Walking the Cotswold Way Path  -  102 miles

Done in stages during 2015

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The Cotswold Way is a long distance footpath from Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, in the north to The city of Bath in the south. Total length is 102 miles (163 km). The path follows already established paths and keeps mostly to high ground.  It passes through several of the well known and pictureesque towns and village in the Cotswold (Broadway, Cheltenham, Stroud, Chipping Sodbury).   The route is described in various guide books. Elaine used the Official National Trail Guide written by Anthony Burton and published by Aurum Press Ltd in association with Natural England.

The path is well marked with signposts bearing the acorn symbol, so one should not get lost although one may come across occasional and temporary alterations, or new bridges over streams, which may not be mentioned in the guide. 

The intention from the start was to walk the path as time and circumstances allowed, sometimes a single day, sometimes a week-end or longer. As far as possible, Elaine was to use public transport to get to and from the stage points, particularly in the first few days.  Otherwise, husband Edwin, was to be transporter, setting her down at the start of each section and picking up at the end; possibly meeting during the section. An arthritic knee prevented him participating fully.