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 Stanton17 Km 4-6 Hrs 410 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. Other highlights include stunning views across to the Severn Valley in Wales from Dover’s Hill and the many ancient trees you pass on the trail.
Day 3 Stanton to Winchcombe13 Km 3-4 Hrs 270 Metres
A day full of historical treasures for you to uncover. The ancient ruins of a Cistercian monastery at Hailes and the award-winning gardens and connections to the Royal Family at Sudeley Castle, not far from the trail at Winchcombe, are both stunning examples of the region’s rich history.
Day 4 Winchcombe to Dowdeswell18 Km 4-6 Hrs 450 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. Indeed much of the day is spent atop the escarpment so there will be no shortage of wonderful photo opportunities.
Day 5 Dowdeswell to Birdlip17 Km 4-6 Hrs 430 Metres
There are some splendid forest trails on today’s walk. Lineover Wood, where some trees date back over 700 years is particularly impressive. Towards the end of the day, you pass through Crickley Hill Country Park with wonderful views from the escarpment over the plains below.
Day 6 Departure from Birdlip
There are regular bus & train services from nearby Gloucester and Cheltenham to London, Bristol and other destinations in the UK.