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Cotswold Way

England
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Ranked #15 of 112 attractions in Cotswolds
Type: Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Trails
Activities: Walking, Hiking
Traveler Description: The Cotswold Way is one of many National Trails in Britain.  There are many websites about it -- the official one being http://www.nation... Trip... more »
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I've done a few bits of this route, but as it actually passes near where we live, it's a bit of a lazy day out. Near us the path follows the edge of the escarpment, from Dursley to Stroud. Stunning views, lovely beech and ash woodland, plenty of stop-offs and much to do besides. The country round here is soft;... More

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Maleny, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I walked the Cotswold way from south to north over 8 days. All the accommodation was excellent and as a lone female I felt safe, crossing paths with people at least every half an hour or so; and regular chats with fellow walkers. I booked all my accommodation in advance but relied on finding a pub or shop for lunch,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Highly recommended for walking the Cotswolds hills! Just get yourself some printed directions for any of the walks, and then follow the signs along the way. Idyllic countryside! Not to be missed!

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San Diego, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My husband and I walked the Cotswold Way in June, 2013, with five other couples from San Diego, California. We hiked 70 miles of the 102-mile trail, to symbolically celebrate our 70th birthdays. The average age of the group was 67. We all like to hike, but we don’t enjoy carrying heavy backpacks or sleeping in tents, and at the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Don't miss these rolling hills, thatched cottages, and manicured hedge rows nestled in the middle of England. The Cotswolds have a unique charm that is worth the trip. If you are in London, rent a car and drive out to this quintessential part of Great Britain. Driving on the "wrong" side of the car and the "wrong" side of the... More

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Painswick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We live in a village on the Cotswold Way and over the years have walked many parts of it, but we had never walked the entire trail that stretches 102 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath. In June we decided to do the whole trail. Instead of staying in B&Bs and hotels along the way, we drove out each morning,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I caught the long-distance walking bug after my walk from Tui to Santiago de Compostela, Spain in October, 2012. My review of that trip is also somewhere on TripAdvisor. The 100-mile Cotswold Way in England was also a lot of fun. It has a lot of up-and-down. I told friends after the walk that the designers must love views from... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This a beautiful walk through the stunning Cotswolds. We started at Broadway and waked one section. No traffic, no honking horns, just sheep and horses wandering around the fields. Lots of direction markers to ensure you don't go off course too. We took our dogs who thoroughly enjoyed it too.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

While we were visiting Bath, we decided to hike the last leg of the Cotswold Way. This was the highlight of our visit. Getting to the start point of the leg seemed a bit complicated, so we took a cab for a few points. Took about ten minutes to ride up there. The hike was amazing, and the views were... More

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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Cotswold way is a 100 mile (160 Km) walk/hike through iconic English countryside. The way is quite well marked but it looks like the maintenance of the way marks is overdue. There are good guide books and mapping choices, but some are a little out of date and it appears that the route has been adjusted a little here... More

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