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16 Dec 2011
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.4cm
1st Published
6 Jul 2007
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The Cotswold Way

Two-way national trail description

by Kev Reynolds
Book published by Cicerone Press

A handy pocket sized guidebook for anyone walking the Cotswold Way National Trail. The 102 mile route meanders through the Cotswolds between Chipping Campden and Bath. Described in both directions over 13 stages, the Cotswolds Way is a lovely walk through one of the best-loved regions of lowland Britain.

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This guidebook describes the Cotswold Way National Trail through the scenic Cotswold route between Chipping Campden and Bath.

This edition of The Cotswold Way National Trail guidebook has been produced to coincide with the elevation of the route to National Trail status in May 2007.

Despite the fact that this much-loved long distance trail has been in existence for more than 35 years, it is Britain's newest National Trail, and as such it benefits from fresh waymarking and signing, realigned or improved footpaths, and the provision of numerous kissing gates in place of stiles.

What remains unchanged is the matchless series of landscapes and idyllic villages that help make the Cotswolds one of Britain's finest regions, and ensure that the 102 mile (164km) journey between Chipping Campden and Bath is a joy from start to finish.

  • Seasons
    Can be walked all year round, accommodation scarce during Cheltenham Festival (March) and Badminton horse trials (late April/May).
  • Centres
    Chipping Campden, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Bath
  • Difficulty
    The Cotswold Way is a waymarked lowland walk suitable for all abilities. Suggested day sections of 6-10 miles.
  • Must See
    Hailes Abbey, Belas Knap, Crickley Hill, Haresfield Beacon, views of Kelston Round Hill, roman baths (Bath)
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The Cotswold Way
How to get there
Recommended maps
Using the guide
The Cotswolds
The Country Code
Information at a glance
Southbound Route: Chipping Campden to Bath
Section 1 Chipping Campden to Stanton
Section 2 Stanton to Winchcombe
Section 3 Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill
Section 4 Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell (A40)
Section 5 Dowdeswell (A40) to Birdlip
Section 6 Birdlip to Painswick
Section 7 Painswick to Middleyard (King's Stanley)
Section 8 Middleyard (King's Stanley) to Dursley
Section 9 Dursley to Wotton-under-Edge
Section 10 Wotton-under-Edge to Hawkesbury Upton
Section 11 Hawkesbury Upton to Tormarton
Section 12 Tormarton to Cold Ashton
Section 13 Cold Ashton to Bath
Northbound Route: Bath to Chipping Campden
Section 1 Bath to Cold Ashton
Section 2 Cold Ashton to Tormarton
Section 3 Tormarton to Hawkesbury Upton
Section 4 Hawkesbury Upton to Wotton-under-Edge
Section 5 Wotton-under-Edge to Dursley
Section 6 Dursley to Middleyard (King's Stanley)
Section 7 Middleyard (King's Stanley) to Painswick
Section 8 Painswick to Birdlip
Section 9 Birdlip to Dowdeswell (A40)
Section 10 Dowdeswell (A40) to Cleeve Hill
Section 11 Cleeve Hill to Winchcombe
Section 12 Winchcombe to Stanton
Section 13 Stanton to Chipping Campden
Appendix A: Useful addresses
Appendix B: Public transport information
Appendix C: Recommended further reading
Appendix D: Section by section southwards
Appendix E: Section by section northwards
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