Der gesamte Cotswold Way

Von Chipping Campden nach Bath in 8 Wandertagen Reisecode: CT9

Wir bieten 5 Wanderreisen, die die gesamte Route umfassen. Je länger die Reisedauer, desto kürzer sind die täglichen Wanderstrecken. Die beliebtesten Varianten sind die 8- und 9-tägigen Wanderungen durch die herrliche Landschaft der Cotswolds.

This walking holiday is our most popular option. Completing the route over 8 days allows a bit of time to enjoy local sights while retaining the challenge of a long distance walk. The longest day is the last day into Bath.

Meilen Km
Tag 1 Nach Chipping Campden für die erste Übernachtung fahren
Tag 2 Chipping Campden - Stanton 10 16
Tag 3 Stanton - Cleeve Hill 13 21
Tag 4 Cleeve Hill - Birdlip 16 26
Tag 5 Birdlip - Painswick 9 14
Tag 6 Painswick - King's Stanley 9 14
Tag 7 King's Stanley - Wotton-under-Edge 15 24
Tag 8 Wotton-under-Edge - Tormarton 15 24
Tag 9 Tormarton - Bath 17 27
Tag 10 Ab Bath nach dem Frühstück abfahren

Chipping Campden to Stanton

The Cotswold Way starts at the Town Hall in the centre of Chipping Campden, one of the most charming of all the picturesque settlements along the trail. The route climbs gradually up to Dover’s Hill (230m/755ft) with views over the Vale of Evesham before continuing on to Broadway Tower, the second highest point along the trail at 312m (1025ft). After dropping down into the delightful village of Broadway, the trail climbs back up to Shenberrow Hill before descending into the idyllic village of Stanton.

Stanton to Cleeve Hill

From Stanton the path leads across meadows to the hamlet of Church Stanway. The route then begins its ascent back to the top of the escarpment at Stumps Cross from where it follows an ancient drove road for a while before reaching an Iron Age Hill Fort at Beckbury Camp. The path then descends to Winchcombe where the route skirts the edge of Cleeve Common – the highest point of the trail at 330m (1083ft). In bad weather, or for people with less time, a short-cut can be taken over the Common, cutting about 4 miles off the route.

Cleeve Hill to Painswick

This section follows the western edge of the escarpment with fine views down to Cheltenham and across the Vale of Gloucester. From an Iron Age Hill Fort, the path drops down to Dowdeswell reservoir then follows the scarp to Severn Springs, Leckhampton Hill leading eventually to Crickley Hill. From Crickley Hill the path traverses the combe through woods before arriving at Cooper’s Hill and more panoramic views. Further woodland walking above Prinknash Abbey brings you to Painswick Beacon. From here it’s a steady descent to the lovely old market town.

Painswick to King’s Stanley

Painswick is about halfway along the route, and many people choose to spend an extra night here to relax and enjoy the timeless architecture. The next section crosses open countryside to Scottsquar Hill, before entering the woodland that leads to Haresfield Beacon. The path then skirts between the towns of Stroud and Stonehouse before crossing the Stroudwater Canal and entering King’s Stanley.

King’s Stanley to Wotton-under-Edge

Regaining the escarpment by a steep path up to Pen Hill, the way continues through beech woodland until you reach the Nympsfield Long Barrow. Here there are superb panoramic views from Coaley Peak on Frocester Hill. The path returns to the woods with many ups and downs before descending to the small market town of Dursley. After descending to the valley the way climbs steeply again onto Nibley Knoll and the stunning views from the Tyndale Monument. The path continues to traverse the escarpment, before descending into the old wool town of Wotton-under-Edge nestling at the foot of the hill.

Wotton-under-Edge to Bath

After a steep climb out of Wotton there is easy walking across gently rolling countryside to the pretty little hamlet of Little Sodbury. After this the way then crosses the parkland of Dodington House, before entering the peaceful village of Tormarton. Easy walking then leads across farmland to Dyrham Park before climbing gently up to the tiny hamlet of Pennsylvania. From here the path climbs gradually up to the top of Lansdown Hill. The trail then follows the escarpment again to Prospect Stile from where there are superb views down to Bath before descending to this magnificent city and completing the walk at the Roman Baths.

Leicht bis Mittelschwer

Dies ist ein relativ leichter Nationalpfad, der auf seiner ganzen Länge gut beschildert ist. Eine gute Route für diejenigen, die zum ersten Mal eine Fernwanderung unternehmen.

Das Terrain: Abwechslungsreich, aber immer auf sanften Hügeln, keine Berge. Der Pfad steigt im nördlichen Abschnitt auf und ab entlang des Cotswold Escarpment, und ist im südlichen Teil niedriger, mit leichterem Auf und Ab durch Felder und Wälder.

Wie ist der Boden unter den Füßen? Recht gut. Die Pfade sind durchgehend gut erhalten, obwohl einige Stellen bei Regenwetter etwas schlammig werden können.

Wie viel Auf und Ab? Dieser Pfad hat recht viele An- und Abstiege, und einige kurze Abschnitte sind steil, aber sie dauern nicht lange, und der höchste Punkt ist 330m. Die An- und Abstiege sind meist in Höhe von 150-200m.

Beschilderung: Allgemein gut.

Navigation: Recht einfach. Gut definierte Pfade und gute Beschilderung.

All Holidays
Accommodation Overnight Bed and Breakfast accommodation in selected hotels, farmhouses, village inns, guest houses and family B&Bs.

Full English or Continental breakfast.

Guidebook A detailed guidebook with route information, maps, photos and background information.
Information of Services Along the Route A comprehensive Service Info sheet, including services such as cash points, banks, post offices, village shops, inns, cafes and taxis.
Maps A waterproof map from Harvey Maps covering the whole route.
Personal Itinerary A personal itinerary setting out each overnight stop, including large scale maps of each accommodation, to ensure you find it easily.
Emergency Telephone Support If you get in to difficulties during your holiday, we are always available to help, even out of office hours.
15% discount at Cotswold Outdoors We will issue you with a 15% Discount Card valid at all Cotswold Outdoor stores, and online, for the whole year on confirmation of your booking.
Options
Luggage Transport We will transfer your luggage between each overnight stop – if you leave your luggage at the accommodation when you set off in the morning, it will be moved on to your next B&B. You only need to carry a small day sack with the clothes and provisions you require during the day’s walk.
Packed Lunches
Provided for each day’s walking and recommended on this holiday as there will not always be a handy shop or cafe on the route.
Off Road Parking If you are travelling by car we can usually arrange off road parking for the duration of your trip. (There may be a small charge for this).
Arrangement of return transport We can also arrange your transfer back to your car, (or advise you when public transport is a better option)!
What’s not Included
Evening Meals Your evening meal isn’t included in the package, but we include full details and recommendations for each evening meal in your itinerary. You will normally be within walking distance of a pub and/or restaurant, or where there is good food available at the accommodation, we’ll book that for you. Allow about £20.00 per night.
Transport to the Start & Away from the Finish Have a look at the „Travel Info“ tab above for suggestions. If you’re still struggling, get in touch and we’ll help you sort it out.
Travel Insurance Even if you are based in the UK travel insurance is worth having.

Good accommodation and friendly hosts are an essential part of any holiday. We understand this and go out of our way to find the best. We put a great deal of effort into hand picking our accommodation and matching it to individual customer requirements. As well as visiting the accommodation ourselves, we ask all our customers to complete a short evaluation on each night’s accommodation, which then gives us an insight in to the day-to-day operation, and lets us spot any potential issues before they become a problem.

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We use a variety of accommodation, including small country house hotels, guest houses in market towns, bed and breakfasts in farm houses, country cottages and Victorian town houses. In selecting the accommodation we look for helpful, friendly hosts with good quality, characterful accommodation close to the trail. For example, over the course of your trip you might stay in a village inn, a bed and breakfast in a converted barn, a Victorian guest house, on a working farm, and in a Georgian hotel.

We always try to arrange en suite accommodation, i.e. rooms with their own bathrooms for each night of your stay. However, in some of the more remote locations accommodation is limited and occasionally we may have to book rooms with shared bathrooms for one or two nights of your holiday, (especially if the booking is made at short notice), but we will always let you know if this is likely to be the case.

Allgemeine Reiseinfos zum Gebiet des Cotswold liefern wir in Ihrem Reiseinfopaket, das auch gegebenenfalls Bus- und Zugfahrpläne beinhaltet.

Ihr Reiseinfopaket enthält auch individuelle Lagepläne mit detaillierten Anweisungen darüber, wie sie ihre erste Unterkunft per Auto oder zu Fuß vom nächstgelegenen Bahnhof oder Bushaltestelle erreichen.

Zugfahrpläne finden Sie bei www.qjump.co.uk wo man sich auch die Fahrkarten im Voraus besorgen kann. Busrouten und Fahrpläne finden Sie bei www.traveline.info.

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Wenn Sie auf dieser Wanderung gesichertes Parking benötigen, geben wir gern detaillierte Informationen dazu aus. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Dauerparktarife in Bath sehr hoch sein können.

Die Anfahrt nach Chipping Campden:
Mit dem Flugzeug: Der nächste internationale Flughafen ist Birmingham (etwa 56 km entfernt). London Heathrow oder Gatwick sind gute Alternativen.
Per Bus/Bahn: Der nächste Bahnhof ist Moreton-in-Marsh, wo es häufige Verbindungen nach London Paddington gibt. Es gibt auch Zugverbindungen nach Birmingham, Bath und Bristol, wobei man allerdings in Oxford oder Reading umsteigen muss. Von Moreton-in-Marsh gibt es täglich drei Busse nach Chipping Campden (nur montags bis samstags, keine Busse am Sonntag). Alternativ kann man ein Taxi nehmen (12 km).
Mit dem Auto: Chipping Campden liegt an der B4081, nicht weit von der A44, die zwischen Oxford und Worcester verläuft. Man fährt etwa 45 Minuten nach Oxford oder Worcester.

Die Rückfahrt von Bath
Per Bus/Bahn: Vom Endpunkt der Wanderung in Bath gibt es viele Möglichkeiten für die Weiterfahrt, da die Stadt gute Verbindungen hat. Der nächste internationale Flughafen ist Bristol. Es gibt verschiedene, häufige Bahnverbindungen zwischen Bath und London (Fahrzeit etwa 1,5 Stunden) oder Birmingham (2 Stunden). Um nach Chipping Campden zurückzufahren, nehmen Sie einen Zug nach Moreton-in-Marsh mit Umstieg in Reading. Bath hat auch häufige Fernbusverbindungen (National Express Coaches).

Chipping Campden

Many people choose to spend an extra night in Chipping Campden before starting the trail, in order to soak up the mellow atmosphere of this charming medieval market town with its beautiful honey-coloured buildings dating back to the 14th Century. It also makes an excellent base for a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, which is about an hour away by bus, (8 miles/16km) but please note that there are no buses on Sundays.

Painswick

Painswick is a delightful market town, and is perfectly located for a halfway break with its elegant white stone buildings. From here you can visit the Rococo Garden, designed in the 18th century and claimed to be the only one of its kind in England.

Bath

This is the most popular choice for an extra night or two. This stunning city is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Cotswold Way ends outside the glorious Bath Abbey re-built during the reign of Elizabeth I. From here you can explore the superb Georgian Architecture including the Royal Crescent, the Circus, the Assembly Rooms and the sublime Pulteney Bridge. Or you can discover Bath’s earlier history with a visit to the Roman Baths where you can soak your weary limbs in the newly refurbished Thermal Spa with its spectacular roof top views. Bath is a vibrant city with beautiful open spaces and many other attractions and museums to keep the visitor occupied. It is also renowned for its cafe and restaurant culture.

Preisspanne EUR (€)
Nur Unterkunft, Karte und Reiseführer (Buch) 895 €
mit Gepäcktransport 954 €
mit Lunchpaketen 969 €
mit Gepäcktransport und Lunchpaketen 1024 €

Andere Optionen

Zusätzliche Nächte 73 €
Einzelzuchlag 43 €
Solo Luggage Supplement (per day) 0 €