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Country goldThe Cotswolds

Quaint cottages built from the famous Cotswold stone line the streets of
quintessentially English picture-postcard villages, where the sky is endless and the emerald hills roll gently to the horizon. Those looking for a slow-paced escape from the hustle-and-bustle of daily life will find solace in The Cotswolds, where there are hundreds of walking and horse-riding routes through the limestone grasslands and the 2,000 square kilometres of land that make up this charming area of central-southern England.

The Cotswolds are known for having some of the most quintessentially english landscapes and villages in the UK, found in south central England covering 800 square miles. This area is important for its rare limestone grasslands, which are an important habitat for wildlife in this part of the country. They are also home to the Cotswold Hills, which are a range of gentle rolling hills above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale, the highest hill being Cleeve Hill which is 330 metres in height. The Cotswolds incorporates areas of several counties, including Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

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Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment

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