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About this book
About this book
Guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail between Chipping Campden and Bath through the Cotswolds in both directions. The route became a National Trail in May 2007, despite the fact that this much-loved long distance trail has been in existence for more than 35 years, and as such it benefits from fresh waymarking and signing, realigned or improved footpaths, and the provision of numerous kissing gates in place of stiles. What remains unchanged is the matchless series of landscapes and idyllic villages that help make the Cotswolds one of Britain's finest regions, and ensure that the 102 mile (164km) journey is a joy from start to finish.
Introduction; The Cotswold Way; How to get there; Accommodation; Recommended maps; Using the guide; The Cotswolds; The Country Code; Information at a glance; Southbound Route: Chipping Campden to Bath; Introduction; Section 1 Chipping Campden to Stanton; Section 2 Stanton to Winchcombe; Section 3 Winchcombe to Cleeve Hill; Section 4 Cleeve Hill to Dowdeswell (A40); Section 5 Dowdeswell (A40) to Birdlip; Section 6 Birdlip to Painswick; Section 7 Painswick to Middleyard (King's Stanley); Section 8 Middleyard (King's Stanley) to Dursley; Section 9 Dursley to Wotton-under-Edge; Section 10 Wotton-under-Edge to Hawkesbury Upton; Section 11 Hawkesbury Upton to Tormarton; Section 12 Tormarton to Cold Ashton; Section 13 Cold Ashton to Bath; Northbound Route: Bath to Chipping Campden; Introduction; Section 1 Bath to Cold Ashton; Section 2 Cold Ashton to Tormarton; Section 3 Tormarton to Hawkesbury Upton; Section 4 Hawkesbury Upton to Wotton-under-Edge; Section 5 Wotton-under-Edge to Dursley; Section 6 Dursley to Middleyard (King's Stanley); Section 7 Middleyard (King's Stanley) to Painswick; Section 8 Painswick to Birdlip; Section 9 Birdlip to Dowdeswell (A40); Section 10 Dowdeswell (A40) to Cleeve Hill; Section 11 Cleeve Hill to Winchcombe; Section 12 Winchcombe to Stanton; Section 13 Stanton to Chipping Campden; Appendices; Appendix A: Useful addresses; Appendix B: Public transport information; Appendix C: Recommended further reading; Appendix D: Section by section southwards; Appendix E: Section by section northwards
Kev Reynolds, author of this guide, is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press appeared in 1978; he has since produced 27 titles for Ciceroner, with others being researched at present. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.