Cotswold Way

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Worth knowing

The Cotswold Way runs for a length of 164 kilometers through United Kingdom.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and demanding and it usually takes 8 days to walk the Cotswold Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Cotswold Way

164 km
Elevation gain
4.066 m
Elevation loss
4.070 m
Highest Point
Cleeve Hill / 330 m
Lowest Point
Kings Stanley / 27 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
164 km
4.066 m
4.070 m
Cleeve Hill
330 m
Kings Stanley
27 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Cotswold Way
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the Cotswold Way
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the Cotswold Way is:


Arrival to the Cotswold Way

You will arrive via Bristol Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 1 hours.

Departure from the Cotswold Way

Departure is via Birmingham International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Zug. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Cotswold Way

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