The Cotswold Way Map Booklet
1:25,000 OS Route Mapping
By Kev Reynolds
Map of the 102 mile (163km) Cotswold Way National Trail, between Chipping Camden and Bath. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. The trail typically takes two weeks to walk, and is suitable for walkers at all levels of experience.
SeasonsCan be walked all year round: accommodation is scarce during Cheltenham Festival (March) and Badminton horse trials (late April/May)
CentresChipping Campden, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Bath
DifficultyThe 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 SeeHailes Abbey, Belas Knap, Crickley Hill, Haresfield Beacon, Sudley Castle, Broadway, views of Kelston Round Hill, Roman baths (Bath)
All the mapping you need to complete the Cotswold Way National Trail between Chipping Campden and Bath, across the Cotswolds AONB.
An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Cotswold Way - describes the full route in both directions with lots of other practical and historical information. NOTE: The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map booklet.
Following the Cotswold escarpment, the Cotswold Way provides dramatic and far-reaching views across the Severn Vale towards the Welsh hills, plunging down to visit honey-coloured villages, old market towns and the elegant and historic city of Bath. The longest of the 13 stages is 10 miles, the shortest 6 miles: these are dictated by the existence of overnight accommodation.
This booklet of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer maps has been designed for convenient use on the trail. It shows the full and up-to-date line of the Cotswold Way, along with the relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend. It is conveniently sized for slipping into a jacket pocket or top of a rucksack and comes in a clear PVC sleeve.
Key to map pages
Stage 1 Chipping Campden to Stanton
Stage 2 Stanton to Winchcomb
Stage 3 Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill
Stage 4 Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell (A40)
Stage 5 Dowdeswell (A40) to Birdlip
Stage 6 Birdlip to Painswick
Stage 7 Painswick to Middleyard (King’s Stanley)
Stage 8 Middleyard (King’s Stanley) to Dursley
Stage 9 Dursley to Wotton-under-Edge
Stage 10 Wotton-under-Edge to Hawkesbury Upton
Stage 11 Hawkesbury Upton to Tormarton
Stage 12 Tormarton to Cold Ashton
Stage 13 Cold Ashton to Bath
OS Explorer map legend
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A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, photography and lecturing.
Claiming to be The Man with the World's Best Job, he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing over 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds.
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