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This 104-mile hiking trail starts close to Shakespeare's Stratford and...

This 104-mile hiking trail starts close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishes in Bath, as it winds through pretty countryside and delightful villages steeped in history.

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A very varied and interesting long distance walk. The views of the Severn valley are great and the variety works well. We did it over several weekends and enjoyed the different... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very varied and interesting long distance walk. The views of the Severn valley are great and the variety works well. We did it over several weekends and enjoyed the different aspects of the walk.

Thank Mark M
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a beautiful walk this was. The scenery was so much better than I had expected. I hadn't realised that we would be walking on hills much of the time with lovely views. It was hillier than expected and so be prepared for some exertion. We walked the 102 miles over 7 walking days and there wasn't much time... More 

Thank Dawn S
Kohukohu, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both thoroughly enjoyed our Cotswold Way walk. Although in hindsight we should have gone for 12 days of walking to reduce the extra amount of walking time, should have listened to Malcolm!! The 4 days of walking 20+ kilometres was just a bridge too far, especially the walk from Cleeve Hill to Birdlip, that was the killer!! I would... More 

Thank 514shannon
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are so privileged to live in this beautiful county of Gloucestershire. Nothing fails to amaze me, the beauty of rolling hills, and trails like this. Open spaces and lush green grass in abundance! Great for all ages and abilities, most accessible to wheelchair users. I walk with a stick, so stop starting is the way to go! Beautiful places... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just completed the first half of the Cotswold Way between Chipping Camden and Painswick. It is a gorgeous route - varying between stunning views from the escarpment, delightful woodland (bluebells in full bloom were an added bonus) and a few Cotswold villages. There are of course some up and downhills but they are perfectly manageable. There are lots... More 

RichardWatsonCCB, Manager at Cotswold Way, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the Trail. You picked a great time of year with the bluebells in flower. It is good advice to take provisions with you, as it's surprising how remote some of the Trail is. I hope you enjoy the second half just as much. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only walked the first part of the way, starting at Chipping Campden. The walk starts with nice views from Dover Hill and continues with more nice views of the landscape, varying from rolling hills to forest to more rocky parts, taking you to the pretty and authentic places like Broadway and Winchcombe. Highlights were Sudely Castle and the Belas... More 

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RichardWatsonCCB, Manager at Cotswold Way, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed the walk. There are lots more beautiful views as you head further south along the Trail. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

Every June nearly 100 teams of 10 runners each take on the Cotswold way over the course of a day, from Broadway to Bath. Each section is between 10 and 13 miles long (ish) and over challenging but beautiful terrain. It's not marshalled, but fortunately the Cotswold way is very well signposted so generally people don't get lost (although it's... More 

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Just completed this trail over 9 stages of about 12 miles each. What a wonderful walk with all stages having wonderful views as well as many historical sites. It is not easy as all sections seem to go up onto the ridge and back down again. It is well marked but a map is useful. I downloaded the Cotswold way... More 

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Management response:

Hi Michael, So glad you enjoyed the walk and found the route well marked. There are lots of other long distance paths across the Cotswolds if you fancy another challenge. Best wishes Richard, Cotswolds Conservation Board Access Officer More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Having walked part of this long-distance footpath, we found that it is well-signposted and provides an excellent route to explore this beautiful area. We hope that we shall have the opportunity to walk additional stretches in the future.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

The Cotswold Way links geography, geology and history together creating as memorable a few days walking as you will get anywhere in the UK. For instance, today's section took us from Seven Springs, once the reputed source of the Thames, to Salterley Grange. The mist hung across the escarpment obscuring the magnificent view of Cheltenham below and the distinctive shape... More 

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