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Cotswold Discovery Trail

Stroud, United Kingdom
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About Cotswold Discovery Trail
Our treasure trail map and trail pack provide 2 adventurous days out with family and friends around the Cotswolds, answering clues and following directions to discover the history and culture of the area. Travel by car and explore on foot to discover the Cotswolds best locations and lesser known gems.
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The COTSWOLD DISCOVERY TRAIL is a self guided private tour enabled by our beautifully designed maps and Trail Pack. There are 2 day long Trails to do. Avoid expensive tour guides, the map is your guide. Explore things on your own, at your own pace with the confidence you know where you are going.

The centrepiece of the Trail Pack is a fold out map. There is a Trail on each side, one for the North & South Cotswolds. The Trails are circular to complete in a car, structured around many stops where you explore on foot. There are many start points, so you finish where you start, which is the most convenient place for you.

The maps offer comprehensive directions, are packed full of interesting information and loaded with questions and clues to answer which illuminate further on your surroundings.

If you have a limited time in the Cotswolds this is the best way to see a lot of it.
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Sarah wrote a review Jul 2019
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A brilliant way to see the highlights of the Cotswolds and great to have a plan and route to follow, especially when there's 4 of you deciding what to do for the day! We really enjoyed the extra information the map/trail offered. Great fun and we all felt the trail enhanced our Cotswold experience.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Emma Canning wrote a review Mar 2019
Nailsworth, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I recently moved back to the Cotswolds and thought the Cotswold Discovery Trail would be the perfect way to explore the surrounding areas. We were amazed at the quality of the pack when it arrived - it’s beautifully presented and contains everything you could want/need for the trail - compass, pens, pads, and challenges (for adults and children). The map itself is beautiful and covers North and South Cotswolds, with questions to answer along the way. It’s designed so each area can be covered in a day but we’ve been doing loops and covering 4/5 places at a time - taking our time, with a nice lunch en route. It’s fast becoming our favourite way to spend a Sunday with the dog. I hadn’t realised how much we would get from this product. When we finish our travels I think we’ll frame the map - we’d been looking for a good ordnance survey one for our kitchen but this is better. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! I think this trail would be amazing for anyone coming to visit the Cotswolds for the weekend but I’ll be recommending this to local friends and family too.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Raring2go!Cotswolds wrote a review Feb 2019
Cotswolds, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
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These trails are a great way to get to know more about the Cotswolds. We dipped in and out of the trails on our holiday and learned so much more about the places we visited, even though we had visited some before. Our 10 year old enjoyed the logo and kids challenges, but also helped us to spot things we missed along the way! Great fun was had by all.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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@hellen&gang wrote a review Feb 2019
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This is a brilliant way to get the whole family working together as a team, outside in the fresh air, and most importantly away from screens and gadgets. Lovely way of spending time together as a family and learning more about the Cotswolds. Highly recommended. We did this with a mixed age group, youngest being 7 and with a teenager and adults, and it was enjoyed by all.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Emma M wrote a review Jan 2019
Hertford, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
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We followed the North Trail with our two children, aged 11 and 10. Despite being regular visitors to the Cotswolds the trail took us to lots of new destinations, as well as some old favourites. The adults appreciated the many opportunities to get out and enjoy walking in the beautiful countryside and take in many of the local pubs, cafes and restaurants. The children enjoyed their activity sheets and particularly counting dozens of pheasants en route! The trail itself is well planned, with short distances between stops. The activities at each stop were fun and informative. A great day out for all. We look forward to trying the South trail next.
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