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Cotswold Way Trailblazer Guide

Cotswold Way Trailblazer Guide

by: Tricia and Bob Hayne and Henry Stedman
This guide describes the 102 mile Cotswold Way National Trail in a north to south direction from Chipping Norton to Bath, following the beautiful Cotswold escarpment for much of its course. It leads through quintessentially English countryside with villages of honey-coloured stone, open farmland and ancient beech woods, to the city of Bath.

One of the strengths of Trailblazer guides is the mapping and this guide includes 44 detailed walking maps at the large scale of 1:20,000, making route finding easy. The unique mapping features include walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat and points of interest. These are not general purpose maps but fully edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers. The maps are supported by detailed route descriptions.

Itineraries cover hiking the 102mile route in its entirety or sampling the delights on day walks or short breaks and include detailed public transport information for all access points. There is practical information for all budgets, what to see, where to stay, where to eat including pubs, hotels, B&B, camping and hostels. The introductory chapters also include planning the walk, the environment and nature, and there are some nice colour plates of wildlife. Also included are guides to Chipping Campden, Broadway, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Painswick, Dursley, Bath plus 40 other towns and villages.

The guide describes the route in 12 main stages as follows:
Chipping Campden to Broadway - 6 miles
Broadway to Winchcombe - 12 miles
Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill - 6 miles
Cleeve Hill to Leckhampton Hill - 9.5 miles
Leckhampton Hill to Birdlip - 5.75 miles
Birdlip to Painswick - 6.75 miles
Painswick to Stonehouse - 8.5 miles
Stonehouse to Dursley - 9.5 miles
Dursley to Wotton-under-Edge - 6.75 miles
Wotton-under-Edge to Old Sodbury - 12.25 miles
Old Sodbury to Cold Ashton - 8.5 miles
Cold Ashton to Bath - 10 miles

ISBN 9781912716043 Pages 201 (2019) 120mm x 180mm

Price: 12.50