Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a long distance walk that runs for 102 miles (163km) from the medieval market town of Chipping Campden in the North Cotswolds, to the historic City of Bath. Following the western edge of the Cotswold Hills, the Cotswold Way route journeys through gently rolling, sheep-grazed pastures, stunning beech woodland, and dreamy, honey-coloured villages built from the delightfully warm Cotswold stone.

You will cross ancient commons in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, pass Neolithic burial barrows, beautiful stately homes, and historic battle sites. The path along the escarpment twists and turns, affording ever-changing views to the west towards the River Severn and the Malvern Hills.

The Cotswolds countryside is a haven for wild flowers, birds and insects. In springtime expect to see cowslips and hope to see orchids. Carpets of bluebells colour the woodlands, sweet with the scent of lily of the valley. When walking through meadows, watch out for rare butterflies such as the adonis blue or the duke of burgundy and high above you’ll spot the skylark and the red kite.

If it all sounds like a scene from a picture postcard, then it’s because it is. Quite simply, it’s incredibly idyllic, it’s quintessentially English and it’s an absolute delight to walk.

Our Holidays

We offer a range of walking holidays along the Cotswold Way. You can walk the whole route in anything from 6 to 11 days, or we offer the Northern and Southern sections as holidays in their own right.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.

Read our article: Why you should walk the Cotswold Way.

The Cotswold Way

Chipping Campden to Bath 100 miles/161 km

We offer 6 itineraries covering the whole route. The longer the itinerary, the shorter the distances that you have to walk each day. The most popular options are the 8 and 9 day hikes across the Cotswold countryside.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CT7 6 days walking (7 nights) 17 miles/27 km £824 - £937 Full Info Book
CT8 7 days walking (8 nights) 15 miles/24 km £911 - £1043 Full Info Book
CT9 8 days walking (9 nights) 13 miles/21 km £1013 - £1164 Full Info Book
CT10 9 days walking (10 nights) 12 miles/19 km £1121 - £1291 Full Info Book
CT11 10 days walking (11 nights) 10 miles/16 km £1214 - £1403 Full Info Book
CT12 11 days walking (12 nights) 9 miles/14 km £1325 - £1533 Full Info Book

Cotswold Way North: Escarpment and Villages

Chipping Campden to Painswick 47 miles/76 km

This northern section of the Cotswold Way follows the western edge of the Costwold Hills from Chipping Campden to Painswick

Code Length Average per day Price range
CTN6 5 days walking (6 nights) 9 miles/14 km £732 - £826 Full Info Book

Cotswold Way South: Long Barrows and Baths

Painswick to Bath 56 miles/90 km

A walk along the southern section of the Cotswold Way through stunning woodlands and past ancient historical sites. A beautiful section of the trail that ends in the World Heritage City of Bath.

Code Length Average per day Price range
CTS6 5 days walking (6 nights) 11 miles/18 km £732 - £826 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Had a fabulous time walking the Cotswold Way recently despite walking in a heatwave! The scenery is stunning and the accommodation top notch as we’ve come to expect from Mickledore. We had an extra day in Bath at the end of the walk. It’s such a beautiful city. This was our sixth holiday with this company and we would thoroughly recommend them.

Cotswold Way, June 2023
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I don’t think there is anything you could do to improve my holiday. It has all been exceptional and memorable. Well done Mickledore!

Cotswold Way, May 2023
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