Route: From Chipping Campden to Bath

Overview

A stunning walk through quinetessential English countryside, complete with quaint farmhouses, dry stone walls and sheep grazing in the fields.  The Cotswolds are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this walk gives you the best views of this. As you start your walk in Chipping Campden, the undulating trail takes you through the fields and farmland of the county of Gloucestershire.

British history is intertwined within this landscape, from our prehistoric beginnings and the ancient barrows which are scattered across the countryside, through the Roman inhabitation, to the Civil War battle sites to the relatively modern rise of the wool and milling industry and the wealth of the Georgian rebuilding of Bath.  This is an area of the UK which has been evolving constantly according to the needs of its peoples. Churches and abbeys with intricate architecture sit side by side the warm yellow stoned cottages in the towns and archetypal village greens as you truly walk through England’s green and pleasant lands. With each day ending in such tranquil surroundings you may be forgiven for sliding into a more relaxed state and partake of a few of the locally brews in one of the welcoming pubs and inns before you retire to your accommodation.

Journeys end finds you in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its numerous sightseeing opportunities such as the Abbey, the grandiose Royal Crescent and of course its world renowned Roman Baths. It may be worth spending an extra few days here to take in all the city has to offer.

Whether you opt to walk this in a week, or decide to take the more leisurely itinerary, every day brings stunning views, chocolate box picture villages and multiple photo opportunities to enjoy as you trek this outstanding glimpse of parochial English country living..

Walk the Trail offers 3 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker.


INCLUDED

All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.

NOT INCLUDED

Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance
ROUTE PROFILE

Itinerary & Costs

We provide 3 different itineraries for the Cotswold Way. This itinerary is walking average distances each day and most walkers would choose this option.
One of the prettiest walks through the green fields and rolling Cotswold hills of South England. Picturesque , welcoming villages with thatched houses await you as you walk through many periods of history on this landscape, ending in the Roman city of Bath.


The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
Chipping Campden
Day 2:
Chipping Campden to Stanton
Distance: 10.5 miles
Day 3:
Stanton to Cleeve Hill
Distance: 13.5 miles
- Day 4:
Cleeve Hill to Seven Springs
Distance: 8 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Seven Springs, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 5:
Seven Springs to Painswick
Distance: 12 miles
Day 6:
Painswick to King's Stanley
Distance: 8.5 miles
- Day 7:
King's Stanley to Wotton-Under-Edge
Distance: 15 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Wotton-Under-Edge, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 8:
Wotton-Under-Edge to Old Sodbury
Distance: 12.5 miles
- Day 9:
Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton
Distance: 9 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Cold Ashton, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 10:
Cold Ashton to Bath
Distance: 10.5 miles
 

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

9 Days / 10 Nights 11.3 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


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Cost £1,170 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £2,340

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