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Laura Paterson
Laura Paterson

How many days to walk the Cotswold Way?

The Cotswold Way explores the quintessential English countryside of the Cotswolds which makes it one of our most popular walking holidays in England. There is certainly plenty to discover along the trail. One question that people always ask is how long do they need to walk the Cotswold Way? How long you take to complete the trail depends on how much exploring you would like to do along the way and also how much time you have available.  Here at Macs Adventure we offer seven itineraries for the Cotswold Way so rest assured that whether you like to take your time or whether you are looking for a challenge there will be something to suit you. You can choose to walk the full 102 miles of the Cotswold Way in anything from six to ten days. We are also happy to tailor-make any of our itineraries to individual requirements, so just ask! 

To get the most from your time in the Cotswolds we would recommend taking eight or nine walking days to complete the trail. Alternatively, if you are short of time then you may choose to split the walk up and do either the North or South section, meaning you can return later to do the other half!

8 Days & 7 Nights

This itinerary is perfect for experienced hikers looking to cover plenty of distance each day.  It doesn't allow much time to take in the sites but it's great if you are limited on time. With a daily average of  17 miles, it's definitely more challenging.

9 Days & 8 Nights

Walking the Cotswold Way over 9 days is our recommended, and most popular, itinerary. Fantastic hiking with lots of time to explore and relax.

10 Days & 9 Nights

With 8 full hiking days, you can make the most out of your time in the Cotswolds, adding in stopovers in Seven Springs and the beautiful and historic village of Painswick.

 11 Days & 10 Nights

This itinerary splits up the 15-mile journey to Tomarton into two smaller sections with overnight stays in Old Sodbury and Cold Ashton, leaving you with more time to explore the sites. Perfect if you have a bit of extra time to spare.

12 Days & 11 Nights

Gentle hiking with an average of 10 miles per day, leaving you with ample time for long and leisurely lunches. Walking in England doesn't get better than this!

5 Days & 6 Nights - The North

Experience the best of the pretty quintessential villages on the Cotswold Way.

5 Days & 6 Nights - The South

5 days gives you plenty of time to explore the highlights on the southern section of the Cotswold Way.

If you would like any more information on the Cotswold Way or any other walking holiday in England, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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