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A Visitors Guide
The Cotswolds, The Most Beautiful Place In England

Walking In The Cotswolds

Long Distance Foot Paths

A brief guide to all the long distance footpaths that pass through the Cotswolds.

Thames Path

The Thames Path follows the second longest river in England more....

The Monarchs Way

The route covers about eighty miles through Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds more....

The Wysis Way

The Wysis Way provides a link between the Rivers Wye, Severn and Thames more....

The Gloucestershire Way

The Gloucestershire Way, "Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill more....

The Wardens Way

The Wardens Way is a short route of about 13 miles more....

The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is the latest National Trail and is about 100 miles long more....

The Heart of England Way

A 100 mile recreational footpath linking Cannock Chase to the Cotswolds more....

Countryside Code
  • Enjoy the countryside and respect its way of life and work
  • Guard against all risk of fires
  • Fasten all gates
  • Keep dogs under close control
  • Keep to public paths across farmland
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls
  • Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone
  • Take your litter home
  • Help keep all water clean
  • Protect wildlife, plants and trees
  • Take special care when walking on country roads
  • Make no unnecessary noise
  • Take nothing but photographs
  • Leave nothing but footprints
  • Wagging DogClean Up After Your Dog
    Be sure to keep to the correct rights of way

    Follow the coloured arrows that will guide you along the correct route. They can be found on gateposts, trees and stiles, they can be metal, plastic or painted, but always look around you to find them as the signs may be damaged or faded. All public footpaths on explorer maps are marked with a green dashed line and national trails and long distance paths are in green with diamond shapes linking the dashes.

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