The Cotswold Way

HIGHLIGHTS


Old English villages, gentle countryside, English history ranging from Neolithic burial mounds to cosy thatched pubs.

  • The picture postcard Cotswold towns of Chipping Campden, Broadway, Winchcombe and Stanton.
  • The beech tree woodlands.
  • Ancient Hill top forts, Neolithic burial chambers, Roman Villas.
  • Historic Houses and Churches.
  • The buildings and architecture of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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  • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
  • Luggage Transfer
  • Maps and Trail Notes
  • Itinerary

KEY INFORMATION


Starting point: Chipping Camden
Finishing point: Bath
Avg. daily distance: 9 miles / 15km
Total distance: 102 miles / 163 km
Terrain: Gravel Paths and rolling hills.
Walking grade: Moderate

11 DAYS FROM £780

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The walk from Chipping Campden to Bath is as varied as it is beautiful. The bleakness and beauty of its highest section , Cleeve Common, contrasts with gently rolling farmland and magnificent beech woodlands that characterise its central part, with their carpets of bluebells and wood anemone in the spring and their rich golden hues in the autumn. The stunning views over the Severn Vale, the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean, and even the Black Mountains in Wales on a clear day, delight from start to finish.

Day 1: Travel to Chipping Campden where your first night’s accommodation has been booked.

Day 2: Chipping Campden to Stanton. 10 miles (16km)

Day 3: Stanton to Cleeve Hill. 13 miles (21km)

Day 4: Cleeve Hill to Leckhampton Hill. 10 miles (16km) (overnight in Cheltenham)

Day 5: Leckhampton Hill to Painswick. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 6: Painswick to King's Stanley. 8 miles (13km)

Day 7: King's Stanley to Wotton-under-Edge. 15 miles (24km)

Day 8: Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury. 13 miles (21km)

Day 9: Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton. 9 miles (14km)

Day 10: Cold Ashton to Bath. 10 miles (16km)

Day 11: Depart from Bath after breakfast


Day 1: Travel to Chipping Campden where your first night’s accommodation has been booked.

Day 2: Chipping Campden to Stanton. 10 miles (16km)

Day 3: Stanton to Cleeve Hill. 13 miles (21km)

Day 4: Cleeve Hill to Leckhampton Hill. 10 miles (16km) (overnight in Cheltenham)

Day 5: Leckhampton Hill to Painswick. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 6: Painswick to King's Stanley. 8 miles (13km)

Day 7: King's Stanley to Wotton-under-Edge. 15 miles (24km)

Day 8: Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury. 13 miles (21km)

Day 9: Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton. 9 miles (14km)

Day 10: Cold Ashton to Bath. 10 miles (16km)

Day 11: Depart from Bath after breakfast

WALKING DIFFICULTY: This path is described as easy to medium. However there are quite a number of long ascents so do not underestimate it.

ACCOMMODATION: Our standard itinerary provides accommodation in either 3 or 4 star bed and breakfasts or small hotels or inns. When quoting for a holiday a draft itinerary is provided showing typical accommodation used on the route.

ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: An extra night is recommended in Bath, there is lots to see and do. Also a mid route day off for some rest and recuperation works well for some people.

We offer itineraries from 8 to 12 nights. Do not underestimate the path, although some of the walking is easy there are quite a number of ascents. We recommend you choose the slower itineraries unless you are very confident of your walking fitness, the 8 night itinerary would only be suitable for regular very fit walkers.

NAVIGATION: Navigation is generally straight forward, the path is well signposted but it is worth carrying your guide book in one hand.

BAGGAGE TRANSFERS: All our prices include transfering one bag per person (max weight 20kg) between your overnight stops.
Travel information:

TRAVEL BY RAIL:
Arriving: London mainline trains go from Paddington to Moreton in Marsh (about 1 hours 40 mins), then it is a 10 min taxi ride to Chipping Campden.
Returning: From Bath trains are direct to London Paddington (about 1 hr 30 min)

Pricing varies depending on your itinerary.
Prices (assuming 2 people walking sharing a room) from:
8 nights £565
9 nights £630
10 nights £710
11 nights £780
12 nights £840

Extra nights from £45 per person
Single walker supplement £30 per night