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
Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 162 m
Descent 224 m

Leave Chipping Campden and enter classic Cotswold countryside as you traverse open land, climb above the picture-perfect villages and enjoy iconic ...

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
Hiking trail · Wychavon
Broadway to Winchcombe
Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 408 m
Descent 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
Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.8 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 380 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 237 m
Descent 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
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.8 km
Duration 4:30 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.

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd
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 the ...

from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure Ltd