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We want to take the train from London to the Cotswolds, and base ourselves in one town on the rail line. We would like to stay 2 or 3 nights in that same town and explore the area by foot trails. Hiking at the most 7 hours a day and returning to our lodging each night. We do not have a car. Any suggestions?

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Moreton in Marsh would be worth considering. Plenty of places to stay, pubs, restaurants etc. Good walking and also reasonable public transport if you want to head a bit further afield. Easy to get to by train, about an hour and a half from London.

It's a small and attractive town.

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If you've described all that you want, Charlbury or Kingham - the two stations before Moreton on the Cotswold line - both meet your brief.

Stroud's not at all your typical Cotswold town. Technically it's not even in the Cotswold AONB, mainly because much of it is a Northern industrial town accidentally misplaced, and it's lumbered with some of the most horrible examples of 1960s urban planning in England.

Unfortunate, because it's bang on the edge of some terrific countryside and if you try hard, you can find bits with lovely views that don't require you to confront most of Stroud's nastiness.

But the whole point about Cotswold towns is that there really isn't any nastiness to have to avoid. And Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton are the only three such places with direct trains to London. All are surrounded by an almost infinite extent of footpaths.

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That is exactly the info I needed. This is a spur-of-the-moment trip to London & we leave in 4 days. Need to make lodging reservations tonight.

One last Q. I was thinking to see the sights in London first then head to Cotswolds to unwind & enjoy a bit of nature. Then go to Heathrow by train from Cotswolds. Would this be a good plan? Or should we do Cotswolds slower pace first & then hectic London?

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Really just personal preference, You can get the Heathrow Express into Paddington and that's where you pick up the train to Chatlbury/Kingham/Moreton.

Charlbury and Kingham are both nice but much more limited in terms of accomodation, dining and public transport than Moreton in Marsh.

ŵww.nationalrail.co.uk

www.heathrowexpress.com

For a bit more info on Moreton in Marsh try www.cotswolds.com

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Here's an idea of a possible place just outside Moreton www.thefoxandhoundsinn.com

Great food, olde world pub in a village just outside Moreton

www.moretontaxis.co.uk. might be a useful site too.

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