Discover the beauty of The Cotswold Way with our 5 walking day and 6 night Cotswold Way Northern Section hiking holiday. The northern section from Chipping Campden to Dowdeswell is widely regarded as the prettiest section of the whole route and we are pleased to offer a gentle walking introduction to The Cotswold Way route. Here are the details :
Price is £570 per person, £45 per night single supplement
Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
5 days’ walking to complete the 29 mile Cotswold Way Northern section
6 nights’ accommodation with ensuite/private bathrooms
Full ‘English’ Breakfasts each morning
Daily luggage transfers along the route
Our recommendation list of stops on the route and local services
Official Guide book and detailed itinerary
We use good quality B&Bs, local inns and small hotels for our guests, if you would like upgraded accommodation, please enquire.
You can contact us here to make an enquiry about our Cotswold Way northern section itinerary.
Cotswold Way Northern Section 5 day 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 is a historic market town and beautiful example of Cotswold stone craftsmanship.
Chipping Campden to Broadway Walking from Chipping Campden, one of the best of the Cotswold market towns, the trail climbs on to an escarpment offering fine views across the Vale of Evesham. You will walk to Broadway Tower then down to the picturesque town of Broadway with its honey coloured houses and fine old English tea rooms. [Approx 6 Miles / 10 Kms]
Broadway to Wood Stanway The route today climbs an escarpment to the remains of an Iron Age hill fort called Shenberrow Camp then descends to the pretty villages of Stanton and Stanway before finishing in the hamlet of Wood Stanway[Approx 6 Miles / 10 Kms]
Wood Stanway to Winchcombe Today you will enjoy lovely views across the Vale of Evesham and pass the medieval pilgrimage site of Hailes Abbey before reaching Winchcombe, the ancient capital of Mercia and nearby Sudeley Castle, dating back to the 12th century. [Approx 5 Miles / 8Kms]
Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill The trail ascends to “Belas Knap” the neolithic long barrow and onto the highest point of the Cotswolds; Cleeve Hill (317mtrs). Enjoy the views over Cheltenham and on a clear day as far as the Black Mountains in Wales [Approx 6 Miles / 10Kms]
Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell. Today you will continue south passing through Bill Smylie’s butterfly reserve walking on quiet lanes and paths before eventually going through woodland and descending to Dowdeswell reservoir at the conclusion of your day’s walk [Approx 5 Miles / 8 Kms]
Depart after breakfast. This concludes your Cotswold Way northern section hiking holiday.
Cotswold Way Northern Section itinerary. If you would like any help with your travel arrangements please email us. We will be happy to assist you.
The journey to Moreton in Marsh (the closest train station) is 90 minutes from London (Paddington). 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. 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.