Cotswolds

Description

The charm of the Cotswold lies in its stone, the yellowish sandy chalk from which the inhabitants built their homes and villages. This is only one of its outstanding features. Others are its fertile woods and grazing lands, the fine views west over the Severn Valley where the chalk hills suddenly break down. There are many neolithic and iron age forts and settlements. Exploring the Cotswolds is best done on the Cotswold Way, a National Trail. The whole of the Cotswold is Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Thames Path Map Booklet
  • Map of the 180 mile (288km) Thames Path National Trail, from London's Thames Barrier to the river's source near Cirencester in Gloucestershire. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. The easy riverside route takes around two weeks to walk. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • The Thames Path Map Booklet
  • The Thames Path from the the river`s source to Erith in south-east London on mapping at 1:25,000 from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series in a pocket-size booklet from Cicerone Press. The 288km / 180-mile trail is presented with a route profile, plus summaries for each section showing GPS coordinates for the start and finish, distance and... Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The National Trails
  • This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
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Netherlands
2015
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2008
  • Walking in the Thames Valley
  • Walking in the Thames Valley describes 25 adventurous day walks in the area covering the North Hampshire Downs, Berkshire and the Southern Chilterns with easy access to London and Reading. The circular walks vary from 10 to 18 miles, including one 2-day walk, as well as shorter route options for those who want a less strenuous day out. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2008
  • Thames Valley Walking (25 circular walks)
  • Steve Davison Cicerone guide to Walking in the Thames Valley is a comprehensive exploration of walking opportunities in the countryside of the Upper Thames. The countryside that the Thames flows through includes the Southern Chilterns, Berkshire, Lambourn and North Hampshire Downs and Southern Oxfordshire, all within easy reach of Reading,... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2008
  • Walking in the Thames Valley
  • Walking in the Thames Valley describes 25 adventurous day walks in the area covering the North Hampshire Downs, Berkshire and the Southern Chilterns with easy access to London and Reading. The circular walks vary from 10 to 18 miles, including one two-day walk, as well as shorter route options for those who want a less strenuous day out. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Thames Valley | Cicerone
  • Walking in the Thames Valley describes 25 adventurous day walks in the area covering the North Hampshire Downs, Berkshire and the Southern Chilterns with easy access to London and Reading. The circular walks vary from 10 to 18 miles, including one two-day walk, as well as shorter route options for those who want a less strenuous day out. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cotswold Way: An Archaeological Walking Guide
  • The Cotswold Way crosses some of the most densely populated and varied landscapes from the each period of the past. The route also has some nationally important archaeological sites along, behind and in front of it. This book introduces the serious trail walker or the local `single-stretch` day rambler to the types of archaeological monuments... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Rick Steves Best of England (Second Edition)
  • Hit England`s can`t-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of England!Expert advice from Rick Steves on what`s worth your time and moneyTwo-day itineraries covering London, Bath, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Liverpool, the Lake District, and YorkRick`s tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wiltshire - Kiddiwalks
  • Twenty short circular walks designed especially for children. They include routes at the Cotswold Water Park, Savernake Forestm the Westbury White Horsem Wardour Castle and Old Sarum. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path in the Country: From the Source to Hampton Court National Trail
  • Thames Path in the Country, a 235-km / 147 mile route from the source to Hampton Court in London in a series of walking guides to the National Trails in England and Wales with colour extracts from the Ordnance Survey`s Explorer series at 1:25,000 showing points along the route cross-referenced to the text. The maps also indicate nearby places... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • River Thames & Thames Path Heron Map
  • This tourist map of the River Thames and Thames Path covers from its source, just outside Kemble in Gloucestershire, to the Thames Barrier at 1:55,000, with detailed town plans of Lechlade, Oxford, Abingdon, Wallingford, Henley-on-Thames, central Reading, Windsor and Eton, Marlow and Kingston upon Thames at 1:12,500. The Thames and Severn Canal... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Big Walks of London
  • The Big Walks of London by John Merrill is a guidebook to the capitals major walking routes. London has an incredible variety of walks and trails, and this guidebook presents more than twenty long walks through the city, ranging from 7 to 150 miles, and includes the Thames Path, the London Loop and the Capital Ring. Each walk section is... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Discover the Cotswolds
  • The 20 walks included in this book are chosen to see a wide range of Cotswold towns and villages and to walk across stunning scenery and visit many historic locations. It has been a particular village, landscape or historic feature which has determined the choice of walks, including such locations as the Roman villa at Chedworth, the old canal... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walks along the Thames Path
  • Featuring 25 circular walks, Walks along the Thames Path, takes in beautiful countryside, busy towns, historic palaces and cost pubs, with nearby places of interested included as optional extras. The fascinating text reveals the architecture, flora and fauna, cultural points of interest and historical connections to be found en route. As the... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cycle Tours Around Oxford
  • Oxford has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the country. This spiral-bound guide describes 20 wonderful bike rides in the countryside in a 30-mile radius around the city, exploring the delights of the Cotswolds, the Lambourn Downs and the Chilterns. The book contains 15 rides on networks of quiet lanes... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Cotswolds & Gloucestershire OS Tour Map 8
  • Cotswolds and Gloucestershire presented at 1:100,000 on an indexed Ordnance Survey Tour Map with extensive tourist information including highlighting for national and regional cycle routes. Town navigation maps show main traffic arteries, tourist facilities and sights in Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Cinderford, Cirencester,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • England Coast Path Adventure Map - Minehead to Brean Down
  • The A-Z Adventure Series of maps combines the best of OS and A-Z, creating the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.This official Minehead to Brean Down Adventure Map covers a 58 mile (93km) section of the England Coast Path, a new National Trail around England`s coast.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cheltenham and Cirencester 1919
  • Map No. 163, Cheltenham and Cirencester 1919, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Swindon and Devizes 1817-1830
  • Map No. 173, Swindon and Devizes 1817-1830, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Luxembourg North
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cotswold Way Adventure Atlas
  • The Cotswold Way Adventure Atlas, presenting the 102 miles / 163 km long hiking route between Bath and Chipping Campden on mapping at 1:25,000 in a series of handy A5 size Adventure Atlases from Geographers` A-Z Map Company with cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. To see other titles in this series please click on the series... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Swindon and Devizes 1919
  • Map No. 173, Swindon and Devizes 1919, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet lines... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Luxembourg South
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Swindon and Devizes 1898-1899
  • Map No. 173, Swindon and Devizes 1898-1899, in the Cassini Historical Series of old Ordnance Survey mapping of England and Wales at 1:50,000 in a format designed to offer a convenient comparison with the present day coverage from the OS, and most locations in three different editions. Old historical maps have been combined so that the sheet... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Heart of the Cotswolds
  • The Cotswolds is quintessentially English, with its rich cultural history, medieval `wool` churches and charming domestic architecture of stone, slate and thatch. The book offers three options for walking in the heart of this wonderful area: a 94-mile (151-km) grand tour starting from Cheltenham, and two shorter circuits. These options cater... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Cotswold Off-Road Bike Routes
  • Selected areas of the Cotswolds on a laminated and waterproof map from Goldeneye presenting 10 specially chosen off-road circular routes highlighted on contoured map extracts at scales around 1:25,000 / 1:50,000, annotated with directions and accompanied by brief descriptions.Map extracts cover circuits from/around: Bidbury, Bisley – Edgeworth... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Cotswolds AA Walker`s Map 8
  • The Cotswolds at 1:25,000 in a series of Walker’s Maps published by the AA with the cartography from the Ordnance Survey’s Explorer series. The map is double-sided and coverage includes Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, etc.Maps in the AA Walker’s series are identical to the OS Explorer... Read more
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  • Cotswold Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The Cotswold Way, a 164km / 102 mile National Trail from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on nine panels, with additional small street plans of Chipping Campden and Bath.Maps in the Harvey’s series covering Great... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Cotswold Way XT40
  • The Cotswold Way, a 164km / 102 mile National Trail from Chipping Campden in the north to Bath in the south, presented at 1:40,000 on a light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on nine panels, with additional small street plans of Chipping Campden and Bath.Maps in the Harvey Read more
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Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Cotswolds in Comfort
  • Walking holiday between the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds, in charming country hotels and inns. Experience the very best of the Cotswolds, staying at select country hotels and charming inns, well known for their comfort and welcome. Begin in Moreton-in-Marsh, a bustling market town and from here head south through the classic Cotswold... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Short Break: Henley-on-Thames to Windsor
  • A self guided short break walking tour from Henley-on-Thames to Windsor. Take a short walking break on England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the world-renowned regatta town of Henley-on-Thames to Windsor, home to the royal palace. As John Elliott Burns (1858-1943) said, “The Thames is liquid history”. It has inspired authors, poets... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walk Shakespeare's Way - Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford
  • Self guided walking tour on Shakespeare's Way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford. Follow in the footsteps of the bard as you walk on The Shakespeare’s Way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford. William Shakespeare himself would have walked this trail between his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to the City of London. Your journey starts in... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Cotswold Way Self Guided Walking Holidays
  • Follow the Cotswold Way through some of England's most beautiful countryside. The Cotswold Way, one of England's finest National Trails takes you from Chipping Campden, all the way to Bath, through quintessential English countryside. Almost the entire trail runs through the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and passes through a... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Cotswold Round - North Cotswolds Circular Walks
  • A circular walking tour of the Cotswolds with plenty of walking each day. Starting in the Regency town of Cheltenham this circular walk links the picturesque towns of the North Cotswolds with some of the most scenic walking in England. Walk between the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and discover why the Cotswolds are a honey pot for... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Complete
  • A self guided walking tour from The Cotswolds into the city of London. Walk England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, following footpaths through varying landscapes from its rural source in the Cotswolds, all the way into the capital city of London. The Thames is a river that is responsible for London’s very existence and as John Elliott Burns... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Escape to the Cotswolds
  • Short Break in the Cotswolds. Walking from Chipping Campden to Dowdeswell. Explore the Highlights of the Cotswolds Way on this walking holiday through quintessential England. You will explore the Chocolate-box Cotswold villages of Broadway and Stanton as well as a host of interesting historical sights. The Cotswold Way is one of the UK's finest... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path West - The Cotswolds
  • A self guided walking tour from The Cotswolds into the city of Oxford. Walk England’s Thames Path West through the Cotswolds, where it originates, into one of the world’s most historic university cities, Oxford. On this stretch of the Thames Path, a National Trail, you will experience classically British rural landscapes; meadows, woodland... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Cotswold Trail
  • Self guided walking tour of the North Cotswolds. Walk between the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds and discover why the Cotswolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trail meanders through the beautiful rolling Cotswold countryside visiting honey coloured villages, historic houses, immaculate gardens and ancient... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Central - Oxford to Windsor
  • A self guided walking tour from along the River Thames from Oxford to Windsor. Follow riverside trails on England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the university city of Oxford to Windsor. As John Elliott Burns (1858-1943) said, “The Thames is liquid history”. It has inspired authors, poets and painters alike and you can contemplate life... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Cotswold Short Break
  • Short Break in the Cotswolds. Moreton-in-Marsh to Bourton-on-the-Water. A Cotswold Short Break walking through quintessential English villages and countryside. Discover why the Cotswolds are a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and follow trails through green rolling landscapes visiting honey-coloured villages, historic houses and... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path East - Windsor to the Thames Barrier
  • A self guided walking tour from Windsor into the heart of London. Walk England’s Thames Path East, a National Trail, from Windsor, dominated by its royal castle and into the capital city of London. Pass areas of great historic and royal significance such as Windsor Castle, Runnymede and Hampton Court Palace. The Thames is a river that is... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Short Break: Oxford to Pangbourne
  • A self guided short break walking tour from Oxford to Pangbourne. Take a short break walking England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the university city of Oxford to the captivating village of Pangbourne. Oxford is one of the world’s most famous university cities, the oldest college buildings dating back to 1300, generally honey-coloured... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Groot-Brittannië - Cotswolds
  • De Cotswolds, een pareltje van Engels erfgoed, een Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pittoreske dorpjes als Chipping Campden en Broadway liggen verstopt in dit glooiend heuvelland van midden Engeland. Relaxte wandelingen naar een van de vele schitterende landhuizen en tuinen, zoals Batsford Arboretum, Mill Dene Garden, Hidcote Manor Garden en... Read more
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