We collect your bags every morning and drop them at your next stop the same day
A little to the north and east of the Severn Estuary, within comfortable reach of London, the Cotswolds is an area of gentle hills and valleys. With its picturesque villages in their yellow local stone, it is commonly thought to be the essentially English region. The Cotswold Way was designated a local distance footpath in 1970 and a National Trail in 1998. It runs along the western escarpment, starting close to Shakespeare's Stratford and finishing in Bath.
On our Cotswold-Way web site you will find an accommodation service. Each of the main settlements along the path is listed, with details of accommodation available there. You can make your own bookings and take advantage of a range of other commercial services on offer. For assistance with your planning, look at the factsheet. The chat bulletin board enables you to tap the advice of experienced walkers. We review a range of guidebooks and maps in the Bookshop, and these are available for you to order.
If you haven't made up your mind exactly which long distance path is for you, explore some others by browsing our list of long-distance British walking routes.
Let us do all the hard work - just choose where you want to stay. We'll make all the reservations, pick up your bags every morning and drop them at your destination the same afternoon
Arrange all the accommodation yourself - just tell us where you'll be staying each night. We'll collect your bags every day and they'll be waiting for you when you arrive at your next stop
Each trail planner contains details of travel, overnight stops, points of interest, suggested routes, relative distances and the services we can provide. Trail planners cost £5, but for each planner you download, we will take £5 off the cost of your booking on that trail