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The Cotswold Way

NATIONAL TRAIL Two-way trail guide - Chipping Campden to Bath

Guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail. Between Chipping Campden and Bath, the 102 mile route explores the Cotswolds AONB. Described in both directions over 14 stages, the Cotswold Way can be walked year round and is suitable for beginner trekkers. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.

Seasons

Can be walked all year round: accommodation is 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 are in the region of 6-10 miles (10-16km)

Must See

Hailes Abbey, Belas Knap, Crickley Hill, Haresfield Beacon, Sudley Castle, Broadway, views of Kelston Round Hill, roman baths (Bath)
ISBN
9781786312105
Availability
Published
Published
28 Feb 2024
Edition
Fifth
Pages
144
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x .90cm
Weight
230g
Overview

A guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail between Chipping Camden and Bath. Covering 163km (102 miles) across the Cotswolds National Landscape this straightforward hike takes 2 weeks to walk.

The route is presented in 14 stages ranging from 7–17km (4–11 miles) in length. The route is described north to south and an abbreviated route description is also given for those walking the route south to north.

  • Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:100,000 OS maps reproduced at 1:75,000 for better clarity
  • Includes a separate map booklet containing OS 1:25,000 mapping and route line
  • GPX files available to download 
  • The book features a facilities planner that highlights information about facilities and public transport along the route
  • Full accommodation listings are included

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Kev Reynolds Cicerone author REYNOL

By Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds was a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he later produced many more titles for the same publisher. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside inspired a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travelled throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures. Sadly, Kev passed away in 2021. He will be remembered fondly by all who knew him and by many more he inspired through his writing and talks.

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Lesley Williams Cicerone author LWILLIAMS

By Lesley Williams

Originally from Oxfordshire, Lesley's lifelong passion for walking, trekking and, more recently, cycle touring has taken her to many corners of the UK, Europe and occasionally further afield. Although now mostly retired, she has been a director of Cicerone for over 25 years, leading its sales and marketing team. Lesley is a qualified marketing professional, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the author of Walking the Tour of the Lake District. Lesley shares a passion for alpine walking and trekking with husband Jonathan and together they have written several guidebooks. Based between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, they relish every excuse to spend days exploring and writing.

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Jonathan Williams Cicerone author JWILL

By Jonathan Williams

A proud Yorkshireman, Jonathan first climbed a mountain before he was born. Although he first met Lesley at sea, they have spent many years exploring mountains and trails in Britain and Europe. After nearly 25 years as Cicerone's publisher and managing director, he now supports the team whilst exploring, updating and writing guides. He has developed UK guides and walked throughout Europe, but his special subject is the Alps and Switzerland. He has worked on guidebooks including Chamonix to Zermatt: the Walker's Haute Route, Trekking in the Vanoise, the Swiss Via Alpina and the Tour du Mont Blanc, as well as walking guides to Zermatt and Saas Fee, Arolla and Zinal and the Bernese Oberland.

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