A 7 walking day and 8 night hiking holiday of The Cotswold Way.
We have outlined the itinerary and what is included in your Cotswold Way holiday below
Key Points Price is £675 per person based on 2 people in a twin or double ensuite room. Single supplement is £35 per night
Shortest day 11 miles/18 kms, Longest day 19 miles/30 kms
8 nights’ accommodation with en-suite/private bathrooms
Full English breakfasts included each morning
We provide official guidebook with O/S mapping, detailed itinerary and sightseeing/refreshment recommendations for the Cotswold Way
Accommodation is in good quality B&Bs, local inns and small hotels. If you would like upgraded accommodation, please enquire.
Daily luggage transfers along the route
Cotswold Way 7 days hiking to complete the 102-mile Cotswold Way route.
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Cotswold Way 7 days Itinerary
Arrive Chipping Campden Travel to Chipping Campden where your first night’s accommodation is booked. Have a relaxing evening before your start.
Chipping Campden to Winchcombe. Walking from Chipping Campden, you walk through the picturesque town of Broadway with its honey coloured houses and fine old English tea rooms. The trail continues to Stanton, past Hailes Abbey to Winchcombe. [Approx 17 Miles / 27 Kms]
Winchcombe to Dowdeswell. Winchcombe, an unspoilt small town with a selection of shops and inns. Nearby is Sudeley Castle, dating back to the 12th century. The trail continues to Belas Knap, winds its way over and follows the escarpment before dropping down to Dowdeswell Reservoir. [Approx 11 Miles / 18 Kms]
Dowdeswell to Painswick. Today’s walk passes through woodland, the Roman Villa at Witcombe, a bathhouse and fine mosaics have been unearthed. Cooper’s Hill offers fine views and formed part of a large 500bc Iron Age encampment. [Approx 19 Miles / 30 Kms]
Painswick to Uley/Dursley Painswick, a fine small market town with streets dating back to the 13th century. The local stone is light grey giving the town a different feel for a normal Cotswold town. This section of the trail offers some fine views especially the views from Haresfield Beacon over the Severn valley. The walk is quite hilly but rewards you with fine vistas and historic sites, including a Neolithic long barrow and Iron Age fort. [Approx 15 Miles / 24 Kms]
Uley/Dursley to Hawkesbury Dursley, a town once famous for its wool and cloth. This section of the trail offers lovely views of the Severn valley and the Forest of Dean. The town of Wotton-under-Edge dates back to Saxon times, the town has a fine mixture of old buildings plus a selection of pubs, shops and places to eat. This part of the Cotswolds were once very important centres for cloth and woollen industries. [Approx 15 Miles / 24 Kms]
Hawkesbury to Cold Ashton This section is very rural with views towards Bristol and the Severn Bridge crossings. The trail passes over Sodbury Hill Fort with 11 acres of ramparts and ditches with Iron Age and Roman origins. The walk passes through Dodington Park, landscaped by Capability Brown. The trail passes Dyrham Park (NT), famous for deer and a fine Tudor mansion and is worth visiting. [Approx 14 Miles / 22 Kms]
Cold Ashton to Bath The route now descends into a lovely valley at Lower Hamswell then climbs to the Civil War battle site of Lansdown and levels out past an ancient hill fort and Bath race course. It slowly descends through farmland down to the fine regency Spa city of Bath and the conclusion of the route at Bath Abbey. [Approx 10 Miles / 16 Kms]
Depart after breakfast Explore Bath before leaving.
Cotswold Way 7 days itinerary. The journey to Moreton in Marsh (the closest train station) is 90 minutes from London (Paddington) and other train stations servicing the area are at Cheltenham & Evesham. There is free, long-term parking in Chipping Campden at ‘Back Ends’
For our overseas guests, the most convenient airports are Heathrow with rail connections to Moreton-in-the-Marsh via Reading and Birmingham International Airport has rail connections to Cheltenham via New Street Station
Accommodation varied between very good and outstanding your service was very good in all aspects including phone enquiries and requests, excellent baggage service.
J & M H USA
We had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. Thank you for arranging it all so well for us.
Audrey P. Coventry UK
Accommodation was excellent, everything was easy and trouble free, thank you.
B & D.C Canada
We were delighted with the service you provide, would gladly recommend you to others.
Catherine & Steve B. UK
We had a great time .. a wonderful holiday and the walk was great.
Chris P and group of 8 from the UK
Our Service – 5 stars. Value For Money - 5 stars. Thanks for arranging, blisters are healing nicely!
Margaret and Ed A, Memphis Tennessee, USA
Thanks for all of your planning. We've had a marvelous time.
D & S C. Brisbane, Australia
Wonderful holiday, very well organised for us – thank you.
Andy G UK
Hi Lily, just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic holiday all the accommodation you arranged for us was very good and the luggage service worked perfectly. Many thanks for all your help we will certainly recommend the Cotswold Walking Co to our friends, best regards
Sarah B. S Africa
Great holiday, great company
Sandra H. Washington DC USA
It rained for 3 days but Lily did a great job organizing our stay and we really enjoyed our accommodation and time in The Cotswolds
Brian C. Leeds, UK. Mixed Group of 6
Cotswold Way 2017. Our 8 day hiking itinerary was a well organised and accommodation was the best we have experienced for any hiking holiday. Good weather & beautiful British countryside.
Mary & Jean Dallas Texas USA
We loved the Cotswolds. Thank you Cotswold Walking Co.you made our trip very special, great hiking holiday.