Cotswold Way - Medium

8 days
T2 trails
Distance: 15 - 20 km per day
250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Walk the full Cotswold Way in the famous Cotswolds
> Enjoy breathtaking views of valleys and meadows
> We will take care of arranging the accommodations before, during and after the hike for you!

The Cotswolds might be one of the most famous natural scenic areas of Great-Britain. For most people, when thinking about England, the old stone Cotswold houses and glowy, rolling hills come to mind. Walking the Cotswold way is on top of the bucket lists of many hikers, and they are right to have put it there.

On this 8-day walk (6 stages), you will start in Painswick and work your way down south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath (nearby Bristol). In the beginning you will spend your way walking through the tiny villages, but it won’t be long before you smell the wild flowers in the English meadows or wander around the beech tree forest, while enjoying some shadow. The end point of the Cotswold Way is the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath. Here, you will find the beautiful Roman Thermal Spas that mark the beginning of the history of the city.

Itinerary

Day
1

Painswick

We will book your first night, before starting the Cotswold Way in Painswick, where you will be able to relax and prepare for your adventure.

Troy House (Painswick)

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Troy House (Painswick)
Day
2

Painswick to Stonehouse

Duration: 04:42 h
Distance: 16.8 km
Ascent: 290 m
Descent: 390 m
You will hike from Painswick to Stonehouse. This will take approximately 17 kilometers (4-5 hours). You will walk through meadows and soon reach the beech forests of Standish Wood and Stanley Wood that are along the Cotswold Way.

The White Hart (Stonehouse)

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The White Hart (Stonehouse)
Day
3

Stonehouse to Dursley

Duration: 03:51 h
Distance: 13.6 km
Ascent: 300 m
Descent: 280 m
Next on the planning is the road from Stonehouse to Dursley. This slightly shorter route (14 km) will take you along the 5000 year old graveyard of Nympsfield and will give you a beautiful panoramic view of the Severn Valley. A short and steep descent awaits before you reach the top of Cam Long Down, but it will all be worth it when you see the breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Descend to the Dursley village and your day will be complete.

Ye Olde Dursley Hotel (Dursley)

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Ye Olde Dursley Hotel (Dursley)
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Included

  • Accommodation

    We will arrange your accommodation on the Cotswold Way in hotels, inns, and guesthouses. Accommodation will be private in single, double or twin rooms and with en-suite bathroom where possible.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide which includes a route description, interactive Cotswold Way hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek.

  • Baggage Transfer

    This trek includes the transfer of your luggage throughout the entire Cotswold Way trek. Your bags will be picked up every morning from the hotel lobby and will be driven to your next next accommodation. Baggage transfers allow you to travel lighter during the day and enjoy the walk in a more relaxed manner.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in this trek and it will be provided every morning at your accommodation.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport. This also applies to any transport from the end point of your trail.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast is, if possible, included in the price of the trek. You can get lunch and dinner at the shops, hotels, and restaurants along the way.

FAQ

  • How to get to the Cotswolds

  • Cotswold Way: Weather and Best Season

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