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Cotswold Way - 10 Days & 9 Nights

Enjoy the entire of the Cotswold Way over eight walking days. This is our recommended Cotswold Way itinerary which combines great walking with plenty of time to explore and relax. 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 the national park. The trail twists and turns through the countryside and you will enjoy expansive views, stumble across Neolithic sites and be surprised by elegant village churches. Journey’s end is the City of Bath, brimming with things to see and do. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Bath’s Roman Baths and fine architecture will be a highlight of your journey.

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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 Tormarton
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 468 m
Descent 378 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
Tormarton to Bath
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 27.1 km
Duration 8:00 h
Ascent 377 m
Descent 529 m

The initial section of today's walk takes you through farmland, woodland and meadows to the pretty village of Cold Ashton. Leaving Cold Ashton, ...

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