Among American companies offering walking vacations in the Cotswolds are Classic Journeys (from $4,695; 1-800-200-3887; and Backroads (from $4,698; 1-800-462-2848;

British companies include Contours Walking Holidays (from about $485; and HF Holidays (from $440; Self-guided tours are offered by Walk the Landscape (from $105 per person per night;

The region's website contains maps and detailed routes, as well as a calendar of guided walks: