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The Cotswolds Way
Walking Holiday in Englands Cotwolds
from Stratford-upon-Avon or Chipping Campden to Bath
via Broadway, Winchcombe, Clevehill, Birdlip, Dursley and Wotton-under-Edge.

Hiking through the heart of the Cotswolds, one of Britain’s most popular regions, this walking holiday passes through the famous English Cotswold towns and villages of Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Winchcombe, Painswick, Wotton-under-Edge and Bath.

This self-guided UK walking holiday in The Cotswolds on The Cotswold Way makes a varied and interesting hiking tour. The Cotswold Way passes through some of England’s most charming landscape, full of wildlife, stunning scenery and history.

he Cotswold Way is a 102 mile (163 km) way-marked walking trail and is one of the newest national trails in the UK.

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Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.
The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.
We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.
We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.
Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.

Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

North to South Itineraries

The Cotswolds Way
from Chipping Campden to Bath
11 Day Itinerary
9 days walking and 10 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Chipping Campden
Optional Day 1: Exploring Chipping Campden
Day 2: Chipping Campden to Stanton                      10 miles
Day 3: Stanton to Cleeve Hill                                  14.5 miles
Day 4: Cleeve Hill to Birdlip                                    15.5 miles
Day 5: Birdlip to Painswick                                          7 miles
Optional Day 2: in Painswick
Day 6: Painswick to Middleyard                                9.5 miles
Day 7: Middleyard to Wotton under Edge               13.5 miles
Day 8: Wotton under Edge to Hawkesbury Upton      8 miles
Day 9:
Hawkesbury Upton to Cold Ashton                14 miles
Day 10: Cold Ashton to Bath                                        10 miles
Optional Day 3: Exploring Bath
Day 11: Depart after breakfast

£880pp
dbl/twin

£1,220pp
single occ

£1,320pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
10 nights, 9 days walking
Total Distance:
102 miles/163 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/15.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
 Cotswold Villages and Pubs,
Chipping Campden,
Broadway Tower and Country Park
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Painswick Rocco Gardens
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Path

The Cotswolds Way
from Chipping Campden to Bath
12 Day Itinerary
10 days walking and 11 nights

Suggested Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Chipping Campden
Optional Day 1: Exploring Chipping Campden
Day 2: Chipping Campden to Stanton              10 miles
Day 3: Stanton to Winchcombe                       8 miles
Optional Day 2: Bourton on the Water
to Winchcombe                      14 miles
Day 4: Winchcombe to Dowdeswell                12.5 miles
Day 5: Dowdeswell to Birdlip                         9.5 miles
Day 6: Birdlip to Painswick                            7 miles
Optional Day 3: in Painswick
Day 7: Painswick to Middleyard                     9.5 miles
Day 8: Middleyard to Wotton under Edge      13.5 miles
Day 9: Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury    13 miles
Day 10:
Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton             9 miles
Day 11: Cold Ashton to Bath                          10 miles
Optional Day 4: Exploring Bath
Day 12: Depart after breakfast

£968pp
dbl/twin

£1,342pp
single occ

£1,452pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
11 nights, 10 days walking
Total Distance:
102 miles/163 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/13.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
 Cotswold Villages and Pubs,
Chipping Campden,
Broadway Tower and Country Park
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Painswick Rocco Gardens
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Path

The Cotswolds Way
from Stratford Upon Avon to Bath
12 Day Itinerary
10 days walking and 11 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Stratford upon Avon
Optional Day 1: Exploring Stratford upon Avon
Day 2: Stratford upon Avon to Chipping Campden  15 miles
Optional Day 2: Exploring Chipping Campden
Day 3: Chipping Campden to Stanton                        10 miles
Day 4: Stanton to Cleeve Hill                                   14.5 miles
Day 5: Cleeve Hill to Birdlip                                      5.5 miles
Day 6: Birdlip to Painswick                                           7 miles
Optional Day 3: in Painswick
Day 7: Painswick to Middleyard                                9.5 miles
Day 8: Middleyard to Wotton under Edge               13.5 miles
Day 9: Wotton under Edge to Hawkesbury Upton      8 miles
Day 10:
Hawkesbury Upton to Cold Ashton               14 miles
Day 11: Cold Ashton to Bath                                         10 miles
Optional Day 4: Exploring Bath
Day 12: Depart Bath after breakfast

£968pp
dbl/twin

£1,342pp
single occ

£1,452pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
11 nights, 10 days walking
Total Distance:
117 miles/187 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/15 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Boat Trips, Stratford upon Avon
 Cotswold Villages and Pubs,
Chipping Campden,
Broadway Tower and Country Park
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Painswick Rocco Gardens
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Shakespeare’s Way

The Cotswolds Way
from Stratford Upon Avon to Bath
13 Day Itinerary
11 days walking and 12 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Stratford upon Avon
Optional Day 1: Exploring Stratford upon Avon
Day 2:
Stratford upon Avon to Chipping Campden   15 miles
Optional Day 2: Exploring Chipping Campden
Day 3: Chipping Campden to Stanton                         10 miles
Day 4: Stanton to Winchcombe                                    8 miles
Optional Day 3: Bourton on the Water to
Winchcombe via Upper and Lower Slaughter            14 miles
Day 5: Winchcombe to Dowdeswell                         12.5 miles
Day 6: Dowdeswell to Birdlip                                     9.5 miles
Day 7: Birdlip to Painswick                                            7 miles
Optional Day 4: in Painswick for chance to visit
                            The Rococo Gardens
Day 8: Painswick to Middleyard                                  9.5 miles
Day 9: Middleyard to Wotton under Edge                 13.5 miles
Day 10: Wotton under Edge to Old Sodbury                13 miles
Day 11:
Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton                              9 miles
Day 12: Cold Ashton to Bath                                         10 miles
Optional Day 5: Exploring Bath
Day 13: Depart after breakfast

£1,056pp
dbl/twin

£1,464pp
single occ

£1,584pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £49 per person
depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
12 nights, 11 days walking
Total Distance:
117 miles/187 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/15.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Easy/Moderate
Features:
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
Boat Trips, Stratford upon Avon
 Cotswold Villages and Pubs,
Chipping Campden,
Broadway Tower and Country Park
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, Broadway & Winchcombe
Painswick Rocco Gardens
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath
Royal Crescent, Bath
Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath
This route connects with:
Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath
Shakespeare’s Way

What’s included
in your UK walking holiday
in The Cotswolds, England on
The Cotswolds Way

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to Cotswold Way Guide Book

Optional Extras
for your UK Walking Holiday
in The Cotswolds, England on
The Cotswolds Way

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK walking holiday
in The Cotswolds, England on
The Cotswolds Way

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

How to get there:

  • By Plane  to Bristol, Birmingham or London where we can arrange transfer to Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Campden or Bath
  • By Car to Chipping Campden where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Campden or Bath

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