The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of 33 areas in England which have been designated as such for the natural beauty. It is not difficult to see the natural beauty but that is not what most people take away from the Cotswolds.

The chocolate box perfection of the villages in the Cotswolds eclipse the stunning natural beauty of the landscapes you are walking through. There are magnificent churches, ancient houses and a high street which looks architecturally the same as it did a hundred years ago (no television aerials and no wires)!!!!

The natural beauty is fantastic though it has some of the loveliest woodland in the country and the limestone rick soils are famous for their flowers (especially orchids). This means that the Cotswolds are fantastic wherever your interest lies.