Complete Cotswolds, Chipping Campden to Bath

Crowd free and authentic Cotswolds

This Foot Trail offers a varied and authentic alternative to The Cotswolds Way. An option that is far removed from mass produced tourism, coaches and package trips. One less well known, definitely less busy and more varied in scenery.

Using our lifetime of local knowledge we have created the Complete Cotswolds trail, a route up to 14 nights and 135 miles in length, using local paths, villages and market towns from the north to the south of the Cotswolds. We have mapped every mile. You can choose to walk every day, or perhaps have rest days or sight seeing days built in.

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Inn to Inn walking & hiking in The Cotswolds

This is a linear (one way!) walking trail where you journey from country inn to country inn.  You’ll spend two nights at each, for a more relaxing experience that avoids the need to pack and re-pack several times a day, and so you can make the most of experiencing the countryside around you. This trail is great for those that would like a longer immersive stay in The Cotswolds and for those looking for a sense of achievement.

Each day is an adventure with new discoveries and stories. You’ll walk on local paths not busy well known national trails such as The Cotswolds Way. This more authentic approach to walking brings a real sense of exploration as well as more peaceful walking in this popular area. Along the way enjoy historic villages, charming Cotswold stone cottages, old market towns and of course the peace and beauty of the landscapes and countryside.

By evening you will enjoy character Cotswolds inns that have been a part of their communities for centuries.  Superior accommodations and award winning dining awaits.  And while you walk, your luggage is transferred head of you, leaving you free to walk at leisure and enjoy journeying on foot.

10, 12 or 14 night itineraries available.

Trail highlights include

  • Chipping Campden with its magnificent architecture and 100 year old connection to the Arts and Crafts movement including book binding and jewellery making
  • Enjoy the tapestry of the Cotwolds landscapes; tranquil, breathtaking and centuries old.
  • Admire Stow on the Wold, the highest market town in the Cotswolds with its independent shops and cafes
  • Walk with the Romans and explore one of England’s best loved villas. This 2,000 year old legacy is a wonderful example of the ingenuity, creativity and presence bestowed to us by the Romans during the peak of the Empire.
  • Meander picture perfect villages where the pace is slow and you will be greeted with a warm local smile.
  • Bath. It would be a travesty to visit the West Country. At every corner you are treated to spectacular architecture and it really is a special place to happen upon having enjoyed the treats of the surrounding countryside.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are an area of outstanding natural beauty in the West Country of South West of England.

Complete Cotswolds is an extensive walking adventure of up to 14 nights and there are many possible options for where you will begin your trail. Your sales & trail consultant will help to create your itinerary and advise you on your start point. We will advise you fully on travel and the nearest train station, airports or directions or postcode for your SatNav / GPS and can help with advise.

Generally, the nearest train station to Chipping Campden is Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Travel is approximately 90 minutes by train from London Paddington or a 2 hour drive from London by car.

The suggested international airport is London Heathrow which offers an easy transfer to London Paddington. You could also arrive to Birmingham, Bristol or other London airports depending on your start point.

Personally chosen country inns

One of the reasons guests choose Foot Trails is for our choice of authentic and quality accommodation.

Largely independently and privately owned, we enjoy a close and strong working partnership with all of our country inns. Small, personal and friendly with excellent hospitality, each country inn sits in an English village with comfortable bedrooms and delicious local food and produce including real ales and a selection of wines to enjoy with dinner after your walk.

Every inn and bedroom is uniquely designed and all our bedrooms have en-suite private bathrooms with modern facilities.

On the Complete Cotswolds trip all of the accommodation is in personally chosen country pubs and country inns, many award winning, from 16th century former cider houses, to country pubs on village greens with a duck pond, to a riverside country inn with garden. Other stays include a grade II listed, Camra (campaign for real ale) winning pub and a combined pub, restaurant and hotel set in the former heart of The Cotswolds wool trade.

Included in your Foot Trail

  • Foot Trails expertise and experience, working with our Trail Consultants to custom made your trip to suit you and the English season
  • Tailored and crafted Walk and Explore Box with everything you need
  • Local Ordnance Survey™ map exerts (waterproof) with your trails annotated
  • Trail guide cards (waterproof one for each day with easy to follow word instructions)
  • Local stories and histories
  • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
  • Nature cards for identifying wild flowers, trees and animals
  • Seasonal nature guide book
  • Sweets (for a boost on route)
  • Your en-suite accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • One bottle of wine
  • Two decades of expertise and know-how
  • Inn to Inn luggage transfers with our trusted driver team
  • Drop off services when it makes for a better walk

10, 12 or 14 night walking holidays and vacations available year round. There are no set departure dates, you can start your break on any day of the week.

A 12 night ‘Complete Cotswolds (Chipping Campden to Bath)’ Foot Trail starts from £2250 per person*.  Inn to Inn walking trails include all your luggage transfers and transport needed and so are best enjoyed ‘car-free’.

*Based on two sharing, staying on a bed & breakfast basis

How to book

Each Foot Trails is customised to your dates and preferences. When you get in touch we will take a little time to find out more from you about the experience you would like, the things you enjoy and your travel plans. We then use our passion, experience and local knowledge of The Cotswolds to craft a daily itinerary for you.

You will receive a full daily itinerary and details of all your accommodations before you book. Once you are happy with your itinerary you simply confirm with your deposit and we will look after everything for you.

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