Cotswold Way

A magnificent trail showcasing the world-famous Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

4 to 14 nights
27-103 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £360 per person

About The Trail

The Cotswold Way runs along the western edge of the Cotswold Hills from the old wool town of Chipping Campden to the historic city of Bath, showcasing varied terrain and unforgettable views. Along the way, the walk encounters tranquil woodlands and sheltered valleys dotted with welcoming towns, villages and hamlets.

Each settlement boasts intriguing insights into the region’s fascinating past, while the surrounding landscapes also feature a wealth of historical landmarks such as hill forts, castles and ancient battle sites. The Cotswold Way is an iconic trail filled with everything a walker could wish for from this magical realm.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to walk the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Trail running available

We also organise trail running holidays along this trail. Visit Contours Trail Running Holidays.

Customer reviews from the Cotswold Way

“Thanks a lot for another wonderful vacation. I enjoyed the Cotswolds Way very much.”
Ms Berentsen, Germany
“A good national trail. Easy to follow, good under foot, not too steep/challenging, lovely views, good accommodation along the way. Would rate it between good and excellent… My walking companion and I are already talking about booking a walk next year!”
Ms Olive, UK
“We enjoyed our holiday very much. It was a great experience in many ways. We saw beautiful places and met very nice people.”
Ms Salasco, Italy
“An excellent holiday. The admin and organisation were superb. I have no hesitation in booking another… As far as I'm concerned there's nothing you can improve on. Most certainly have recommended to people I met along the route. Meeting, walking and chatting with some many different people along the Way. The stunning countryside, the views, smell of bluebells and wild garlic. Taking my boots off at the end of the day.”
Mrs Pearce-Urwin, UK
“After three days I forgot what day it was. Totally relaxed.”
Mr Shalay, Canada
“It exceeded our expectations in every way. Trekking through England for a week at the peak of spring wildflower bloom was pure joy. And staying at such beautiful and comfortable inns each night was a wonderful reward after a long day's journey. Everything from the customer service to the payment transactions to the trek itself was excellent. I must tell you that some of the B&B's also gave Contours kudos for your great customer service and organization.”
Ms Reynolds, USA
“Everything turned out just as I wanted it to. It was a really tough challenge both mentally and physically some days but so rewarding!”
Ms Bohman, Sweden
“We had a wonderful time!”
Mrs Dodridge, Canada
“Everything was well organized and accommodations were all good. The people we met on the trail were friendly and helpful. We had such a positive experience… The views were breath-taking.”
Mr Hayes, USA
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