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When is the best time of year to enjoy walking holidays in the UK?

We often get asked when is the best of year to walk enjoy ‘The Cotswold Way’ and Cotswold hikes and walks?

Well, for people interested in UK walking holidays and hiking in the UK, here is a government graph showing average rainfall over the past few years

Here is the Cotswolds, the most popular times to walk The Cotswold Way and our own circular Cotswold Hike called ‘Cotswold’s Finest..’ are the summer months, June, July and August. As can be seen from the chart these months do give our hiking visitors, the best chance to avoid a rainy day.

For those more interested in likely temperatures, here is a graph taken from the same source which shows the average temperatures:

So, now you have official information what about local knowledge? Well, if you have come to visit our unique towns and villages then it really isn’t too important but if you want to experience the beautiful Cotswold countryside for your Cotswold hiking holiday then do also consider Spring and Autumn for your Cotswold holiday. Our personal favorite months are April and September for hiking in the Cotswolds.

One final factor to consider is that The British Isles has some of the most unpredictable weather in the world, it is why we people seem to talk about all the time! So, in conclusion, when’s the best time to enjoy a UK walking holiday? Well, if you want the best chance of not getting wet, then try June – but please be prepared for rain!

Whichever month you decide to enjoy your Cotswold walking holiday, you can be assured of a warm welcome and professional service at The Cotswold Walking Company. If you would like any further information, drop us an email at sales@thecotswoldwalkingcompany.com

Happy Hiking….

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