The Cotswold Way

About this itinerary

This tour, offered by The Carter Company, covers the full Cotswold Way but they are happy to tailor the tour length and daily walking distances to suit.

Starting in the pretty market town of Chipping Campden the walk takes you to the splendours of Regency Bath with its Roman baths. Much of the walk is atop the steep escarpment giving long vistas and housing abundant history. Dover’s Hill at the walk start was the site of the original English Olympic Games of 1612. Old Sodbury features one of many Iron Age hill forts- that’s 300 BC whereas Belas Knap Long Barrow dates to 3000 BC. Add  Civil War battlefields, Painswick’s Rococo gardens and Sudeley Castle and gardens for immense variety.

The limestone Landscape varies too with lush often steep valleys, copse topped hills, open meadows and sharp coombes and hollows marked by grazing sheep and drystone walls. Villages dot the landscape and provide welcoming inns for refreshment stops. Add a day or two to enjoy some of the area’s gems in more detail or simply to relax in our wonderful boutique hotels. With private transfers on many days to and from your stays, the itinerary is flexible and can include some other special stops along the way – visit the gardens at Highgrove created by King Charle’s at his country home is close by.

The Carter Company have added beautiful stays in boutique luxury hotels with private transfers from and to specific locations along the route at the end and start of each day.

To visit The Carter Company’s website and tailor-make your Hadrian’s Wall walking holiday, click on the Enquire Now button at the top of the page.

Tour Overview

The icons below highlight the distance, difficulty and theme of this itinerary.


102 miles

Number of Days

11 nights





Landscape Type

Rolling countryside / Connecting villages and towns

Activities & Experiences


About The Carter Company

The Carter Company logoThis itinerary has been created by The Carter Company, who specialise in classic and luxury self-guided walking holidays in the UK and Europe. The Carter Company prides itself on booking superior accommodation in quality hotels and boutique B&B’s, and drawing on unrivalled local knowledge to provide real ‘insiders’ tours.

The Carter Company will meet you at the start of the tour, move your luggage and provide support 24/7. Your personal Adventure Handbook gives you Insider tips and easy route navigation downloadable to your phone with a waterproof cell phone holder on a lanyard for you to keep. Enjoy a personalised Tour Essentials document with all important logistical details and a Cotswold Way guidebook.

Tailor-made holidays are their specialty so contact them to discuss all the options and possibilities.

To find out more about this itinerary and make an enquiry or a booking, click on the Enquire Now button at the top of the page.