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National Trail AcornCotswold Way National Trail

Bath & NE Somerset, Gloucestershire, S Gloucestershire, Worcestershire

163 km / 101 miles
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) (17 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:

Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Waymark: National Trail Acorn
Attributes: National Trail (England and Wales)
Challenging
Downland/Wolds
Heritage
Start: SP150391 - Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Finish: ST751647 - Bath, Bath & NE Somerset View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2007
Web Sites: Cotswold Hall of Fame National Trails - Cotswold Way British Walks - Cotswold Way [blog] Annierak - Cotswold Way National Trail [blog] Brian's Walks - Cotswold Way [blog] Trailplanner - Cotswold Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Cotswold Way National Trail : two-way trail guide : Chipping Campden to Bath  (Cicerone Press  - 2016 )
Guidebook Cotswold Way : National Trail Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 2016 )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Long Distance Walkers Association )
Guidebook Cotswold Way: Chipping Campden to Bath  (Trailblazer Publications  - 2016 )
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )
Guidebook Cotswold Way  (Reardon Publishing  - 1995 )
Guidebook The Cotswold Way : an archaeological walking guide  (History Press  - 2013 )
Guidebook The Cotswold Way : the complete walker's guide  (Penguin Books Ltd  - 1984 )
General Interest Book Magic of the Cotswold Way  (Sutton Publishing  - 1996 )
General Interest Book Big walks of Great Britain  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2007 )
General Interest Book Walking distance: extraordinary hikes for ordinary people  (Oregon State University Press  - 2012 )
General Interest Book Big walks of the south  (Summersdale Publishers  - 2010 )
Badge Badge for National Trails  (Walk Unlimited )
External download Exploring the Cotswold Way National Trail : six walks in South Gloucestershire  (South Gloucestershire Council  - 2007 ) Download
Other Cotswold Way video guide  (TV walks )
Guidebook The National Trails : 19 long-distance routes through England, Scotland and Wales  (Cicerone Press  - 2015 )
Other National Trail mug  (Trails Shop )
Badge Cotswold Way enamel badge  (Trails Shop )
Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Walk Unlimited )
Other Cotswold Way hiking t-shirt  (Trails Shop )

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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 150, 151, 162, 163, 172
OS Landranger Active 150, 151, 162, 163, 172
OS Explorer 14, 45, 155, 167, 168, 179
OS Explorer Active 14, 45, 155, 167, 168, 179
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Cotswold Way (Harvey Maps - 2017)
A-Z Adventure Atlas
Cotswold Way Adventure Atlas (Geographers' A-Z Map Company (an imprint of HarperCollins) - 2017 2nd edition)
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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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GPX Route File
Cotswold Way National Trail GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 01/09/2020 20:13:18 - Includes North Nibley diversion
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MemoryMap Route File
Cotswold Way National Trail Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route File
Cotswold Way Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

163.8 km (101.8 miles)
4,533 m (14,872 ft) ascent
310 m (1,017 ft)  maximum height

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