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Early Bird Walks & Kitchen Garden Tours


Join Tom Uridge for a walk on the wild side of Thyme and a quiet introduction to the secrets of Cotswold birdlife and their habitat. Learn more about the conservation plan that we are undertaking and the ongoing bird ringing project to monitor the thriving birdlife on the estate. These walks are available to hotel guests several times a week. We will provide you with binoculars and wellies. Walks start at 7am and last around 60 minutes, after which you can return to Thyme with a healthy appetite for breakfast.

A nominal donation of £15 per head is charged and will be utilised in our water-meadow conservation projects; please enquire, or the host team will be in touch to let you know if there is a walk during your stay.



Take a tour of the kitchen garden and farm at Thyme, productive all year round with poly tunnels to extend the seasons, we grow a wide selection of heritage and heirloom varietals that inspire the seasonal menus in the Ox Barn, at The Swan and our Cookery School recipes.  Learn about our sustainable approach to managing the land at Thyme.  The farm is home to rarebreed Black Welsh Mountain Sheep, our honey bees' flightpath is the wild flower meadows, our chickens and ducks enjoy their home in the kitchen garden.

Tours are available to hotel guests by appointment, please enquire. There is no charge to hotel guests for garden tours.

Call to book or discuss these options with our team