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  • Day 1 Arrival in Cheltenham

    20 Km 5-7 Hrs 490 Metres

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

  • Day 2 Leckhamton 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 Nympsfield

    20/23 Km 5-8 Hrs 525/635 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 Nympsfield to Wotton-Under-Edge

    15/19 Km 5-7 Hrs 510 Metres

    A short, sharp climb to the summit of Cam Long Down offers splendid views of the surrounding countryside. 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 Wotton-Under-Edge to Old Sodbury

    21 Km 5-7 Hrs 450 Metres

    This walk is one of the more remote on the trail with a few tiny villages but mainly through countryside and along quiet paths and tracks. Later in the day, you pass two Iron Age forts (at Horton and Little Sodbury) – settlements dating back over 2,000 years.

  • Day 6 Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton

    14 Km 4-5 Hrs 260 Metres

    Imagine how some of England’s wealthiest people live as you pass by the sprawling countryside estates of two wonderful old county homes at 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 7 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 8 Departure from Bath

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