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Four weeks in the UK: Critique my itinerary?

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My wife and I are both from the US and finally planning to take a trip that we've spent our lives dreaming about. We've got some friends in London to visit, but for the most part we'll be striking out on our own.

Interests:
Hiking, history, and architecture.

Budget:
Pretty flexible. Not going to be staying in 5-star resorts, but we can afford anything within reason.

Dates:
Between June and July, which I know can be a pretty busy season. We're hoping to get away from the crowds by spending a lot of our time hiking.

Transportation:
Rent a car in London, and return it in Edinburgh a few weeks later. Public transit during the last few days in London.

Travel Itinerary:
Days 1-2: London. Sleeping off the jet lag, and some light exploring.
Days 3-6: Exmoor. Hiking and stargazing in Europe's first dark sky reserve.
Days 7-8: Bath. Take in the architecture and rest up a bit.
Days 9-10: Cotswalds. Enjoy the English countryside.
Days 11-13: Oxford. Explore the university, botanic gardens, cathedral and Blackwell's Bookstore.
Days 14-15: Corbridge. Walk along Hadrian's Wall.
Days 16-18: Edinburgh. Explore the city and nearby castles.
Days 19-20: Glencoe. Hiking.
Days 21-22: Loch Lomond. More hiking.
Day 23: Train from Edinburgh to London. Rest up and enjoy the scenery.
Days 24-27: London. Explore the city. Enjoy a show at the Globe Theater. Visit the British Museum.

Questions:
I'd love some opinions on where to stay near Exmoor, the Cotswalds, Glencoe and Loch Lomond. We have some thoughts, but they're all out of Lonely Planet's Great Britain guidebook. Something off the usual path might be fun.

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