hello! we(middle-aged and senior female)are planning a stay in the cotswolds in late may, we have already booked B&Bs, 1 night in cirencester(coming in directly from heathrow), 2nights in bourton on the water, 1 night in winchcombe and 1 night in cheltenham. our tentative itinerary looking at the not-that-frequent bus time table is as follows.
day 1: leaving luggage in cirencester,bus to bibury and back, then with luggage onto bourton to sleep.
day 2; take a taxi to upper slaughter, then walk slowly back to bourton, plus model village.
day 3: bus to stow and back, then pick up luggage, late afternoon onto winchcombe to sleep
day 4: sudeley castle and walk in winchcombe village, late afternoon onto cheltenham
day 5: cheltenham to bath (then we will be doing a day tour to stonehenge etc).
as with a senior who walks fine but not long distance(one way from bourton to upper slaughter is 3.5miles according to google and that is already enough for the day for her) , i think it would be good if we can arrange a one way taxi ride...otherwise maybe we will just do lower slaughter on foot.
i originally wanted to include broadway or chipping camden, but the bus connection is not too good so i am now leaning to this itinerary. in the meantime we would love to have nice pub meals or cream teas from time to time. she also loves to see flowers, althogh we maybe a little too early for that? any suggestion would be welcome and appreciated. thank you very much!!!