Cotswold Village Trail

A long distance walk of 90 miles in the Cotswold Hills which is a version of the Cotswold Way, except it avoids the towns and focuses on the villages along the route. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Mickleton
Distance: 90 miles (144 km)
Grid Ref: SP161435
Climbing: 2,976 metres
Walk time: 38-45 hours
Days: 6-8

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Cotswolds Villages Trail is a walking route through the Cotswolds which complements the Cotswold Way National Trail while avoiding the market towns and instead visiting pristine villages associated with that route. As well as sharing the route with the Cotswold Way National Trail the Village Trail also links with the Heart of England Way, Warden's Way and Windrush Way. The wak tracks in a rough north-east to south-west direction from Mickleton and on the way to the finish at Westonbirt Arboretum the trail visits Hidcote Bartrim, Hidcote Boyce, Ebrington, Paxford, Broad Campden, Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Sezincote House, Longborough, Upper Swell, Lower Swell, Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter, Naunton, Guiting Power, Hawling, Salperton, Hazleton, Hampnett, Yanworth, Chedworth, Cassey Compton, Rendcomb, North Cerney, Bagendon, Itlay, Daglingworth, Middle Duntisbourne, Duntisbourne Abbots, Winstone, Miserden, Edgeworth, Pinbury Park, Sapperton, Daneway, Chalford Bottom, Minchinhampton, Avening, Chavenage House, Beverston and Westonbirt.

Useful Links:
The Cotswold Village Trail Guidebook
Long Distance Walkers Association

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