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Discover the beauty of The Cotswold Way walk. The Cotswold Walking Company offer a 5 walking day and 6 night Cotswold walking holiday of the Northern section of The Cotswold Way. 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. Further information below and if you have any questions then please get in touch using our ‘make enquiry’ tab above.
Our Cotswold Way walking holidays are available throughout the year and can be modified to suit your requirements. For more information, please visit our FAQ and see How To Book. If you have any further queries or questions then simply contact us today, we are here to help.
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 Eveshamnd 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 [Approx6 Miles / 10Kms]
Cleeve Hill to DowdeswellToday 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 Dowdewell reservoir at the conclusion of your day’s walk [Approx 5 Miles / 8 Kms]
After breakfast Depart. If you would like any help with your travel arrangements please email us and we will be happy to assist you
Accommodation varied between very good and outstanding your service was very good in all aspects including phone enquiries and requests, excellent baggage service.
We had a wonderful holiday and thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. Thank you for arranging it all so well for us.
Accommodation was excellent, everything was easy and trouble free, thank you.
We were delighted with the service you provide, would gladly recommend you to others.
We had a great time .. a wonderful holiday and the walk was great.
Our Service – 5 stars. Value For Money - 5 stars. Thanks for arranging, blisters are healing nicely!
Thanks for all of your planning. We've had a marvelous time.
Wonderful holiday, very well organised for us – thank you.
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
Great holiday, great company
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
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.
We loved the Cotswolds. Thank you Cotswold Walking Co.you made our trip very special, great hiking holiday.