The combination of idyllic stone villages and small towns in gentle,
rolling countryside make the Cotswolds quintessentially 'English'.
Cotswold stone varies in colour, depending on the area, ranging from
light grey through to pale cream, honey and light brown, and this
natural variation in the limestone is what helps towns and villages such
as Castle Combe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford, Arlington, Broadway,
Chipping Campden, Snowshill and Stanton, all featured in walks in this
guide, blend so attractively into the natural surroundings.