The Cotswold Way - A long distance walk in the Cotswolds

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The Cotswold Way

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The Cotswold Way


The Cotswold Way is a 102 mile (164 xm) footpath running from Bath on the south to Chipping Campden in the north of the Cotswolds.

The path runs through or near, Old Sodbury, near Chipping Sodbury, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley, Stroud, Painswick, Cranham, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Stanway and Broadway.

With the exception of a small stretch around Broadway in Worcestershire, the entire walk is within Gloucestershire (including South Gloucestershire) and Somerset (including Bath and North East Somerset).

The Cotswold Way was officially inaugurated as a National Trail on 24 May 2007.

Places of interest along the Cotswold Way


The Cotswold Way path passes numerous places of interest along the way, including the site of the Battle of Lansdowne, the Somerset Monument, Sudeley Castle, Cleeve Hill, Hailes Abbey and Broadway Tower.

And, depending on weather conditions, all of the following can be viewed from locations along the route - The Severn Estuary and Severn bridges, the meanders of the River Severn above Sharpness, the Forest of Dean, the Welsh hills of Monmouthshire and the Black Mountains on the Welsh border to the west, the Malvern Hills and Gloucester Cathedral.

Places to stay along the Cotswold Way


If you are looking for accommodation along the Cotswold Way then the following places may be of interest:

Athole Guest House, Bath
A large Victorian home restored to give bright, inviting, quiet and spacious bedrooms, sleek furniture and sparkling bathrooms.

Athole House has been inspected under the "Walkers Welcome" scheme of Visit Britain and has been certified to fulfil all the requirements of the scheme.

Tel: +44 (0)1225 320000

Beckfords View Bed and Breakfast, Bath
Set in its own beautiful private and peaceful gardens, this boutique Bed and Breakfast provides a quiet and exclusive haven.

Tel: +44 (0)1225 464391

Tibbiwell Lodge, Painswick
Tibbiwell Lodge is 200 yards from Painswick town centre and enjoys beautiful views over the valley.

Walkers are catered for with the provision of a drying room for wet clothes and a dedicated boot wash area complete with a seat and brushes for walking boots.

Tel: +44 (0)1452 812748

Taplins, Chipping Campden
Taplins is a warm and friendly, family run bed and breakfast offering all its guests a high standard of en-suite accommodation coupled with delicious breakfast options. An ideal starting point from which to join the Cotswold Way.

Tel: +44 (0)1386 840927

Page last updated 15/08/2013 10:09:37



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