Cotswold Way Challenge

18th February 2014

Looking for a different challenge for 2014? Why not consider walking the Cotswold Way National Trail in just 5 days and raise money homeless charity Julian House at the same time.

Set in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this route takes in panoramic views of the Severn Vale, pretty Cotswold stone villages, open pastures, & quiet valleys.

There are two events this year, beginning on the 20th May and 12th August. Starting at the picturesque Chipping Campden, participants will spend the next 5 days walking the Cotswold Way, through quintessentially English countryside, finishing in the magnificent Roman city of Bath. Walking an average 20 miles a day, the route takes in beautiful scenery around Broadway, Winchcombe, Cleeve Hill, Painswick, Birdlip, North Nibley and the Sodbury’s before dropping down to the end point at Bath Abbey.

The challenge will be limited to a maximum of 8 places and although Julian House will arrange your transport, accommodation and packed lunches – the rest is up to you! The overall route is well marked and you will be provided with the relevant maps so that you can confidently navigate your own way between each stage. The event organisers will also transfer your overnight luggage between each stage allowing you to walk at your own pace

Julian House is keen to ensure that the event will generate the maximum amount of support for its work with the homeless. Participants will pay an initial registration fee (£240) which covers all the main costs, including their accommodation, transfer, packed lunches etc. They will then be asked to raise the sponsorship target of £350 – all of which will go towards Julian House’s various projects helping homeless and vulnerable men and women.

Full event details are on the Julian House website here or cathya@julianhouse.org.uk or 01225 354656

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