Moderate to Strenuous

Moderate to Strenuous

The Cotswold Way Walk

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The Cotswold Way is one of Britain’s national trails. It is a 102 mile walk along the western side of the Cotswold Hills, running between Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south, passing through Broadway, Cleeve Hill, Painswick, and the Stroud Valley, with magnificent views west towards Wales. The route takes you through gorgeous villages close to a number of significant historic landmarks.

Price:

From £530.00 to £795.00 per person, depending on the itinerary selected (see ‘The Walk’ tab above). Based upon two people sharing.

Included:

7 to 11 nights nights B and B, luggage transportation, guidebook and maps, transfers where mentioned in programme, back-up service.

Not Included:

Lunches, dinners, drinks, insurance, anything not mentioned in programme.

Departure Dates:

Any day April-October subject to accommodation availability.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Chipping Campden overnight.

Day 2:

Walk Chipping to Winchcombe – 17 miles. Overnight in Winchcombe.

Day 3:

Walk Winchcombe to Leckhampton Hill – 15.8 miles. Overnight in Dowdeswell or Cheltenham.

Day 4:

Walk Leckhampton to Painswick – 14.2 miles.

Day 5:

Walk Painswick to Uley or Dursley – 13 miles to Uley, 15.5 miles to Dursley. Overnight in Uley or Dursley.

Day 6:

Walk Dursley to Old Sodbury – 16 miles. Overnight in Old Sodbury.

Day 7:

Walk Old Sodbury to Bath – 18 miles. Overnight in Bath.

Day 8:

Depart from Bath after breakfast.

7 nights to include B and B, route instructions/map, luggage transportation: £485 per person.

8 Nights:

Day 1:

Chipping Campden overnight.

Day 2:

Walk Chipping Campden to Winchcombe – 17 miles. Overnight in Winchcombe.

Day 3:

Walk Winchcombe to Leckhampton Hill – 15.8 miles. Overnight Dowdeswell or Cheltenham.

Day 4:

Walk Leckhampton to Painswick – 14.2 miles.

Day 5:

Walk Painswick to Uley or Dursley – 13 miles to Uley, 15.5 miles to Dursley. Overnight Uley or Dursley.

Day 6:

Walk Dursley to Hawkesbury Upton – 15 miles. Overnight Hawkesbury Upton.

Day 7:

Walk Hawkesbury Upton to Cold Ashton – 13 miles. Overnight Cold Ashton.

Day 8:

Walk Cold Ashton to Bath – 10 miles. Overnight Bath.

Day 9:

Depart from Bath after breakfast.

8 nights to include B and B (hotel in Birdlip), route instructions/map, luggage transportation: £515 per person.

9 Nights:

Day 1:

Chipping Campden overnight.

Day 2:

Walk Chipping Campden to Winchcombe – 17 miles. Overnight in Winchcombe.

Day 3:

Walk Winchcombe to Leckhampton Hill – 15.8 miles. Overnight Dowdeswell or Cheltenham.

Day 4:

Walk Leckhampton to Painswick – 14.2 miles. Overnight Painswick.

Day 5:

Walk Painswick to Uley – 13 miles . Overnight Uley.

Day 6:

Walk Uley to Wotton-under-Edge – 10 miles. Overnight Wotton-under-edge.

Day 7:

Walk Wotton-under-Edge to Hawkesbury Upton – 8 miles. Overnight Hawkesbury Upton.

Day 8:

Walk Hawkesbury Upton to Cold Ashton – 13 miles. Overnight Cold Ashton.

Day 9:

Walk Cold Ashton to Bath – 10 miles. Overnight Bath.

Day 10:

Depart from Bath after breakfast.

9 nights to include B and B (hotel in Birdlip, may incur supplement), route instructions/map, luggage transportation: £600 per person.

10 Nights:

Day 1:

Chipping Campden overnight.

Day 2:

Walk Chipping Campden to Winchcombe – 17 miles. Overnight in Winchcombe.

Day 3:

Walk Winchcombe to Leckhampton Hill – 15.8 miles. Overnight Dowdeswell or Cheltenham.

Day 4:

Walk Leckhampton to Birdlip – 10 miles. Overnight Birdlip.

Day 5:

Walk Birdlip to Painswick – 7 miles. Overnight Painswick.

Day 6:

Walk Painswick to Uley – 13 miles . Overnight Uley.

Day 7:

Walk Uley to Wotton-under-Edge – 10 miles. Overnight Wotton-under-edge.

Day 8:

Walk Wotton-under-Edge to Hawkesbury Upton – 8 miles. Overnight Hawkesbury Upton.

Day 9:

Walk Hawkesbury Upton to Cold Ashton – 13 miles. Overnight Cold Ashton.

Day 10:

Walk Cold Ashton to Bath – 10 miles. Overnight Bath.

Day 11:

Depart from Bath after breakfast.

10 nights to include B and B (hotel in Birdlip), route instructions/map, luggage transportation: £660 per person.

11 Nights:

Day 1: Chipping Campden overnight.

Day 2:

Walk Chipping Campden to Stanton – 10 miles. Overnight in Stanton.

Day 3:

Walk Stanton to Winchcombe – 7 miles. Overnight in Winchcombe.

Day 4:

Walk Winchcombe to Leckhampton Hill – 15.8 miles. Overnight Dowdeswell or Cheltenham.

Day 5:

Walk Leckhampton to Birdlip – 10 miles. Overnight Birdlip.

Day 6:

Walk Birdlip to Painswick – 7 miles. Overnight Painswick.

Day 7:

Walk Painswick to Uley – 13 miles . Overnight Uley.

Day 8:

Walk Uley to Wotton-under-Edge – 10 miles. Overnight Wotton-under-edge.

Day 9:

Walk Wotton-under-Edge to Hawkesbury Upton – 8 miles. Overnight Hawkesbury Upton.

Day 10:

Walk Hawkesbury Upton to Cold Ashton – 13 miles. Overnight Cold Ashton.

Day 11:

Walk Cold Ashton to Bath – 10 miles. Overnight Bath.

Day 12:

Depart from Bath after breakfast.

11 nights to include B and B (hotel in Birdlip), route instructions/map, luggage transportation: £720.00 per person.

Practical Information

Accommodation:

A mix of B and B, pubs and small hotels, with private bathrooms. Up grades are possible along the route – please ask and we can advise on what is possible and the additional cost involved.

Getting There:

Air:

The nearest airports to Chipping Campden are Birmingham, Bristol, or London (Heathrow)

From Bath, Bristol is the nearest airport.  Birminham and London Heathrow are also easy to get to.

Rail:

The nearest stations are Moreton-in-Marsh and Cheltenham Spa

What to Take:

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with achange of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sunblock/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit

When to Go:

Mid-April to mid-September. Accommodation will be difficult to obtain on UK national holidays unless booked well in advance (and may require an alteration to the programme).

Insurance:

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.