Cotswold Way - North to South

A walking holiday along the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden in the North to Bath in the South

Cotswold Way Map

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We also offer these routes from South to North. For more information on walking these routes in the opposite direction, click here.

The Cotswold Way runs along the western edge of the Cotswold Hills from the beautiful old ‘wool' town of Chipping Campden to the historic city of Bath. Between the two it follows a meandering course along the western rim of the escarpment where the land drops suddenly to reveal distant views, through beech woodland, along the banks of mill-streams, across upland sheep pastures and dips into sheltered valleys concealing picturesque villages built from mellow, honey-coloured stone.

Along the way it explores one glorious village after another - each with some memorable feature like the grotesque gargoyles of Winchcombe's church; the neat rose-covered cottages at Stanton; Stanway's thatched cricket pavilion and enormous tithe barn; the elegant Pittville Pump Room at Cheltenham or Painswick's churchyard, with its topiary yews and unusual tea caddy and table tombs.

The Cotswold Way is also a walk through England's history passing numerous prehistoric barrows and hillforts, Roman villas, Civil War battle sites, castles and abbeys as well as the grand manor houses and magnificent churches built when England's wealth was founded on Cotswold wool.

We also offer the Cotswold Way as a trail running holiday, for those eager to enjoy this trail at speed. Click here to find out more.

Holiday Highlights

Holiday Highlights

  • Experiencing the quintessentially English villages of the Cotswolds.
  • Following the Cotswold escarpment along the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds.
  • The Views from Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and in Gloucestershire.

Cotswold Way

Chipping Campden to Bath along the Cotswold escarpment.
Total Distance 102.5 miles (164 km)
Start and Finish Chipping Campden to Bath
Availability 19th March to 29th October
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Cotswold Way Stanton
Cotswold Way view over Painswick
Cotswold Way Royal Crescent Bath
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTW0 7 nights, 6 days walking £535 per person More Information Book Online
COTW1 8 nights, 7 days walking £610 per person More Information Book Online
COTW2 9 nights, 8 days walking £690 per person More Information Book Online
COTW3 10 nights, 9 days walking £760 per person More Information Book Online
COTW4 11 nights, 10 days walking £835 per person More Information Book Online
COTW6 12 nights, 11 days walking £910 per person More Information Book Online
COTW7 13 nights, 12 days walking £985 per person More Information Book Online
COTW5 14 nights, 13 days walking £1060 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Bath)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (Cleeve Hill)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Dowdeswell)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTW0-D 7 nights, 6 days walking £605 per person More Information Book Online
COTW4-D 11 nights, 10 days walking £945 per person More Information Book Online
COTW6-D 12 nights, 11 days walking £1030 per person More Information Book Online
COTW7-D 13 nights, 12 days walking £1115 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Bath)
£70 per person / per night
Extra night (Cleeve Hill)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (Dowdeswell)
£65 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Don’t have the time for the complete walk?

We also offer the Cotswold Way in two sections, giving those with less time the opportunity to complete the trail in stages.


Cotswold Way - North Section

Chipping Campden to Painswick through the iconic towns and villages of the Northern Cotswolds.
Cotswold Way - North Section

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Total Distance 47 miles (75.5 km)
Start and Finish Chipping Campden to Painswick
Availability 19th March to 29th October

The North section of the Cotswold Way runs from the ancient market town of Chipping Campden to the quintessentially English village of Painswick. The trail passes through rolling countryside as it visits a series of pretty towns and villages, including the peaceful village of Stanton, built entirely of Cotswold Stone. From here, the route reaches Cleeve Hill, the highest point of the Cotswolds and in Gloucestershire, before it continues to Dowdeswell, where earth-works still exist from battles fought in the wars of Charles I.

Completed in less than 6 days, the North section of the trail is the perfect way to experience the beautiful countryside of the Cotswold Way.

Holiday Highlights

  • The variety of scenery, from rolling green fields and dry-stone walls to historic battlefields and burial mounds.
  • Experiencing the picturesque towns and villages on route to Painswick, including Chipping Campden, Stanton and Dowdeswell.
  • Enjoying the views from the highest point in the Cotswolds, Cleeve Hill.
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Cotswold Way Broadway Tower
Cotswold Way countryside
Cotswold Way signpost
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTWN1 5 nights, 4 days walking £405 per person More Information Book Online
COTWN2 6 nights, 5 days walking £485 per person More Information Book Online
COTWN3 7 nights, 6 days walking £565 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Cleeve Hill)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Dowdeswell)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTWN2-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £545 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Cleeve Hill)
£65 per person / per night
Extra night (Dowdeswell)
£65 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Cotswold Way - South Section

Painswick to Bath along the peaceful countryside on the Cotswold escarpment.
Cotswold Way - South Section

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Total Distance 55.5 miles (88.5 km)
Start and Finish Painswick to Bath
Availability 19th March to 29th October

The South section of the Cotswold Way begins in Painswick and continues along the Cotswold Escarpment until its end in the magnificent city of Bath.

From the pretty English village of Painswick, the trail takes in a series of picturesque villages, including King’s Stanley and Wotton-under-Edge, where buildings have remained virtually unchanged since the Victorian period.

As the trail continues, hugging the slope of the Cotswold escarpment, the area’s rich history is revealed as the trail crosses Sodbury Fort, close to the tiny village of Old Sodbury. From here, the walk crosses a mixture of scenery, from open farmland to peaceful woodland as it makes its way to Bath. The famous ‘Circus,’ of regency terraces and Roman bath house are not to be missed on this spectacular end to the South Section of the Cotswold Way.

Holiday Highlights

  • Experience the tranquillity along this charming trail through the heart of the Cotswolds.
  • Visiting the ancient Inns in the market town of Wotton-under-Edge.
  • The sense of achievement on reaching the city of Bath, a World Heritage Site.
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Cotswold Way Roman Baths in Bath
The Cotswold Way Path
Cotswold Way View from Coaley Peak
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTWS1 5 nights, 4 days walking £405 per person More Information Book Online
COTWS2 6 nights, 5 days walking £485 per person More Information Book Online
COTWS3 8 nights, 7 days walking £645 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Bath)
£65 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTWS1-D 5 nights, 4 days walking £455 per person More Information Book Online
COTWS2-D 6 nights, 5 days walking £545 per person More Information Book Online
COTWS3-D 8 nights, 7 days walking £725 per person More Information Book Online
£8 per dog / walking day
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£60 per person / per night
Extra night (Bath)
£70 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Cotswold Way Taster Break

Cotswold Way Taster Break (Central Section)
Cotswold Way Taster Break (Central Section)

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Total Distance 26.5 miles (42.5 km)
Start and Finish Dowdeswell/King's Stanley
Availability 2nd January to 24th December

This Taster Break itinerary covers the central section of the Cotswold Way from Dowdeswell to Kings Stanley. The walk begins with a pleasant meander through woodland and along the edge of the escarpment, offering fabulous views to enjoy. The route visits Crickley Hill Country Park, with its fascinating archeological site, before continuing through Birdlip and on to Painswick, passing Cooper's Hill of cheese rolling fame.

After leaving the pretty market town of Painswick, with it's white stone buildings and historic church, the trail passes through open meadows and woodland, providing some of the most beautiful views of the whole Cotswold Way. There are a couple of tiny villages along this stretch to explore, before the Way crosses the Stroudwater Canal and reaches the holiday's completion in King's Stanley.

Holiday Highlights

  • Wandering through the picturesque landscapes of the Cotswolds and enjoying the tranquility of the English countryside.
  • Visiting Cooper's Hill; world-renowned as the site of the annual Cheese Rolling event.
  • Admiring the white stone buildings and insightful history of the market town of Painswick.

Return to start included: Please note that this itinerary also includes transportation for your group and your luggage back to the starting point of your holiday at no extra cost.

Cotswold Way signpost
The Cotswold Way Path
Cotswold Way Stanton
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
COTWCT 4 nights, 3 days walking £335 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£55 per person / per night
Extra night (Dowdeswell)
£60 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.

Ms Andrews. Canada

I really enjoyed the Cotswold Way I thought the route notes were excellent.

Mr Porwoll. Netherlands.

We enjoyed the walk very much. Thank you for the good organisation of it. We will certainly consider using your services again in the future.