The Cotswold Way runs for 100 or so miles (160km) between Chipping Campden and Bath. If you are looking for a slightly shorter walk (anything between 2-6 miles) there are a series of circular routes based on the locations on The Cotswold Way. Going roughly north to south, these are:
Stinchcombe (Friendship Trail)
Walk into Bath
For full details and maps, download the routes at
The Cotswolds have moved on a little from the days when a Barbour coat or Hunter wellies were issued as standard, but this is still a place where horses and dogs are loved and fussed over. Here’s our pick of great places to be with your dog, some longer walks and a few pubs where lunch is also a case of bone appétit.
Top9 Places to visit with your dog – our pick of canine friendly attractions. Not all of them are 100% open to free range dogs but these are great places to go, even on a lead.
Around Broadway Tower www.broadwaytower.co.uk
Batsford Arboretum www.batsarb.co.uk
Blenheim Palace Park www.blenheimpalace.com
Cotswold Water Park www.waterpark.org
Snowshill Lavender www.cotswoldlavender.co.uk
Stanway House and Fountain www.stanwayfountain.co.uk
Crickley Hill www.nationaltrust.org.uk/crickley-hill
Westonbirt Arboretum www.forestryengland.uk/westonbirt-the-national-arboretum
Woodchester Park www.woodchestermansion.org.uk
Space outdoors, easy ambience and dogloving owners. All those things that make a pub a proper country pub.
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