Bath

Cotswold Way (The South)

Walk the southern section of the Cotswold Way from Painswick, through the beauty of the Cotswolds, to Bath. The southern section of the Cotswold Way explores the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds. A beautiful green landscape of rolling farmland, quiet woodland and picturesque villages. Your walk ends is the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and surely one of England's most beautiful cities. The trail runs through the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and passes through a succession of enchanting English villages, featuring brimming with fine architecture.

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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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