Caroline Mills

Slow Travel: The Cotswolds

Now in its 2nd edition Slow Travel: The Cotswolds is a personal celebration of what makes the region special – an invitation to slow down and enjoy its beauty. It needs an insider to dig this deep into the soul of an area. Whether enjoying a hilltop view, discovering traditional rural skills, sampling local beers and homemade produce or taking a gentle riverside stroll by the side of a youthful Thames, this Bradt guide gives you reasons to linger. As much an entertaining armchair read as a practical guide and intended for locals as much as newcomers, this book delves into fact and fiction with affection, humour and gusto.


  • Scenic walks and cycle rides With route maps
  • Car-free exploration Travel on foot, by bus, train, horse or bike
  • Eating Thoughtfully selected pubs, cafés and farm shops
  • Places to Stay Special B&Bs, Boutique hotels and campsites

Published by: Bradt Travel Guides
RRP: £12.99
ISBN: 978-1784770433

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"Readers will quickly draw conclusion that Mills is knowledgeable and in love with the region in which she spent her formative years. This passion comes through in her prose and she manages to weave snippets of information relating to forebears' and personal connections with several of the destinations mentioned in the guide.

Rather than seeming self-indulgent, that helps create the impression that the author knows this part of the world well, and in no way distracts or detracts from this being an informative guide from which holidaymakers and staycationists can glean a stack of useful insights and tips."

Stuart Forster, The Travel


Morris dancing in outrageously pretty villages, the very best of countryside views, exploring the inner secrets of Oxford colleges, or sampling coffee and cake in a provincial market town, eight chapters - including a 'Gateways' chapter on Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford bring the Cotswolds to life, seen through the eyes of the author and others who live and work there.

In addition to places to visit, there are interviews with Cotswold Sheep farmers, the head gardener at Rosemary Verey's Barnsley House, the owner of Hook Norton Brewery, along with many other Cotswold characters.

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