From: Ryde, Australia
Started: 15th Apr, 2018 — Finished: 27th Apr, 2018
The Cotswolds is a very pretty walk, especially around the Stanton, Winccombe, The Slaughters and Bourton on the water. Because I did the walk South to North these locations were at the later stages of my walk. The weather was mostly fine, although quite a few sections were quite muddy. Had a couple of very misty mornings which were quite atmospheric.
Eric Okerson and Ellen Chamberlain
From: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Started: 13th Apr, 2018 — Finished: 27th Apr, 2018
A fabulous adventure with beautiful countryside, towns and villages and friendly, welcoming people!
From: Weston Super Mare, Somerset
Started: 11th Apr, 2018 — Finished: 19th Apr, 2018
I started the Cotswolds Way at lunchtime on Wednesday 11th April as it took me all morning to get to the starting point via train and bus. I had a very misty start and stopped at Broadway in a B&B. I then camped the rest of the way, camping at Hayles fruit farm, Colgate farm, Cranham Scout camp (off the trail), Court Farm, Nibley House and Cotswolds Meadow camping. I then had my last night at Hill farm B&B outside Cold Ashton. I experienced more misty damp conditions and missed the first couple of days of views, then the weather cleared, then rained. I had a very windy day and finished with 2 very hot days. I loved this walk it was very well signposted and looked after. Unfortunately because of the recent bad weather the first half of the trail was extremely muddy. I now want to plan my next trip.
Paul and Venetia Nye
From: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Started: 7th Apr, 2018 — Finished: 15th Apr, 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk, going from north to south. We had dry weather other than the last day going into Bath. Visibility was poor, so we missed out on many of the escarpment views and going under foot was muddy in places. We learned after the first few days that a brief detour to a pub for lunch set us up well for the second half of the day. We would recommend this walk to anyone who wants to try their first long distance path.
Mark and Peter brown, brothers
From: Dorset and Cornwall
Started: 7th Apr, 2018 — Finished: 15th Apr, 2018
Blister, plasters, sore knees, loves every minute...........
Oliver Hillier and Lisa Hillier
Started: 2nd Apr, 2018 — Finished: 7th Apr, 2018
What a walk! Far more challenging than we originally thought due to the weather. Some very muddy fields and flooded paths made the going difficult in places. A great achievement by Oliver who is only 8 years old and was walking to raise money for Children In Need.
From: Towcester, Northants
Started: 24th Mar, 2018 — Finished: 31st Mar, 2018
What an amazing journey. Fabulous views. Many ups and downs (in more ways than one) and mud... lots of it! I slid my way into Bath. I got lost on so many occasions, but having my geocaching app helped! I clocked up 121 miles in total from Chipping Camden to Bath. There are quite a few extra miles walked when you are looking for your B&B or getting lost!
From: Normanton, West Yorkshire
Started: 5th Mar, 2018 — Finished: 16th Mar, 2018
I walked the trail either alone or accompanied by my labrador dog, Roly, immediately after the heavy snows which hit the country. Whilst my wife, Maureen explored the area I used either public transport or car lifts to complete the walk. We stayed at dog friendly cottages at Winchcombe (Week 1, Mill House Cottage) and Hinton (Week 2, Campbell Cottage). As the bad weather delayed our arrival in the area until late on March 5th, I did well to complete the route really as I only walked on 10 of the 11 days available to me. This was because I also went to see my football team, Notts County play at both Forest Green Rovers (Nailsworth) on 10/3/18 & the re-arranged game at Cheltenham Town on 6/3/18. I want to take this opportunity to praise both Marchants Coaches (Cheltenham) and Stagecoach Buses for their excellent bus services along the route.
Started: 7th Feb, 2018 — Finished: 12th Feb, 2018
Out of season the trail is very VERY muddy! However, on the plus side it's almost empty of other walkers and all the hotels etc are cheaper.
John Prall & Jenny Prall
Started: 6th May, 2017 — Finished: 3rd Feb, 2018
We greatly enjoyed the Cotswold Way which we walked over 10 months with the Cotswold Wardens.I would recommend it to any reasonably fit person. The views are stunning most of the time.
Started: 11th Feb, 2017 — Finished: 28th Dec, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed the cotswolds way. As i live close to the path i did all the walk in sections and not just in 1 go. My favourite parts were hairsfield beacon where i saw a spectacular sunset over the severn. Also the section around Cheltenham where you get views right across the town with the Malvern hills always on the horizon
Anne Louise Avery, Steve Pratley and Inigo Avery
Started: 31st May, 2017 — Finished: 25th Nov, 2017
We walked the Cotswold Way with our 7-year-old son, Indy, who was only 6 when we began. As he was so little, we decided to do the walk in segments over weekends and holidays, looping back to our car each time by taxi or bus, rather than staying the night. We normally walked between 7 and 14 miles each time, stopping for picnics at some of the wildest and most beautiful places along the way. A full account of our experiences, including the history of the Cotswold Way and its connection to the poet and composer Ivor Gurney, is published at the literary travel journal Panorama: http://www.panoramajournal.org/seen-cotswold-way-england/
From: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Started: 31st Oct, 2017 — Finished: 5th Nov, 2017
Beautiful walk! Challenging inclines were offset by fantastic views of the countryside and animals. Everyone I encountered was very friendly!
From: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Started: 19th Aug, 2017 — Finished: 29th Oct, 2017
I walked the Cotswold Way in the autumn to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me and showed their support. My route took me north to south from Chipping Campden to Bath. It was challenging but filled with lots of wow moments (the views from Cleeve Hill, Cam Long down, Prospect Stile...). Plenty of health benefits too!
Started: 1st Feb, 2017 — Finished: 25th Oct, 2017
Members of the Worcester Ramblers at the end of the Cotswold's Way in Bath. A total of 17 walkers completed the trail over 8 sections, which took place between February and October 2017. A great success and achievement, the trail offered a wide variety of scenery, quaint villages with fabulous views across the Cotswold's.