Find answers to the most common questions about the Trail below
With over 102 miles (164km) of magical walking, magnificent views, ancient sites and beautiful villages, the Cotswold Way offers a taste of the South you won’t forget. The route offers a quintessentially English experience through flower-filled meadows, wonderful beech woodland, charming towns and villages and past historic sites – with amazing views from the Cotswold escarpment.
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Long-distance walking or riding is a real adventure, but it can be tricky knowing where to start with arranging accommodation and for your bags to be carried. You can plan it all yourself of course, but there are lots of companies that can help. Some offer self-guided packages, others provide a guide to lead you on the walk. Many will tailor-make a package to suit you.
Enjoy magical walking with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment on a journey through picturesque villages, stunning woodlands, pretty pastoral scenery and past famous ancient sites, ending in the World Heritage City of Bath. Explore the Cotswold Way for three days, a week or even longer. You can find inspiration for your walking adventure using our suggested itineraries, or select one of the bookable itineraries which are provided by walking tour operatives.
The Cotswold Way Hall of Fame is a scheme to recognize the achievements of walkers that complete the Cotswold Way National Trail and to encourage others to consider undertaking one of the nation’s finest walks.
Hall of Fame membership is free and open to those that walk the trail in one journey or complete it in stages, as well as those who have walked it in the past.
Becoming a member is simple, click on the link below to record your achievement.
And dont forget to Purchase a Badge, Patch or other memento* to celebrate your achievement.
*Cotswold National Landscape work in partnership with the Cotswold Way Association to look after the Cotswold Way. If you would simply like to donate towards the upkeep of the trail, please do so via the Cotswold Way Association website.
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