From: Horsham, West Sussex
Started: 17th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 22nd Jun, 2019
Fantastic trek, well signposted and looked after, easy to organise last minute.
Emily & Salil Mehta
From: San Francisco, California - USA
Started: 15th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 21st Jun, 2019
The Tall Girls
From: South East England
Started: 17th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 21st Jun, 2019
5 days from Chipping Campden to Bath stopping at Winchcombe, Birdlip, Dursley and Tomarton and only 2 cream teas! Warm welcome in all the B&B, even when arriving soaking wet. Lovely encounters on route with people and dogs. Beautiful villages with cottages in lovely gardens and impressive manor houses with magnificent parks, all surrounded by lovely view. Of course it is going up and down and up again but this is the guarantee of an ever changing view behind the hill. This was our first National Trail but will not be the last one!
Frank B Turner Jr, Loy S Turner, and Ivy D Turner
From: Covington, Georgia USA
Started: 7th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 14th Jun, 2019
Wonderful experience we will never forget. Tougher hills than we frankly expected and daily rain but altogether a wonderful experience!
Started: 4th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 13th Jun, 2019
A very beautiful walk. However, the weather was uncooperative. A great deal of rain, wind, and cool temperatures. Very English. I loved the peaceful countryside and friendly people.
From: Prudhoe, Northumberland, UK
Started: 6th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 12th Jun, 2019
A week of mixed weather didn't dampen my spirits. It's a fantastic route, full of variety and interest. Met some interesting people along the way and friends accompanied me on three of the seven days. Loved the wildlife, wild flowers, views, history, peaceful churches and unexpected experiences... such as a the comments book in Dyrham woods, meeting 2000 runners doing the 'Race to the Tower', learning from a warden that 2/3 of the UKs butterfly species can be found on Stonchcombe Hill - and so on. The high' of seeing that first view of Bath was also a highlight.
Tom Wood, Carol Sheller
From: Quincy California, USA
Started: 1st Jun, 2019 — Finished: 12th Jun, 2019
You have a beautiful country. This was our third trip, fourth national trail. The Cotswolds Way way amazing.
From: Penkridge, Staffs, UK
Started: 4th Jun, 2019 — Finished: 10th Jun, 2019
The hardest and best thing I have ever done - the weather could have been kinder but that only adds to the sense of achievement I guess!
Started: 3rd Jun, 2019 — Finished: 7th Jun, 2019
I walked from Chipping Campden to Painswick and it was a great experience. I met great people and enjoyed every great view.
Bill & Audrey Snel
From: Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Started: 23rd May, 2019 — Finished: 2nd Jun, 2019
Done as a B&B walk using Mickledore Walking Holidays. The trail had a lot more climbs and descents than we expected but great for cardio. Frequent fantastic views over the countryside. Talking to other hikers and enjoying the villages we passed through were a highlight. Highly recommended.
Katie & Paul Barritt
From: Wellesbourne, Warwick, UK
Started: 26th May, 2019 — Finished: 31st May, 2019
We set out from Bath to complete the route in reverse, finishing in Chipping Campden 6 days later; celebrating our 21st Wedding Anniversary along the way. Staying in superb B&Bs along the route, bags transferred to the next B&B for our afternoon arrival. It was awe inspiring, allowed us to see beautiful vistas and walk trails that many don’t know exist. The variety of people we met and chatted to along the way was a treat, it felt like a walking family and that we were doing something very special. A variety of path types, steep ascents and gruelling descents, shaded woodland walks and ridge top viewpoints to occupy the eyes and leg muscles! Long may this stunning route be preserved and made accessible to many more intrepid walkers. We passed through on location filming in the enchanting and very pretty village of Stanton! Reaching Chipping Campden on the warmest and sunniest of days on 31st May we had to take a few emotional moments to take in the enormity of 103 Cotswold Way miles walked. I hope our children will be inspired and take on the challenge when they are older. We loved every moment and wish we were back in the peace, calm and serenity of mother nature with no modern life interferences - walking together with our thoughts, laughs and each other’s company - bliss! Where will our walking boots take us next?
Isabel Siglow, Sophia Siglow, Rachel Siglow, Justin Siglow
Started: 1st Apr, 2018 — Finished: 28th May, 2019
We loved waking the Cotswold way as a family. Our daughters both loved exploring as we walked. We would do small segments most weekends as our youngest (age 2 when we started and 3 when we finished) could only walk a few miles. It was a wonderful way to spend time together as a family outside! We enjoyed all 4 seasons as we progressed from starting in Bath.
David L Allen
From: Carpinteria, California
Started: 11th May, 2019 — Finished: 21st May, 2019
A beautiful walk, and I was lucky to have perfect weather. I took my time and carried everything in my backpack rather than have a bag transported— very little is needed when staying in lodging every night. Short stages made it easy to enjoy a number of sights on and near the trail.
Linda and Russ Grimm
From: Cedar Falls, Iowa USA
Started: 7th May, 2019 — Finished: 21st May, 2019
Linda and I took our time and walked the length of the Cotswold Way beginng in Chipping Campden and ending in Bath. This walk was absolutely beautiful. The sounds of birds accompanied wonderful people that we met as we hiked the hills, valleys, forests and pastures. So many lasting and enriching memories.
Nancy Tileston and Jim Curran
From: Anchorage Alaska
Started: 7th May, 2019 — Finished: 20th May, 2019
Fabulous walk with lots of blooming garlic and spectacular scenery. Two days in the rain but the rest was amazing weather (seems like it would be illegal or immoral to not encounter some rain). Great people along the path. Very hospitable accommodations. There is quite a bit of ‘up’ so don’t be surprised when you find another hill at what seemed like it was the top of the last.