Cotswold Way

Routes offered on this trail

The Cotswold Way is one of the oldest National trails in Britain, celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2020.  The Cotswold way is a popular walk which is well marked and easy to follow.  Starting in the beautifully well preserved market town of Chipping Campden and following the western edge of the Cotswold Hills to reach the final destination at the World Heritage Roman City of Bath.  The route will take you over some breath-taking picturesque scenery and through some gorgeous chocolate box villages.  You will find plenty of interest along the way, with sights dotting the landscape, including Neolithic burial mounds, hill forts and historic battle sites, prehistoric barrows and stately homes.  This walk offers great beauty and tranquillity over a wide variety of scenery and terrain.  Only offered in one direction, the route can be walked as a whole or split into two sections.  

This trail has frequent steep climbs but mostly classed as a moderate walk.  

On route you will have the opportunity to visit Hailes Abbey, Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths and Museum in Bath.           

The mileage shown below is from where the Cotwold Way path starts and finishes each day and is for your guidance only. A large part of this walk includes along rural areas, so you will find that sometimes the accommodations are very close to the path and other times you will need to walk a little further to reach your accommodation. You will not be asked to walk any further than one and a half miles from the path to your accommodation. Please see the Itinerary pages for more details.

Dates to avoid in the area, due to large events taking all of the accommodation. 

***Cheltenham Festival -Cleeve Hill to Birdlip areas-Tuesday 12th- Friday 15th March 2024***

*** Badminton Horse Trails -Little Sodbury to Tormarton area-Wednesday 8th – Sunday 12th May 2024 *** 

***Cotswold Way Challenge- Wotton-under-Edge and Painswick area – Saturday 22nd-23rd  June 2024***

*** Jane Austin Festival -Bath and surrounding area – Friday 13th -Sunday 22nd  September 2024***



Cotswold Way.
Full walk 
102 miles / 163 Km

This route is classed as moderate to challenging

Walk the whole of the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way. Over 7 to 14 nights. From £840.00 per person

Cotswold Way. 
North Section.  
47 Miles / 76Km

This route is classed as moderate to challenging in some areas

Walking the North half of the Cotswold Way, Starting in Chipping Campden and finishing in Painswick.   Covering 47 miles. Over 5 to 7 nights.  From £610.00 per person

Cotswold Way. 
South Section.   
56 Miles / 89 Km

This route is classed as moderate to challenging in some areas

Walking the South section of the Cotswold Way.  Starting in Painswick and finishing in Bath.  Covering 56 miles Over 5, 6 or 8 nights from £610.00 per person

Rest Days, explore or relax it's your choice. 

A rest day is a great way to break up your walking Holiday.  You could explore the area or just take it easy for the day.  

A fabulous way to make your holiday more bespoke.

We give you some ideas below on choice places to stop for that extra day. 

Chipping Campden

Taking an additional day at the start of your Cotswold Way walking holiday will allow you to have more time to explore the beautiful village, often referred to as the 'Jewel of the Cotswolds'. With the stunning sand stone buildings.  Visit the iconic Market Hall, the pretty Ernest Wilson Memorial Gardens or the Court Barn museum of craft and design, exploring the legacy of local craftspeople and artists. 


Having a rest days at Winchcombe will give you chance to visit the magnificent Sudeley Castle and 10 notable gardens, highly recommended and only a small walk from the Town centre.  Winchcombe also has beautiful Cotswold streets full to bursting with independent shops, galleries and eateries.  A great place to stop for an extra day. 

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Whether you are visiting Painswick as a finishing point, starting point or as a half way stop on your Cotswold Way walk.  This is a lovely place to spend a rest day, in this very picturesque village. Painswick offers the country's oldest bowling green and a famous parish church of St Mary sitting amongst 99 yew trees.  The world Famous Rococo Gardens and Painswick Beacon are in easy walking distance from the Town centre.  There are some very good places to eat and drink. 


There is so much to see and do in the City of Bath.  It is worth spending an extra day to explore the City.  Offering historical sights such as the Roman built Baths and Bath Abbey, along with the beautiful streets lined with honey stoned Georgian architecture. There is no shortage of outstanding eateries and independent shops.  


What we offer

Please see listed below information for this walk.  If you have any questions, please contact us- we will be happy to help.

What is included 

  • You will be accommodated as close to the path as possible in good quality accommodation using a mixture of Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast, Farmhouse, local Inns and Hotels.
  • All rooms are booked as en-suite or private bathroom wherever possible
  • Breakfast is always included. Sometimes this is continental not always a fully cooked breakfast.
  • Your luggage will be transferred for you between each of your accommodations.
  • Where your accommodation is not within a reasonable walking distance of the path you will be provided with a transfer to your accommodation.
  • Your route planning will be provided as part of your holiday pack.
  • Your Holiday pack will included your Trail Guide and map, itinerary, accommodation directions and route notes, lunch information and evening meal recommendations, luggage transfer information and holiday planning details.
  • A packed lunch and your evening meal are not included in your holiday cost.
  • You will be responsible for getting to your first nights accommodation and departing from your last nights accommodation.  

Additional Costs

Rest Days

If you would like to spend additional days in an area, a rest day can be included in your itinerary.  This is great for exploring the area At £70.00 per person per night.  Please let us know at the time of booking so this can be included.  

Solo Walkers 

Solo walker supplement is charged at £70 per night.  All our walks are based on two people sharing a room.  The Solo Walker supplement is applied per night for anyone holidaying on their own.  It is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Single Supplement

Single supplement applies if you are booking as part of a group but require a room of your own.  Charged at £60 per person per night. Again, it is charged to cover the extra costs passed on from the accommodations and luggage transfers. 

Postage Costs

Postage is calculated dependant on location, as listed below:

UK - £6.99 per pack

Europe - £17.99 per pack

Rest of World - £26.99 per pack


How to get to the Cotswold Way

Railway stations: Can be found at Moreton in Marsh, Cheltenham and Bath.

Car Parking: There is parking at Chipping Campden and Bath.  Parking charges will apply. 

If you would like any help with your arrival or departure arrangements, please contact us at the office where we will be happy to give advice.  call us on +44 (0)7399 330178.


When would you like to start

We want to arrange your holiday to suit you.  So you get to choose the start date and we will work from there.  

Our walks are only offered between April and September, giving better daylight hours and safer walking conditions for you. 


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