Cotswold Way - 11 Days & 10 Nights

Walk the full Cotswold Way, one of England's finest national trails over nine days. Walking an average of 11 miles a day you will have plenty of time to explore the villages, castles, historic sites and nooks and crannies of this quintessential corner of England. The Cotswold Way explores the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds. A beautiful green landscape of rolling farmland, quiet woods, picturesque villages all steeped in history. You will enjoy a series of breathtaking views as you follow this national trail. The Cotswold Way begins in the town of Chipping Campden, home of the annual Olimpick Games. Heading south you pass through a succession of enchanting honeyed villages, featuring typical Cotswold cottages, historic houses, welcoming country pubs and inviting shops. Your Cotswold Way walk ends in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath.

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Hiking route · Cotswold
Chipping Campden to Stanton
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 378 m
Descent 421 m

From Chipping Campden, you enter classic Cotswold scenery as you traverse the open countryside with panoramic views and visit picture-perfect ...

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Hiking route · Cotswold
Stanton to Cleeve Hill
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.4 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 588 m
Descent 382 m

Not far off from Stanton takes you to Stanway where the path ascends steeply above Wood Stanway to Beckbury Camp for good views over the ...

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Hiking route · Cotswold
Cleeve Hill to Seven Springs
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 242 m
Descent 366 m

A short walk from Cleeve Hill to its summit following the edge of the Cotswolds down to Prestbury Hill Nature Reserve. A gradual descent leads ...

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Hiking route · Cotswold
Seven Springs to Painswick
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 23.8 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 433 m
Descent 499 m

This is a classic Cotswold escarpment ridge walk, with panoramic views along the route into Birdlip. A pleasant woodland walk leads away from ...

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Hiking route · Cotswolds
Painswick to Kings Stanley
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 254 m
Descent 354 m

A short but delightful walk through open meadows, shaded woodland, and open common with some of the finest views on the Cotswold Way.

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Hiking route · Cotswolds
Kings Stanley to Wotton-under-Edge
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 638 m
Descent 588 m

This is a long and fairly demanding walk. However, the steep climbs and descents are rewarded with some of the best views on the Cotswold Way.

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Hiking route · Cotswolds
Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 402 m
Descent 407 m

An early climb takes you up onto the escarpment at Blackquarries and Wortley Hill before winding its way through pastures and woodland.

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Hiking route · Cotswolds
Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.4 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 183 m
Descent 97 m

Today's walk starts with a short and easy section connecting Old Sodbury to Tormarton via Coombs End and Dodington Park Estate eventually leading ...

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Hiking route · Cotswolds
Cold Ashton to Bath
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 258 m
Descent 430 m

The last section of the Cotswold Way takes you across fields and historic battlefields before descending into the Regency splendour of Bath and ...

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