The Cotswold Way





Time of Year

The Cotswold Way can be walked at any time of year, but is best walked between April and October.



The Cotswold Way starts in Chipping Campden and ends in Bath. Or you can do it in reverse.


The Cotswold Way is a moderate trail but depending on time available is achievable by most.


follow the footprints of those before you

The Cotswold Way is a stunning 164km route from Chipping Campiden, through the beautiful Cotswolds, to Bath. Stretching from Chipping Campden to Bath through the rolling valleys of Cotswolds and on to the Gloucestershire Downs, this is a timeless, scenic and historic route, which provides a wonderful walking experience. The Cotswold Way is a glorious route which follows rural lanes and passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in the south of England. The route is ideal for everyone, from beginners to experienced walkers.

The highlights of the Cotswold Way include exploring the pretty English villages along the way and discovering their nooks and crannies.

Book your Own Walking Holiday

If you want to book your walking holiday quickly, and online, without the use of a booking service (like BookMyTrail) then our Book Your Own itineraries below are the perfect choice for you. You simply need to choose an itinerary, then follow the links each night to make your accommodation booking online. It couldn’t be easier. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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undoubtedly England's busiest trail, and for good reason

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Long Distance Walking FAQ

Long Distance Walking is quickly growing in popularity. It’s become appealing due to its accessability, health benefits, and relatively low cost of entry. Below are