and immerse in the beauty of this corner of the world. As a local company, Hikes and Bikes specialises in cycling and walking holidays in the Cotswolds with flexible tours leaving you to choose your own pace!
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Cotswold Photography Tours

Summer may be drawing to a close but at Cotswold Photography Tours we think the approaching Autumn is the best time for actively exploring and photographing the real Cotswolds – off the beaten track, away from the usual tourist sites to capture the true spirit of being in the Cotswolds.  With pleasantly warm days and daylight hours still long, Autumn is the time to enjoy, and photograph, the best of the Cotswolds.
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Cotswold Ebikes

Get off the beaten track and experience the real Cotswolds with Cotswold eBikes on a self guided electric bike tour. Follow one of our pre-made routes that take in our favourite villages, views and lanes whilst avoiding main roads and traffic. With a variety of picnic spots, pubs and tea rooms en route you’ll also have plenty of options for refreshments. Our electric bikes are perfect for exploring the undulating countryside, with the choice of 4 levels of ‘assist’ so you can decide how much (or little) effort you’d like to put in to get up those hills. 
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Watersports at Cotswold Water Park

The range of activities offered in the Cotswold Water Park is quite amazing, with something for everyone – the young, the not so young, and everyone in between.  With crystal clear water and no tides to worry about, the lakes are perfect for trying a wide range of watersports including waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Friendly and experienced tutors will provide your equipment and guide you all the way.  If you would rather stay on land, try archery, shooting, rally driving, fishing or walk and cycle the secluded lakeside paths. 
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Cotswold Electric Bike Tours

Get up, close and personal with the Cotswold’s stunning landscapes, on a magical day out with Cotswold Electric Bike Tours. Learn about the area’s fascinating history from your expert local guide and discover the area’s hidden gems on quiet back-roads. Dial up the power on your e-bike to cut the Cotswold Hills down to size and savour the beauty of the Cotswolds in summer without working up a sweat. You can book your tour from a range of locations in the north Cotswolds including Kingham and Moreton in Marsh which are accessible by train from London Paddington and Oxford. 
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