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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 :

Cotswold Way Broadway Tower
Cotswold Way Broadway Tower

Key Points

Price is £525 per person, £35 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 Sudeley Castle
Cotswold Way Sudeley Castle

Cotswold Way Northern Section 5 day itinerary

Day 1

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.

Day 2

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]

Day 3

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]

Day 4

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]

Day 5

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]

Day 6

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]

Day 7

Depart after breakfast. This concludes your Cotswold Way northern section hiking holiday.

Cotswold Way Belas Knap Long Barrow
Cotswold Way Belas Knap Long Barrow

Further Notes

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