The quintessentially English countryside of the Cotswolds

England: Highlights of the Cotswold Way

Walk from the charming market town of Chipping Campden to the Roman influenced city of Bath taking in the best of the Cotswold Way, one of England's finest National Trails. Stroll through the rolling green countryside and tranquil woodlands passing honey-colored villages, ancient market towns and elegant country gardens

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Hiking trail · Cotswold

Chipping Campden to Broadway

9.7 km
4:00 h
162 m
224 m
Leave Chipping Campden and enter classic Cotswold countryside as you traverse open land, climb above the picture-perfect villages and enjoy iconic ...
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Hiking trail · Wychavon

Broadway to Winchcombe

19.4 km
5:30 h
408 m
413 m
The walk starts with more ups and downs and interesting sites enroute. As you near Winchcombe, the way levels out into a gentle finish.
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Hiking trail · Tewkesbury

Winchcombe to Ellenborough Park

12.8 km
5:00 h
380 m
374 m
A short, but demanding walk in places. Leaving Winchcombe you gradually ascend to long barrow of Belas Knap. From here a steep descent takes you ...
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Hiking trail · Tewkesbury

Birdlip to Painswick

11.8 km
3:30 h
237 m
352 m
A pleasant woodland walk leads away from Birdlip before the ascent onto Cooper’s Hill. Continuing on through Buckholt Wood the path crosses ...
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Hiking trail · Stroud

Painswick to King’s Stanley

14.8 km
4:30 h
254 m
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 trail · South Gloucestershire

Cold Ashton to Bath

16.3 km
5:00 h
258 m
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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