Walking the Cotswold Way

Follow the finger posts to avoid getting lost

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’ve reopened the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens and parks, especially at busy times such as weekends. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Running along the Cotswold escarpment, the Cotswold Way journeys through picturesque villages, breath-taking countryside and past famous ancient sites.

National Trail

Covering 102 miles, the Cotswold Way runs between the market town of Chipping Campden and ends in the historic city of Bath. It takes most walkers seven to ten days to complete but others take advantage of the sights along the way and take a little longer.

 

Along the way

The Cotswold Way takes in many of the places we look after. Depending on where you begin your adventure, Dover's Hill lies either at the start or end of your journey. With its large open fields and stunning views across the Vale of Evesham it's easy to see why so many walkers decide to picnic here.

Believed to be an ancient battle site, Crickley Hill was on the English Heritage 'at risk' register. Now managed in partnership with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, we're undertaking vital conservation work so it can continue to be a haven for wildflowers and animals.

Haresfield Beacon, with its outstanding views across to the River Severn, marks the trail's half way point. It's worth walking the extra bit to reach the top of the Beacon. From here, the Cotswolds unfolds around you.

 

Wayfinding

Although the Cotswold Way is well waymarked and easy to follow, it's best to have a map to hand. Many walkers are taken by surprise at the frequency of steep climbs.

There are plenty of places to explore the great outdoors
There are plenty of places to explore the great outdoors
There are plenty of places to explore the great outdoors

Discover more about the route and the fascinating places along the Cotswold Way.