Where to stay on CW?

Posted by: Julie49

Where to stay on CW? - 20/04/12 08:22 PM

I hope to walk the Cotswold Way in late September or early October 2012. I will be a solo traveller and limited to about 10 miles of walking per day. I am an experienced walker, completed the GR 65 in France. This will be my first walk in the UK. I would like to know your favorite places to stay along the way. Also, would you recommend this walk for the time of year I am considering.
Thanks!
Posted by: rogere

Re: Where to stay on CW? - 23/04/12 10:37 AM

This walk should be fine for late autumn, but the UK weather is always a lottery....

Outside of the towns like Painswick, Winchcombe and Wotton under Edge, accommodation can be a bit thin on the ground, so you need to plan it carefully. Also, the start (or finish) at Chipping Camden is rather out of the way, so that can take a bit of getting to or from. The route goes through many lovely places, and Chipping Campden and Broadway are certainly two highlights.
Posted by: Julie49

Re: Where to stay on CW? - 25/04/12 09:27 PM

I anticipate the weather lottery .... be prepared. Most important was specific accommodation recommendations. I don't want/need **** but I certainly would like clean, comfortable, and pleasant. Thanks for the info.
Posted by: landryrk

Re: Where to stay on CW? - 02/08/12 10:31 PM

We did it in May 2006 in 11 days. We had difficulty dividing these 11 days into equal milage days. We found the terrain steep in places but not as challenging as the C2C.

We did not use the baggage transfer service like we did on our last walk, the Hadrian's Wall Path.

Here was our itinerary (that 3-mile day was an 'accident'. The little lady was not happy with just a three-mile day -- but there was a big hill and we watched some glider aircraft):

Day 1: Chipping Campden to Broadway (6 miles)
Windrush B&B
Station Road
1386-853577 (Evan & Judith Anderson)

Day 2: Broadway to Winchcombe (11 miles)
Oaklands B&B
16 Gretton Road
1242-602272 (Pat Anderson)

Day 3: Winchcomb to Woodmancote (8 miles)
Home Farm Cottage B&B
Stockwell Lane
1242-674935 (Jenny)

Day 4: Woodmancote to Cheltenham (9 miles)
Langett B&B
London Road
1242-820192 (Jennifer Cox)

Day 5: Cheltenham to Painswick (16 miles)
Orchard House
4 Court Orchard
1452-813150 (Barbara & David Harley)

Day 6: Painswick to Kings Stanley (9 miles)
Old Chapel B&B
Broad Street
1453-826299 (Jean Hanna)

Day 7: Kings Stanley to Nympsfield (3 miles)
St. Theresa's B&B
Front Street
1453-860531 (Ian & Chrissy Whittard)

Day 8: Nympsfild to Wotton-u-Edge (13 miles)
Old Farmhouse B&B
Alderly
7930-367621 (Sarah Shearer)

Day 9: Wotton-u-Edge to Tormarton (10 miles)
Portcullis Inn
High St
1454-218263 (Dudley - Check In after 1800)

Day 10: Tormarton to Cold Ashton (7 miles)
The Chestnuts B&B
1225-892020 (Dave, Carol & Asher Watts)

Day 11: Cold Ashton to Bath (10 miles)
Cranleigh B&B
159 Newbridge Hill
1225-310197 (Denise & Colin Potter)

I hope this helps.