Railway and boat trips

Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway – A novel way of seeing the Cotswolds countryside is to take a 32km/20 mile round trip on the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway. Both steam and heritage diesel trains operate on selected days throughout the year between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse, via Winchcombe and Gotherington. Getting there: Alight from the 606 bus at Toddington Roundabout – two minute walk. www.gwsr.comToddington, Gloucestershire. Tel: 01242 621405.

Bourton Model Railway - A railway enthusiast's dream - more than 40 British and Continental model trains operate automatically on three displays, against a backdrop of colourful scenery and working model accessories.

Address: Bourton Model Railway, Box Bush, High Street, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AN

Telephone: 01451 820686

Website: http://www.bourtonmodelrailway.co.uk

Kennet and Avon Canal - Canoes and electrically-powered boats can be hired by the hour or day to explore the Kennet and Avon Canal between Bath and Bradford-on-Avon. http://www.waterscape.com/canals-and-rivers/kennet-and-avon-canal/boating

The Bath and Dundas Canal  - The Bath & Dundas Canal Co, Brass Knocker Basin, Warminster Road, Monkton Combe, www.bathcanal.com Bath BA2 7JD Tel: 01225 722292