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Walk in England the Cotswald Way Bath to Wotton

Double / Single

£452 / £746
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Tour Period

Start Any Day February to November

Tour Nights

4

Description of Twin/Double

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  • Most accommodation in Britain is charged on a Per Person basis (rather than per room basis). The price you see here for this tour is the Price per Person.
  • If you request a Twin Room there are two single beds (usually 3 feet wide) in the room.
  • If you request a Double Room there is one bed in which two people usually sleep (usually 4 feet 6inches wide).
  • Both the Double and the the Twin room are sometimes available for Single Occupancy (one person in the room), usually with a supplement to compensate the provider who would normally have received payment from two people.
  • If the accommodation offers Single rooms (one bed of 3 feet wide), this will normally be priced higher than half of a double or twin room. Unless space is limited in the village or accommodation we usually avoid these as the rooms tend to be older and less space to move about.

Tour description

A four centre inn to inn, self-guided walking tour on the Cotswald Way from Bath to Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire, England. 4 nights bed and breakfast accommodation, 1 evening meal, 3 days walking, luggage transfer, transfer to nearest station on final morning, guide book and maps.
The Cotswald Way in Gloucestershire follows the escarpment of the Cotswald hills from the Georgian City of Bath to the historic small town of Chipping Campden. This southern Cotswald Way walk offers a variety of scenery, from hilltop viewpoints to valley woodlands, through villages and farmland and finishes at Wotton-under-Edge. From the Abbey churchyard, by the Roman Baths in Bath. You walk up onto the hills that surround this town and move through the tiny villages of Cold Ashton, Tormarton and settle for the night below ancient monuments such as the pre-historic Hill Fort at Old Sodbury and the occasional Long Barrow. Now the scenery gets more impressive, with views out to the Bristol Channel and Wales. You finish at the delightful Cotswald town of Wotton-under-Edge. A taxi is included from Wotton under Edge to Yate railway station on your final morning.

You stop in country guesthouses, farmhouses and inns along the way, where accommodation is available in twin, double or single rooms, all with en-suite facilities.

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Sample schedule

START: Bath is about 11 miles south-east of Bristol.

 

FINISH: Wotton-under-Edge is about 10 miles south-west of Gloucester.

DAY ONE: Arrival at Bath. You can arrive at the guesthouse anytime after 3pm.
Dinner is usually served in hotels and pubs between 7pm - 9pm (not included in tour price). Overnight at Bath, Gloucestershire, England.

 

4 night Cotswald Way Bath to Wotton under Edge England. Mellow yellow stone houses and thatched roofs make an idyllic walk in the Cotswalds, England.

 

DAY TWO: Walking from Bath to Cold Ashton. 10 miles (16km). You leave the City of Bath behind and below you as you cross the golf course and walk through farms and small woods onto Lansdown Hill. Past the Granville Monument before dropping down to the village of Cold Ashton and across the fields to Pennsylvania. Dinner (included in the tour price) is taken at the accommodation (there is no nearby pub or restaurant). Overnight at Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire, England.

DAY THREE: Walking from Marshfield to Old Sodbury. 8.5 miles (13.5km). You pass through Dyrham with its Deer Park. Now you rise up steeply through fields and cross the busy main road to the West Country to arrive at the village of Tormarton. Now you descend to Old Sodbury through the Capability Brown designed park of Dodington House. Your hotel lies above the village, where the young Queen Elizabeth was once stranded overnight by snowdrifts. Dinner can be taken at the hotel (not included in the tour price). Overnight at Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England.

DAY FOUR: Walking from Old Sodbury to Wotton-under-Edge. 13 miles (20.5km). You go through Old Sodbury Hill Fort and the rest of the day is across farmland and the woodlands around Kilcott and Wortley Hill. You walk pass a Long Barrow on Blackquarries Hill before descending to Wotton-under-Edge for the night. Dinner can be taken at any of the nearby pubs or restaurants (not included in the tour price). Overnight at Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England.

DAY FIVE: Departure. The tour finishes from Wotton-under-Edge after breakfast. You will be transported to Yate rail station (included in tour price).

Travel Description

RAIL TRAVEL from LONDON or HEATHROW to BATH (NOT included in tour price): Bath Spa is the nearest rail station, which is served by trains every 30 minutes from Heathrow airport. Presently the 09:55am arrives Bath Spa 12:00 (change Paddington), the next at 10:25am arrives 12:37pm(change Paddington) and the next at 10:55am arrives 13:08pm (change Paddington).
Presently a single supersaver train ticket booked on-line in advance costs £43, a standard ticket purchased on day of travel costs £51. You will require a taxi for the short distance to the hotel.

RETURN from WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE to YATE (included in tour price): Yate is the nearest rail station to Wotton under Edge. You and your luggage will be collected after breakfast and transported to the rail station.

RAIL TRAVEL from YATE to LONDON (NOT included in tour price). Presently the 07:58am train arrives London (Paddington) at 09:59am (change Bristol Parkway), the next at 09:27am arrives 11:34am (change Bristol Parkway and the next at 10:39am arrives 12:30pm (change Bristol Parkway).
Presently a single supersaver train ticket booked on-line in advance costs £26.50, a standard ticket purchased on day of travel costs £41.

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Grade

C

Grade Description

GRADE C: Between 9 - 12 miles (14 - 19kms) a day (the occasional day may be shorter or longer than these depending on location of suitable accommodation). Strong waterproof walking boots are desirable. A strong waterproof Jacket and overtrousers are recommended to protect you from rain and cold winds. This tour goes through some areas of remote habitation, and high mountains. You will do up to 2500 feet of ascent and/or descent a day. You will be walking through Farms and walking on Trackless Moorland. You will start walking about 9:30am and finish at approx. 5pm.

For safety reasons, you must be extremely proficient if you intend to walk alone. We strongly suggest against this. Ask yourself can you walk for hours, in driving rain and low visibility, confident in your map reading skills and morale boosting abilities? A friend in need is almost essential.

These grades are for guidance only. For any grade, depending on weather conditions, it may at times be damp underfoot, so waterproof boots are preferable.

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We got home safe and sound, completely uneventfully, which is always fine with us.

But we still dream of walking in England. I anticipated some strenuous walking – although we did it all! – and hoped it would be as lovely as we remembered – it was! My favorites were the Dales, of course, and the Moors with all those nesting birds, But what I didn’t expect were all the lovely friendships along the way. That part was special. Also all the Jubilee preparations.

The treat at the end was meeting you, of course. Thank you for everything!

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