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Cotswold Way

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  • 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.

    Please remember that, as there are no bus connections between Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden on Sundays, you will need to take a short taxi ride.
  • Day 2 Chipping Campden to Stanton

    10.6 Miles / 17 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 Winchcombe

    8.1 Miles / 13 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 Dowdeswell

    11.2 Miles / 18 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 Birdlip

    10.6 Miles / 17 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 Birdlip to Painswick

    8.1 Miles / 13 Km 4-5 Hrs 350 Metres

    Early in the day, 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. After passing the curiously-named Catbrain Quarry, the trail descends via a golf course into the picturesque little town of Painswick.

  • Day 7 Painswick to Middleyard

    9.3 Miles / 15 Km 4-5 Hrs 380 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 8 Middleyard to Dursley

    7.5 Miles / 12 Km 3-5 Hrs 390 Metres

    Spend some time exploring the ancient burial grounds dating back 5,000 years at Nympsfield, with spectacular vistas over the Severn Valley. Further on, a short, sharp climb to the summit of Cam Long Down offers splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Descend from here to the village of Dursley.

  • Day 9 Departure from Dursley

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