Hall of Fame Members (page 1 of 18)

Nigel Pearce Michael Cartwright

From: Llantwit Fardre and Caerphilly

Started: 4th Mar, 2018 — Finished: 3rd Nov, 2019

We had walked the wales coastal path and offas dyke and wanted a fresh challenge the trail is beautiful well signposted and plenty of benches to rest tired legs and eat a sand witch I loved the quaint villages

Harry Schwarz

From: Texas, USA

Started: 9th May, 2019 — Finished: 15th May, 2019

Beautiful walk!

Adrian Walker, Tony McLeavy, Dave Gubb, Janet Gubb, Cat Bosworth, Cindy West, Ley Arnachellum, Jane Granger, Janet Bliss, Jeanne Knowles, Nicki Little, Kaye Saunders, Lorrie Forman, Devanshi Mavani, Lyn Hastings

From: Leicestershire

Started: 4th May, 2019 — Finished: 11th May, 2019

With a name Adrian Walker it’s probably no surpriseI organised this trip as “A Walker” and did it to raise funds for LOROS Hospice based in Leicester. We completed the walk north to south. The walk was absolutely fabulous with superb views. Some of the team felt the route planner had a warped sense of humour particularly by sending them straight up Coopers Hill. The route was very well sign posted throughout but walking through a crowded Bath it wasn’t so easy to spot the little acorn signs. A few of us did a recce in February and that obviously helped. The condition of the path has been well maintained with only a few tricky bits caused by the heavy rains we experienced and cattle. Overall a great walk and one which if I get enough victims/ walkers will repeat next year. In all we are hoping to have raise over £8,000 for the Hospice. We are interested in purchasing Cotswold Badges & if you want more photos I have loads you may use. My contact is 07446 082910 AdrianWalker@loros.co.uk

Joanne Parker

From: Devon

Started: 28th Apr, 2019 — Finished: 5th May, 2019

The trail is so well waymarked and maintained and parts are truly very beautiful in spring. I have never seen to many cowslips and the woods were full of ransoms and bluebells. There's a bit too much road crossing on the penultimate stage but otherwise, a peaceful walk along paths and minor roads. I can see why some people opt for this as their first national trail.

David Coveney, Chris Wynn-Mackenzie, Pau lVian

From: Cheltenham and Cirencester

Started: 4th Sep, 2018 — Finished: 2nd May, 2019

We retired last year and decided to walk the Cotswold Way in stages one day per week. We found it very enjoyable as well as good healthy exercise. The Cotswold Way is generally well signposted with some magnificent views. We will continue to walk and look forward to re-visit the Cotswold Way in the future.

Kathy & Ian Ellison (& Yugi & Mara)

From: Northleach, Glos

Started: 21st Apr, 2018 — Finished: 22nd Apr, 2019

Fantastic route with the most incredible views and lots of ups & downs. A real sense of achievement.

simon oldroyd, Tony Tompkins

From: England

Started: 15th Apr, 2016 — Finished: 21st Apr, 2019

Jimmy Seymour, Maria Marsh, Gus and Jessi (the dogs)

From: Norwich, Norfolk

Started: 17th Apr, 2019 — Finished: 21st Apr, 2019

We started the journey from Chipping Campden and completed the walk arriving in Bath over the course of 5 days. Day 1 Chipping Campden to Cleaves Hill, Day 2 Cleaves Hill to Painswick, Day 3 Painswick to Wooten Under Edge, Day 4 Wooten Under Edge to Old Sodbury and finally Day 5 Old Sodbury to Bath. The weather was fantastic and the route idyllic. We took our dogs who although have spent the last week sleeping we’re in their element. Highly recommend.

Paul and SAlly Davis

From: Weston-super- Mare

Started: 5th Aug, 2018 — Finished: 20th Apr, 2019

Geoffrey Thompson, Nigel Cockburn

From: Chiangmai, Thailand & Bath, England

Started: 9th Apr, 2019 — Finished: 18th Apr, 2019

I and a friend ( Nigel Cockburn) , both in our 70 's, walked the Cotswold Way from north to south with the help of Cotswold Walks Co. We began in Chipping Campden, then followed the Way , stopping overnight near Wood Stanway, then Winchcombe, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Birdlip, Painswick, Kings Stanley/ Leonard Stanley, Wotton-under-Edge, Old Sodbury, Pennsylvania, and ending in Bath. A very enjoyable and for us, long walk of over 100 miles , completed in ten days( which helped break up the walk for us into manageable distances each day) . It rained on our first day and the Way seemed excessively muddy for the first two days ( perhaps the track needs some maintenance at the northern end?). After that the weather was cold , windy and dry, with some very enjoyable walking, and our final two days were rather warm. Sorry, unable to add photo of our walk from my iPad, is it possible to send by eg. email?

Pam Manning

From: Kidderminster

Started: 9th Mar, 2019 — Finished: 17th Apr, 2019

What a fabulous trail this is to walk. I completed it over 10 sections on various days between March and April, commuting from home on each occasion. Fantastic views, plenty of history along the way, together with lovely Cotswold stone buildings and walls made this a journey never to be forgotten.Definately one to put on your bucket list if you have not yet walked it

Dave Jones, Rob Skuse and Winston the Jack Russell

From: Bath

Started: 8th Apr, 2019 — Finished: 15th Apr, 2019

We walked from North to South. A fantastic but at times challenging walk of immense views and breathtaking scenery. After the first couple of days the weather turned in our favour, the cloud lifted and we were rewarded for our endeavours with a panorama that left us speechless. A memorable experience on so many levels.

Scarlet Rose, Stanley Rose, Millie Banks, Peter Rose and Bella the dog

From: Worthing

Started: 6th Apr, 2019 — Finished: 12th Apr, 2019

Beautiful week's walking in the spectacular landscape of the Cotswolds. Raising money for African school projects.

Julia Robson & Rachel Galloway

From: Cambridge & London

Started: 6th Apr, 2019 — Finished: 9th Apr, 2019

We walked the Cotswolds Way over 4 days, breaking the journey at Seven Springs, Middleyard and Horton. It is beautiful walk with fantastic scenery, and passes many interesting landmarks (although our tight schedule didn’t give us time to linger at many!) The weather for our walk was classic for an English April: a mix of of sunshine, wind and rain but fortunately we packed for all 4 seasons! Covering 35-55 kilometres each day meant that we needed plenty of fuel, giving us our quote of the adventure “Lunch is a period of grazing between 11 and 3 after which it becomes afternoon snacks!”Thanks to everyone who helped during our trip and to the volunteers who help maintain the trail - we would highly recommend this walk and that you take a few extra days if you’d like to sightsee along the way.

Jane Marley

From: Marshfield, South Gloucestershire

Started: 6th May, 2017 — Finished: 5th Apr, 2019

Walking the Cotswold Way was a great experience thanks to John Bartram and all the Cotswold Wardens for organising and leading, backstopping on all the sections. The natural scenery was marvellous and the walk enabled me to see many places of historical and archaeological interest and; the wardens were a mine of local information. I enjoyed meeting and chatting to other walkers and, because I walked over 3 years, I must have met 60!