Aaaaah the Cotswolds…it’s difficult to imagine a landscape more suited to long happy strolls with a beautiful view at every turn, and The Cotswold Way is a national trail designed to showcase the region’s countryside to walkers. At just over 100 miles unspoilt walking trails, countryside and scenery, the trail takes those who walk it past some of the region’s prettiest villages and most important ancient monuments.
Perfect for those of you keen to start your Cotswold holiday and get walking, The Cotswold Way makes it easy to have a think about what you’d like to see as you walk and choose the best section for you…or if you’re feeling energetic of course you can tackle the whole route!
So what does the trail pass? Well, there’s the exact site of the Battle of Lansdowne, the beautiful Sudeley Castle (the resting place of Katherine Parr don’t you know), the Tynedale Monument, Hailes Abbey and much more.
Most of the walk passes through Gloucestershire and Somerset, apart from one short stretch which passes through Broadway in Worcestershire. Here’s an interesting fact to impress your walking partner along the way, the world record for the fastest every completion of the whole trail is 20 hours and 36 minutes…on your marks…!