Many have walked the official national trail that meanders for 102 miles along the Cotswold escarpment (nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way). Now it has a rival. The walking tour specialist Foot Trails has created a 135-mile Complete Cotswolds self-guided tour that begins and ends in the same location — between Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire and Bath in Somerset (foottrails.co.uk). It can be completed in parts or in one go, covering about a fortnight.
Beaverbrook, SurreySet in a mansion that once belonged to the press baron Lord Beaverbrook — in 400 acres of pleasant countryside 20 miles south of central London — this is a very comfortable choice. Enjoy a drink in the hip bar or eat at one of the well-run restaurants (I can recommend the spaghetti vongole with chilli). After a blow-out lunch, go for a wander in the Surrey Hills. There’s also a top-class spa.
1 The Langley BuckinghamshireTake the Duke of Marlborough’s old hunting lodge in 500 acres of idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside, spend a few million pounds doing up the rooms, and this is what you get. Opening in the summer, the grade II listed mansion will have 41 rooms plus a vast spa and fitness centre (with programmes set by the celebrity personal fitness trainer and Times contributor Matt Roberts). The 18th-century gardens are by Capability Brown.
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Selecting a term
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