Cross-Cotswold Path

A walk through the peaceful Cotswold countryside from Banbury in the North to the historical city of Bath.
Cross-Cotswold Path Map

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The Cross-Cotswold Path runs through the heart of the Cotswolds from the historic market town of Banbury to the World Heritage City of Bath. Less demanding than the Cotswold Way , the Cross-Cotswold Path meanders through a tranquil landscape of gentle hills, rolling cornfields, sheep pastures enclosed with drystone walls, water meadows, broad-leaved woodland, crystal-clear streams and unspoilt villages and towns. It visits the delightful market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Northleach, Cirencester and Tetbury and many of the loveliest hamlets and villages in the Cotswolds including Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the-Water, Turkdean, Chedworth, Sherston, Long Dean and Castle Combe. Neolithic Long Barrows, Bronze Age stone circles, Iron Age earthworks, the remains of one of the largest Romano-British villas in the country, an Elizabethan castle, the finest Jacobean manor house in the country, Westonbirt Arboretum with its world famous collection of over 13,000 trees, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the source of the Thames, the Thames and Severn Canal and some of the most exquisite churches in the Cotswolds add to the interest of this charming walk.

The Cross-Cotswold Path was developed to raise public awareness of Macmillan Cancer Relief and to assist in raising funds for this important charity. Contours Walking Holidays will make a £5.00 donation to Macmillan Cancer Relief for every person booking this tour. If you would like to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief please consider 'sponsoring' yourself for a small sum per mile or asking your friends, work colleagues and relatives to sponsor your walk.

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoying the peaceful landscape of the gentler trail from Banbury to Bath.
  • Exploring the wealth of history on the trail, from the Roman Amphitheatre at Cirencester to the World Heritage City of Bath.
  • Visiting the magnificent stately homes of Chastleton House and Highgrove.

Testimonials

"Enjoyable walk across rolling hills, good views all round."
- Mr Osborne. UK


Cross-Cotswold Path

Banbury to Bath through the gentle landscape of the Cotswolds.
Total Distance 85 miles (136 km)
Start and Finish Banbury to Bath
Availability 19th March to 29th October
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Cross Cotswold Path Castle Combe
Cross Cotswold Path Northleach
Cross Cotswold Path Westonbirt Arboretum
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
CCP1 7 nights, 6 days walking £640 per person More Information Book Online
CCP2 8 nights, 7 days walking £730 per person More Information Book Online
CCP3 9 nights, 8 days walking £815 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)
£50 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    
CCP1-D 7 nights, 6 days walking £710 per person More Information Book Online
CCP2-D 8 nights, 7 days walking £810 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)
£55 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.