The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile National Trail that runs from Chipping Campden to Bath, following the beautiful Cotwold escarpment for most of its course. The trail leads through quintessentially English countryside with little villages of honey-coloured stone to the well-known town of Bath.
- 5 town plans and 50 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, points of interest and much more
- Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over seven to eight days or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks
- Practical information for all budgets - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; Chipping Campden to Bath - where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans
- Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the Cotswold Way.
- Flora and fauna - four page full color flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife
- Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it
- Bath city guide
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About the Author
Tricia and Bob Hayne are hikers of considerable experience, having trekked in many parts of the world. For many years Tricia was editorial director of Bradt Travel Guides.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION (1) PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALK - About the Cotswold Way (History, How difficult is the Cotswold Way?, How long do you need?), Practical information for the visitor (Accommodation, Food and drink, Money, Other services, Information for foreign visitors, Walking companies), Budgeting (Accommodation, Extras), When to go (Seasons, Temperature and rainfall, Daylight hours, Annual events), Itineraries (Which direction? Highlights, Village and town facilities, Suggested itineraries, Hillwalking side trips, Mountain biking, Walking with dogs), What to take (Keep it light, How to carry it, Footwear, Clothes, Toiletries, First-aid kit, General items, Sleeping bag, Camping gear, Money, Maps, Recommended reading), Getting to and from the Cotswold Way (National transport, Getting to Britain, Local transport, Local transport map and details) Sources of further information (2) PART 2: MINIMUM IMPACT TREKKING Economic impact, Environmental impact, Access, Outdoor safety (Avoidance of hazards, Weather forecasts, Blisters, Hypothermia, Heat exhaustion and heatstroke, Sunburn) (3) PART 3: THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE Conserving the Cotswold Way (Natural Heritage, Campaigning & conservation organizations), Fauna and flora (Mammals, Reptiles, Birds, Trees, Flowers (4) PART 4: BATH City guide (Orientation, Arrival and departure, Getting around, Services, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, What to see) (5) PART 5: ROUTE GUIDE & 50 MAPS Chipping Campden to Bath (6) INDEX