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 £340 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

“We had a wonderful time!”
Mrs Dodridge, Canada
“After three days I forgot what day it was. Totally relaxed.”
Mr Shalay, Canada
“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
“Contours booked an extra leg for us and coordinated extra rooms when family rooms weren’t available. Very helpful!”
Mrs Bolman, USA
“I just wish to thank you for the splendid organisation for this long distance path. Superb instruction in your pack made finding the overnight accommodation easy. Many thanks for your support.”
Mr Wood, UK
“Great walk. Contours has a very smooth operation and the only time we needed to phone for help we were very well, and speedily, looked after. If we decide to do another supported walking holiday then we will certainly check Contours out first.”
Mrs Maddison, UK
“Thank you for making all the arrangements for my recent walk along the Cotswold way. It was so helpful having all the accommodation booked and baggage transfers, with taxi booked when necessary. All I had to do was WALK! The weather was kind and I really enjoyed the challenge. I am looking forward to another walk- Just need to decide when and where.”
Mrs Gambier, UK
“As on our first tour, the walking was lovely. The accommodations were, once again, clean and hospitable, with great hosts.”
Ms Logan, USA
“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
Cotswold Way Signpost