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.
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We provide 3 different itineraries for the Cotswold Way. This itinerary is walking smaller distances each day and is for leisurely walkers.
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.
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10 Days / 11 Nights 10.2 miles daily avg
Number in Group: 2
Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room
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