Cotswold Way - England

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Walking holidays and hiking tours around the Cotswolds
Itinerary Options: 4 - 13 days


Cotswold Way The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales. The Cotswolds covers some 800 square miles of gorgeous English landscape and spreads into 5 counties (Glouceste... Read more below



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Cotswold Way - England

Cotswold Way

Cotswold Way

The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales. The Cotswolds covers some 800 square miles of gorgeous English landscape and spreads into 5 counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire).

The Cotswolds Way itself runs along the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills, from the market town of Chipping Campden in the north to the World Heritage City of Bath in the south. The whole Cotswolds Way is steeped in history, and this National Trail gives you the opportunity to experience the very best of it. The Walking Holiday Company works hard to provide you with fabulous itinerary choices. The Cotswolds Way can be walked in either direction, and can also be walked in sections. Our description begins in Chipping Campden, a fine market town which dates back to medieval times. Your walking holiday begins in this first town, full of fine architecture, stone mullioned windows, and high gables.

Your first walking day passes by Broadway Tower, a magnificent folly built around 1800. William Morris was known to have stayed here. Along the route between Broadway and Woodstanway is Snowshill Manor now in the care of the National Trust. Further along, Stanway House (17th century) originally belonged to the manor of Tewkesbury. The restored 18th century water gardens, typical of Capability Brown, but probably designed by Charles Bridgeman.

Near Winchcombe, visit the only standing remains of Hailes Abbey. A 13th century Cistercian house. One of the last in England to be built. Whilst walking the Cotswold Way, look out for the Cotswold Lion! This is not an actual lion, but a rare breed of sheep. It was originally bred for its long fleece.

For wild flower enthusiasts Cleeve Hill is particularly noted for its fine display and rich summer covering of harebells. The flowers bring with them the butterflies; Chalk hill Blues and Fritillaries, Meadow Browns and Cabbage Whites. Bird life is plentiful, the meadow pipit may not be the most beautiful to look at, but its song is a welcome accompaniment on a long walk. A keen eye will spot the skylark, whilst kestrels and buzzards dance on the thermals. Further along the walk on the edge of Leckhampton Hill is the Devils chimney. A reminder of quarrying days gone by.

Walking the Cotswold Way is a walk through English history. A number of historical sites including several Neolithic burial mounds, numerous hill forts and prehistoric barrows, magnificent churches and mansion houses. The earthworks of Crickley Hill fort, where archaeologists estimate its age as 4000 BC.

The Cotswold Way National Trail explores one glorious village after another. There are the grotesque gargoyles of Winchcombe church, rose covered cottages in Stanton, the thatched cricket pavilion in Stanway and the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham.

The grand finale is your arrival in Bath, where you can still see the Roman Baths and museum. A perfect location to take an extra day. Take in the sights of the Royal Crescent, or hike up to the Bath Skyline and admire the views.

Other walks in the south of England are the Coleridge Way, The South Downs Way, and The South West Coast Path.

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  • CW10
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    10 nights / 9 days
    £780.00
    • CW10
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 10 / 9
    • 102 / 164
    • £780.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Cleeve Hill
      13 / 21

    • Cleeve Hill to Leckhampton Hill
      10 / 16

    • Leckhampton Hill to Painswick
      14 / 23

    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Wotton under Edge
      15 / 24

    • Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury
      13 / 21

    • Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton
      9 / 14

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath
  • CW11
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    11 nights / 10 days
    £853.00
    • CW11
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 11 / 10
    • 102 / 164
    • £853.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Winchcombe
      8 / 13

    • Winchcombe to Dowdeswell
      11 / 18

    • Dowdeswell to Birdlip
      10 / 16

    • Birdlip to Painswick
      9 / 14

    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Wotton under Edge
      15 / 24

    • Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury
      13 / 21

    • Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton
      9 / 14

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath
  • CW12
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    12 nights / 11 days
    £929.00
    • CW12
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 12 / 11
    • 102 / 164
    • £929.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Winchcombe
      8 / 13

    • Winchcombe to Dowdeswell
      11 / 18

    • Dowdeswell to Birdlip
      11 / 18

    • Birdlip to Painswick
      9 / 14

    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Dursley
      8 / 13

    • Dursley to Wotton under Edge
      7 / 11

    • Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury
      13 / 21

    • Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton
      10 / 16

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath
  • CW13
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    13 nights / 12 days
    £989.00
    • CW13
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 13 / 12
    • 102 / 164
    • £989.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      10.50 / 17

    • Stanton to Winchcombe
      7.50 / 12

    • Winchcombe to Dowdeswell
      11 / 18

    • Dowdeswell to Birdlip
      10.50 / 17

    • Birdlip to Painswick
      8.50 / 14

    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Dursley
      8 / 13

    • Dursley to Wotton under Edge
      7 / 11

    • Wotton under Edge to Hawkesbury Upton
      7.50 / 12

    • Hawkesbury Upton to Tormarton
      7.50 / 12

    • Tormarton to Cold Ashton
      6.50 / 10

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath
  • CW14
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    14 nights / 13 days
    £1068.00
    • CW14
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 14 / 13
    • 102 / 164
    • £1068.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Winchcombe
      8 / 13

    • Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill
      6 / 10

    • Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell
      6 / 10

    • Dowdeswell to Birdlip
      10 / 16

    • Birdlip to Painswick
      9 / 14

    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Dursley
      8 / 13

    • Dursley to Wotton under Edge
      7 / 11

    • Wotton under Edge to Hawkesbury Upton
      8 / 13

    • Hawkesbury Upton to Tormarton
      8 / 13

    • Tormarton to Cold Ashton
      7 / 11

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath
  • CW7
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    7 nights / 6 days
    £565.00
    • CW7
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 7 / 6
    • 102 / 164
    • £565.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Winchcombe
      18 / 29

    • Winchcombe to Dowdeswell
      11 / 18

    • Dowdeswell to Painswick
      19 / 31

    • Painswick to Dursley
      15 / 24

    • Dursley to Old Sodbury
      20 / 32

    • Old Sodbury to Bath
      19 / 31

    • Bath
  • CW8
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    8 nights / 7 days
    £642.00
    • CW8
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 8 / 7
    • 102 / 164
    • £642.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Cleeve Hill
      13 / 21

    • Cleeve Hill to Birdlip
      16 / 26

    • Birdlip to Kings Stanley
      16 / 26

    • Kings Stanley to Wotton under Edge
      15 / 24

    • Wotton under Edge to Tormarton
      15 / 24

    • Tormarton to Bath
      17 / 27

    • Bath
  • CW9
    Chipping Campden to Bath
    9 nights / 8 days
    £705.00
    • CW9
    • Chipping Campden to Bath
    • 9 / 8
    • 102 / 164
    • £705.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Cleeve Hill
      13 / 21

    • Cleeve Hill to Leckhampton Hill
      10 / 16

    • Leckhampton Hill to Painswick
      14 / 23

    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Wotton under Edge
      15 / 24

    • Wotton under Edge to Tormarton
      15 / 24

    • Tormarton to Bath
      17 / 27

    • Bath
  • CWN5
    Chipping Campden to Pains...
    5 nights / 4 days
    £416.00
    • CWN5
    • Chipping Campden to Painswick
    • 5 / 4
    • 47 / 76
    • £416.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Cleeve Hill
      13 / 21

    • Cleeve Hill to Leckhampton Hill
      10 / 16

    • Leckhampton Hill to Painswick
      14 / 23

    • Painswick
  • CWN6
    Chipping Campden to Pains...
    6 nights / 5 days
    £499.00
    • CWN6
    • Chipping Campden to Painswick
    • 6 / 5
    • 47 / 76
    • £499.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Winchcombe
      8 / 13

    • Winchcombe to Dowdeswell
      11 / 18

    • Dowdeswell to Birdlip
      11 / 18

    • Birdlip to Painswick
      9 / 14

    • Painswick
  • CWN7
    Chipping Campden to Pains...
    7 nights / 6 days
    £565.00
    • CWN7
    • Chipping Campden to Painswick
    • 7 / 6
    • 47 / 76
    • £565.00
    • Chipping Campden
    • Chipping Campden to Stanton
      11 / 18

    • Stanton to Winchcombe
      8 / 13

    • Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill
      6 / 10

    • Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell
      6 / 10

    • Dowdeswell to Birdlip
      10 / 16

    • Birdlip to Painswick
      9 / 14

    • Painswick
  • CWS5
    Painswick to Bath
    5 nights / 4 days
    £416.00
    • CWS5
    • Painswick to Bath
    • 5 / 4
    • 56 / 90
    • £416.00
    • Painswick
    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Wotton under Edge
      15 / 24

    • Wotton under Edge to Tormarton
      15 / 24

    • Tormarton to Bath
      17 / 27

    • Bath
  • CWS6
    Painswick to Bath
    6 nights / 5 days
    £499.00
    • CWS6
    • Painswick to Bath
    • 6 / 5
    • 56 / 90
    • £499.00
    • Painswick
    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Wotton under Edge
      15 / 24

    • Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury
      13 / 21

    • Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton
      10 / 16

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath
  • CWS8
    Painswick to Bath
    8 nights / 7 days
    £642.00
    • CWS8
    • Painswick to Bath
    • 8 / 7
    • 56 / 90
    • £642.00
    • Painswick
    • Painswick to Kings Stanley
      8 / 13

    • Kings Stanley to Dursley
      8 / 13

    • Dursley to Wotton under Edge
      7 / 11

    • Wotton under Edge to Hawkesbury Upton
      8 / 13

    • Hawkesbury Upton to Tormarton
      8 / 13

    • Tormarton to Cold Ashton
      7 / 11

    • Cold Ashton to Bath
      10 / 16

    • Bath