The Cotswold Way - National Trail
The Cotswold Way National Trail is a walking trail that runs along the length of the Cotswolds, starting in Chipping Campden in the north, and finishing at the front of Bath Abbey in the south.
The trail is 102 miles long and winds through many picturesque villages, such as Snowshill, Cranham & Painswick. The Cotswold Way also passes close to a significant number of historic sites, for example the Roman heritage at Bath, the Neolithic burial chamber at Belas Knap, Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe, Hailes Abbey and many beautiful churches and historic houses.
With stunning views all year round, the trail can be completed in one go (fancy beating Mike Wood's record
of 23 hours, 48 minutes and 7 seconds?!) or for those of us who prefer a gentler pace, there are a number of circular walks.
Not just a trail for long distance walkers, these routes have been developed to be easy to follow, whilst still taking in the views from the hill tops, energy of the bustling market towns and the tranquility of the beautiful Cotswold stone villages.
Click here to find out more about the circular walks for the Cotswold Way
. Each route contains details of distance, duration, refreshments along the way and public transport options to get to the start and finish. Whether you choose to walk 2 miles, or 22, the Cotswold Way National Trail will give you a chance to experience some of England's most beautiful countryside.
Completing the Cotswold Way
Enter the Hall Of Fame by completing the length of the Cotswold Way National Trail - and get a pin or badge as recognition of your achievement. Download the completion card below, get it stamped at the start and end of your journey, and at 3 or more locations in between, and send off to the Cotswold Way National Trail office. Find out about people who have joined the Hall of Fame here.
For more information about planning your trip along the Cotswold Way, see the www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold
For accommodation ideas, see our Cotswold accommodation pages
Cotswold Way National Trail leaflet
The Cotswold Way National Trail Completion Card
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