Complete Cotswolds, Chipping Campden to Bath

Crowd free and authentic Cotswolds

We are delighted to offer 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.

For a Complete Cotswolds sample itinerary pop your details in the ‘Like to find our more?’ form.


Bulrushes on the River Thames

Cotswolds charm

The Cotswolds exude charm, world famous for its character cottages and villages. On this trail you will explore both off the beaten path to find villages without the crowds, and a few well known stops too that are must sees. Beyond the villages are rolling pastoral landscapes, stone walls & grazing sheep and not forgetting the amazing depth of history. It is that classic view of English countryside.

10, 12 and 14 night itineraries available. For a shorter inn to inn trail in The Cotswolds see our ‘Journey Across The Cotswolds’ trip.

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.

To request a detailed 20 page mini brochure with example itinerary for this trip or ask questions – please use the form to your right >>

On the way to Bath

Getting to 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.

Delicious pub food

About the accommodations

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.

Welcoming country pub

Cost & availability

This tour is available starting any nights (subject to availability) from 10 nights to 14 nights. We strongly advise booking in advance as places are limited. The trail is best enjoyed between March & November.

Example budgeting quotes:

Prices start –

* From £1950 per person# for 10 nights
* From £2250 per person# for 12 nights
* From £2520 per person# for 14 nights

You will receive a fully detailed itinerary, confirmations of your accommodations and a price quote before you book. Once you confirm your booking your price will be guaranteed and no surcharges will be added.

#Based on two sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. Includes all luggage transfers, accommodation & transport.


  • Foot Trails expertise and local knowledge to create your tour to sit you and the English season
  • Tailored 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 and tried and tested word instructions)
  • Local stories and histories
  • Recommended lunchtime stops at country pubs and cafes
  • Seasonal nature guide book
  • Sweets (for a boost on route)
  • Your en-suite accommodation, all rooms en-suite
  • Breakfasts
  • Transport drop off service to the start of your trail when it makes a better walk.
  • Luggage transfers with our team of trusted drivers.
  • Help and support before your trip

How to book?

Contact us with your preferred dates and we will look after the rest. You can call us on +44 (0) 1747 820626 or use the form to your right to send a message or request an itinerary.

Country cottage

From our guests –

“We’ve used Foot Trails 4 times now and would book with them again. Foot Trails is a company where you can just pick your destination and that’s all you have to do. They have a standard and they stick to it.”
Fleur, UK

“Thank you so much for organising a carefully planned program. We have booked with other companies in different parts of the world but we would have to say your company has been outstanding in all areas.”
Adele, Australia

“The more we talk about your company to our friends, the more we realize what a unique and special service you provide. We are already talking about our next holiday with you.”
Bob & Linda

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Palladian Bridge at Priors Park, Bath

How do I find my way?

Trails are devised using our local knowledge and rigorously tested and checked. Find your way using either the easy to follow trail cards if you prefer not to map read, or the local Ordnance survey maps provided. Or a combination of both. For peace of mind an on call service is provided every day including weekends between 8am and 6pm.

Where will I be walking?

Your walks are on public rights of way and a mixture of paths, tracks and trails through woodland, on farm land, village country lanes and countryside. Most walking is away from roads. Everything you need will be provided in your walk and explore pack.

To request a detailed 20 page mini brochure with example itinerary for this trip or ask questions – please use the form to your right >>

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