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National Trail AcornCotswold Way National Trail

163 km / 101 miles

Bath NES, Glos, S Glos, Worcs
The Trail meanders along the western edge of the Cotswold Hills, mainly following the often-wooded top of this limestone escarpment, from where there are extensive views over the Severn Vale to the Malverns and the distant hills of the Mendips and the Welsh borders. It descends from time to time to visit attractive villages nestling under the shelter of the edge. It crosses stone-walled farming countryside, passing villages and country houses built from the local limestone, and many sites of archaeological interest.

The waymarked Frome Valley Walkway (18 miles and on OS mapping) provides a link from Old Sodbury via Frenchay to the confluence with the Avon in Bristol. The waymarked Jubilee Way (South Gloucestershire) (16 miles and on OS mapping) is another link from Old Sodbury but ending at the Severn Bridge.

The LDWA National Trails Register offers certificates for completers of several British National Trails.


Details:

Path Type
National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Waymark
National Trail Acorn
Attributes
National Trail (England and Wales); Downland/Wolds; Heritage
Start
SP150391 - Chipping Campden, Glos
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Finish
ST750647 - Bath, Bath NES
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Open Date
2007

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Certificate
Certificate for National Trails (Long Distance Walkers Association - 2009)
Paperback
Cotswold Way (Trailblazer Publications - 2012)
Hardback
Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Paperback
Cotswold Way (Reardon Publishing - 1995)
Illustrated Map
Paperback
Cotswold Way National Trail Companion (Reardon Publishing - 2007)
Booklet
Cotswold Way: Handbook & Accommodation List (Gloucestershire Area Ramblers - Annual)
DVD
Cotswold Way: DVD (TV walks.com - 2007)
Badge
Badge for Cotswold Way National Trail (Gloucestershire Area Ramblers)
Booklet
Jubilee Way (South Gloucestershire Council - 1992)
Paperback
Big Walks of Great Britain (Summersdale Publishers - 2007)
Booklet
Paperback
Paperback
Big Walks of the South (Summersdale Publishers - 2010)
Badge
Badge for National Trails (National Trails)

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Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap)
Cotswold Way (Harvey Maps - 2009)
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Cotswold Way Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company - 2017 2nd edition)
Map (Other)
Cotswold Way: Illustrated Map (Reardon Publishing - 1996)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Cotswold Way: Chipping Camden to Devil's Chimney (Yellow Publications - May 2016)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Cotswold Way: Devil's Chimney to Dursley (Yellow Publications - May 2016)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Cotswold Way: Dursley to Bath (Yellow Publications - May 2016)

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Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping
Cotswold Way National Trail (Anquet Maps - 2009)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale)
Cotswold Way 1:25k & 1:50k (Satmap - 2009)

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling (Sherpa Van Project)
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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Walking Holiday Company)
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Guided Walking Holidays (Footpath Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Instep Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Let's Go Walking! Ltd)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Absolute Escapes Ltd)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Mickledore Travel Ltd)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Nearwater Walking Holidays)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Walk & Cycle Britain Limited)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Westcountry Walking Holidays)
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Hotels
Noel Arms Hotel  (bookable online)
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Walkers are Welcome
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28 Km
B & B Accommodation
81 The Prom Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
54 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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87 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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101 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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155 Km
Hostel Accommodation
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163 Km
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163 Km
B & B Accommodation
Apple Tree Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
163 Km
Hostel Accommodation
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163 Km

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Route Profile:

161.1 Km (100.1 miles)
4,402 m (14,442 ft) ascent
309 m (1,014 ft)  maximum height