Day 1 Arrival in Chipping Campden
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Chipping Campden.
Day 2 Chipping Campden to Winchcombe30 Km 7-10 Hrs 680 Metres
The quintessential Cotswold village is packed with history, beautifully maintained and full of wonderful old buildings – Chipping Campden, Broadway and Stanton all epitomise these qualities. The ancient ruins of a Cistercian monastery at Hailes and Sudeley Castle, not far from Winchcombe, are other stunning examples of the region’s rich history.
Day 3 Winchcombe to Leckhampton Hill28 Km 7-10 Hrs 750 Metres
Far-reaching views from the top of Cleeve Common (at 317m – the highest point of the walk) where the Brecon Beacons in Wales are visible on a clear day. Lineover Wood, where some trees date back over 700 years is particularly impressive.
Day 4 Leckhampton Hill to Painswick20 Km 5-7 Hrs 490 Metres
Early in the day, you pass through Crickley Hill Country Park with wonderful views from the escarpment over the plains below. The quiet walker will have a good chance to spot some of the wild deer that roam the majestic beech tree forests close to Birdlip. The trail descends via a golf course into the picturesque little town of Painswick.
Day 5 Departure from Painswick
There are regular bus services from Painswick to London/Bristol and other destinations in the UK.