Cotswold Way National Trail
Cotswold Way National Trail

Cotswold Way National Trail

With over 102 miles of magical walking, magnificent views, ancient sites and beautiful villages, the Cotswold Way offers a taste of the South you won’t forget. The route offers a quintessentially English experience through flower-filled meadows, wonderful beech woodland, charming towns and villages and past historic sites – with amazing views from the Cotswold escarpment.

Why walk the Cotswolds Way Trail?

Cotswold Way National Trail is a great way to relax in the idyllic countryside through the Cotswolds to the Roman city of Bath

The official guidebook suggests a seven to ten-day trip. You might want to take a little longer if you want to see more of the interesting places along the way. The Cotswold Way can be walked in all seasons. However, if you want to enjoy clear views from the Cotswold escarpment, then crisp winter days, autumn and spring may be the best time to visit. Late spring and early summer are great times to see the grasslands in all their glory and the beech woodlands are at their best in spring and autumn.

 

Things to do near The Cotswolds

Hillside Hangouts at Farncombe Estate

Farncombe Estate near Broadway in Worcestershire has added a collection of luxury self-catering party houses to its property portfolio. The 400-acre estate is already home to three hotels – Dormy House, Foxhill Manor and The Fish ...

Countryside Spa in The Cotswolds

Relax and unwind at the Lygon Arms Spa. This luxury spa is situated close to a three-acre private garden making it a peaceful and private oasis for guests. Drop in for the day or stay a ...

Day of Archery in The Cotswolds

Test your aim and shoot your shot at Cotswolds Archery. Whether you’re a complete novice, a recent beginner or you have competition experience, Cotswold Archery welcomes everyone to experience the thrill of archery. The archery experience can ...

Pick your own fruit at Hayles Fruit Farm

Looking for something fun to do with the family? Here at Hayles Fruit farm, you have the chance to pick the very best fruit and vegetables all year round! From Strawberries, plums and apples to pumpkins ...

Cotwolds Distillery tour and tasting

Whether you are a gin lover, whisky lover or just looking for a good time, take a trip to the Cotswolds distillery in Stourton. From blending your own gin to shaking up some cocktails, Cotswolds distillery ...

Resin Jewellery Casting Workshop in Gloucestershire

In awe of the stunning resin jewellery trend that is in every fashion magazine right now? Fancy making your own? You have the chance to make your very own hoop earrings and hair clips with Resin8 ...

Cookery Day at Daylesford Organic Farm

Ever wanted to become a chef for the day? Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn new skills or a confident cook looking for inspiration, the tutors here at Daylesford offer a wide range of ...

Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon

Have you ever wanted to be surrounded by butterflies? How about a trip down to Stratford Butterfly Farm, Come rain or shine and enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most beautiful butterflies ...

Shakespeare Distillery Gin Tasting Cruise

Fancy tasting some of the finest gin whilst enjoying beautiful riverside views? Enjoy a 60-minute cruise on the beautiful River Avon through to Stratford upon Avon with Shakespeare Distillery. See all the riverside sights including the ...

Experience Royalty at Sudeley Castle

The Cotswolds may be England’s epicentre for outdoor activities, but did you know that it also holds some unexpected important history? Sudeley Castle & Gardens has royal connections that date back 1000 years, playing an important ...

Shakespeare’s House in Stratford-upon-Avon

Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace – William Shakespeare’s childhood home in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life and get up close to objects from the Trust’s world class collections as you discover how the ...

Electrical Bike Tours in The Cotswolds

Embark on a beautiful list of guided tours throughout The Cotswolds with Cotswold Electric Bike tours! Experience some of the most breathtaking cycling trails in the whole of the UK, full of incredible views, flora-rich areas, ...