The Cotswold Way starts in Chipping Campden
The Cotswold Way is a long-distance walking trail that runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north and the city of Bath in the south. The Trail is 102 miles (164 km) long and runs for most of its length on the Cotswold escarpment. It passes through many picturesque villages and is close to a significant number of historic sites, for example, the Roman heritage at Bath, the Neolithic burial chamber at Belas Knap, Sudeley Castle near Winchcombe, Hailes Abbey and many beautiful churches and historic houses. The Cotswold Way has existed as a promoted long-distance walk for over 30 years. Following many years of lobbying by the Ramblers Association and others, its special qualities have been recognised and in 1998 the government approved its development as a National Trail. The Cotswold Way was formally launched as a National Trail in May 2007. This designation is a very special one and there are only a few other Trails in England with this special grading. Information about the others can be found on the main National Trail website www.nationaltrail.co.uk.
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