Created by: Jane Gillies
The Cotswold Way is arguably the prettiest long distance trail in England. The 164 km/102 mile route starts in the small market town of Chipping Campden and continues along the western edge of the Cotswold hills before finishing in the historic city of Bath.
On this self guided trail, you’ll discover the quintessential scenery of this beautiful part of England; chocolate-box villages, quiet country lanes, and mile after mile of lush green hills and wildflower-strewn valleys. This area has a long and rich history and as you travel the route there are archaeological sites to discover from both Roman and Neolithic times. The small villages you pass through often feature impressive churches and nearby stately homes, a product of the lucrative wool trade begun in the Middle Ages. It’s no wonder this area was a favourite of many famous figures including literary giants like Jane Austen, Alexander Pope, J.M Barrie, and T.S Elliot, as well as notable members of the Royal Family and modern-day British celebrities. Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful scenery England has to offer as you hike this iconic trail.