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Cotswold Way - 12 Days & 11 Nights

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 this national trail. Your begins in Chipping Campden, home of the annual Olimpick Games. Heading south you pass through a succession of enchanting English villages, featuring typical Cotswold cottages, historic houses, welcoming country pubs and inviting shops. The trail twists and turns through the countryside until you reach journey's end at the City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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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 Winchcombe
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 207 m
Descent 233 m

A short walk from Stanton takes you to Stanway then ascends steeply above Wood Stanway to Beckbury Camp for good views over the surrounding ...

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Hiking Route · Cotswold
Winchcombe to Seven Springs
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 22.6 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 622 m
Descent 505 m

Leaving Winchcombe, you gradually ascend to the long barrow of Belas Knap. From here, a steep descent takes you down to Postlip Hall before a long ...

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Hiking Route · Cotswold
Seven Springs to Birdlip
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 186 m
Descent 132 m

This is a classic Cotswold escarpment ridge walk, with panoramic views along the route into Birdlip.

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Hiking Route · United Kingdom
Birdlip to Painswick
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 11.8 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 237 m
Descent 352 m

A pleasant woodland walk leads away from Birdlip before the ascent onto Cooper’s Hill. Continuing through Buckholt Wood, the path crosses ...

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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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