Overall Statistics: 133.85 miles, ascent: 14,606′, descent: 15,451

The Cotswold Way contains a glorious medley of history, nature, far-reaching views, and architecture. This walk begins in the charming village of Chipping Campden and proceeds in a southerly direction to the majestic city of Bath. Each day we walked through rolling terrain often encountering the remains of the many cultures and events that have left their mark on this land from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, the Roman and medieval eras, even ruins from the English Civil War of the 1650s. In addition, walking in the Spring treated us to the beauty of bluebells, hillsides full of wild garlic blossoms and vast fields blanketed in brillant yellow rapeseed. The Cotswold Way is a delight from start to finish.

Links to the hike:

Arrival in Chipping Campden

Day 1 Chipping Campden to Stanton

Day 2 Stanton to Winchcombe

Day 3 Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill

Day 4 Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell (Charlton Kings)

Day 5 Dowdeswell (Charleton Kings) to Birdlip

Day 6 Birdlip to Painswick

Day 7 Rest Day in Painswick

Day 8 Painswick to Leonard Stanley

Day 9 Leonard Stanley to Dursley

Day 10 Dursley to Kingswood (nr Wotton-Under-Edge)

Day 11 Kingswood (nr Wotton-Under-Edge) to Petty France

Day 12 Petty France to Old Sodbury

Day 13 Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton

Day 14 Cold Ashton to Bath

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