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Discover the beauty of The Cotswold Way with our 5 walking day and 6 night Cotswold Way South Section hiking holiday. The Southern Section section from Painswick to Bath is 52 miles long. It goes through some charming towns and villages before finishing in the beautiful Spa city of Bath. Here are the details:

Cotswold Way Painswick church
Painswick Church & ’99’ Yew Trees

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 52 mile Cotswold Way Southern section.

6 nights’ accommodation with ensuite/private bathrooms

Cotswold Way Tynedale Monument
The Tyndale Monument

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 inquiry about our Cotswold Way South section itinerary.

Dyrham Park Cotswold Way
Dyrham Park

Cotswold Way South 5 walking days itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Painswick, ‘Queen of The Cotswolds’ overnight Painswick. 

Day 2 Painswick to Kings Stanley, overnight Kings Stanley. [Approx 8 Miles / 13 Kms]

The route descends from Painswick before climbing onto Edge Common. Pass an Iron Age Fort through woodland before coming to the Stroud valleys and taking the route to Kings Stanley.

Day 3 Kingstanley to Wotton Under Edge, overnight Wotton under Edge. [Approx 14 Miles / 22 Kms]

Today the route goes on to Coaley Peak viewpoint with magnificent views before going through woodland and climbing down Cam Long Down and onto the town of Dursley. Onwards to Stinchcombe Hill then the Tynedale Monument before finishing in Wotton under Edge.

Day 4 Wotton Under Edge to Hawkesbury, overnight Hawkesbury Upton [Approx 7 Miles / 11 Kms]

The route today passes the national trust property of Newark Park though the delightful villages of Alderley and Lower Kilcott. It climbs to the Somerset Monument before heading to Hawkesbury Upton.

Day 5 Hawkesbury to Cold Ashton, overnight Cold Ashton. [Approx 14 Miles / 22 Kms]

Today pass Horton Court followed by a climb to Horton Fort with memorable views. Through wonderful parkland of Dodington Park. Past Tormarton and around Dyrham Park Mansion and deer park. The route continues through farmland to the village of Cold Ashton.

Day 6 Cold Ashton to Bath, overnight Bath [Approx 10 Miles / 16 Kms]

The final walk climbs to the site of a civil war battle at Lansdown. Go past Bath racecourse and down to the magnificent city of Bath. Onto the imposing stone building of Bath Abbey and you have completed your hike.

Day 7 return after breakfast

Cotswold Way Roman Baths
Bath, Roman Baths