New Friendship Trail Open

A brand-new circular walk has just been opened on the Cotswold Way, linking two of the world’s most iconic walking routes.

Back at the end of 2013, the Cotswold Way was twinned with the Bruce Trail in Ontario, Canada as a mark of friendship and international cooperation between our two trails. A wonderful circular route around Haresfield Beacon has now finally been opened in honour of the Bruce Trail, whilst a mini Cotswold Way was launched near Lion’s Head Point near Toronto at the end of 2012.

This spectacular new walk leads you along peaceful woodland tracks and out onto windswept hillsides with breath-taking views. A true jewel in the Cotswolds crown. Click here to find out more about the new route and to download a map and route description.

The 890 km long Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath and is maintained by volunteers. The trail spans beautiful and varied landscapes as it passes through Canada’s most densely populated region, and is the only continuous public access to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. For further information on this wonderful trail, visit:

The pictures to the right show some of the highlights of our ‘twin trail’, and we hope that walkers from both sides of the Atlantic will be encouraged to visit each other’s countries to discover a new world of walking 3,500 miles away.

The Cotswold Way is also twinned with Jeju Olle in South Korea. Click here to try our other Friendship Trail or visit the Jeju Olle website here