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Cotswold farmland near Dowdeswell

Cotswold Way (The North)

Walk the northern section of the Cotswold Way through the finest scenery of the Cotswolds from Chipping Campden to Painswick. A five day and 45-mile walk on the Cotswold Way through some of the finest scenery in England. The Northern Cotswold Way explores the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds. A beautiful green landscape of rolling farmland, quiet woods and picturesque villages steeped in history. Choose this itinerary if you want to explore the best of the Cotswolds on foot but don't have time to walk the full Cotswold Way. Revel in the stunning views from Broadway Tower, a round stone folly inspired by Capability Brown. Enjoy afternoon tea in a cosy tearoom in one of the many quaint Cotswold villages you pass through and admire the colourful gardens of the locals.

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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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