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  • Day 1 Arrival in Cheltenham

    From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Cheltenham.

  • Day 2 Leckhampton Hill to Painswick

    20 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 3 Painswick to Dursley

    27/30 Km 7-11 Hrs 770/880 Metres

    Today, after walking through open countryside for the first few kilometres, the trail leads you through some of the wonderful wooded areas on the Cotswold Way. Stockend Wood and Standish Wood are two fine examples you will pass through on today’s walk.

  • Day 4 Dursley to Hillesley

    20 Km 5-7 Hrs 550 Metres

    A steep climb out of Dursley in the morning and more stunning views over the Severn Estuary unveil themselves. Moving on to North Nibley, you pass a monument dedicated to the memory of William Tyndale – a local man responsible for the translation of the Holy Bible into English in the 16th Century.

  • Day 5 Hillesley to Cold Ashton

    26 Km 7-9 Hrs 445 Metres

    Imagine how some of England’s wealthiest people live as you pass by the sprawling countryside estates of three wonderful old county homes at Horton Court, Dodington Park and Dyrham Park. The grounds are wonderful for walking and you may be lucky enough to spot deer, rabbit and even foxes on the trail.

  • Day 6 Cold Ashton to Bath

    17 Km 4-6 Hrs 310 Metres

    Today, your path takes you across a battlefield where, in 1643, hundreds of English soldiers died fighting one another during the English Civil War. From this beautiful, yet somehow eerie, site you descend into the majestic town of Bath. Your journey ends at the fittingly spectacular Bath Abbey next to the Roman Baths – a great end to a great walk!

  • Day 7 Departure from Bath

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