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Discussion Forum - Events - Cotswold Way


Author: Peter Haslam
Posted: Thu 19th Jan 2006, 10:31
Joined: 1992
Local Group: East Lancashire
Thanks Nicky, see you on That's Lyth, can you take any info to the start?

Thanks Andrew, all help and info welcome
Author: Nicky Wood
Posted: Wed 18th Jan 2006, 22:25
Joined: 1993
Local Group: Lakeland
Hi Peter, Nicky Wood here, currently of Lake District, but hey, you must have forgotten I'm from the Cotswolds - I come from Winchcombe North Cotswolds. I know the Northern Cotswolds like the back of my hand (what's that). Good accommodation available in Winchcombe 18 miles into the route, and at Campben at the start. I stayed at Campden at the old Bakehouse B and B Lower High Street, nice. Tea shops in Campden and also in Winchcombe. Good food at the Corner Cupboard in Winchcombe (pub also does some accommodation I think). Or the White Hart Pub. Then you can walk on to Severn Springs where there is a hotel in middle of no where or on to the next hotel which is the hot air baloon, close to Birdlip, or even a little further (I did this) to the Goerge Hotel at Birdlip. All nice. Then we walked on to Dursley and stayed at a B and B there, but not great town to eat out in. I'd say better to stay at Severn Springs hotel after Winchcombe, then go on to Painswick (nice town, few pubs and cafes, famous for yew trees in church yard) and then walk on beyond Dursley the next day. Perhaps somewhere at Wooton under edge. Old Sodbury is quite nice and has a pub.

I can lend you The Cotswold Way Recreational Guide and the RIchard Sale Guide to the Cotswold Way - if you are heading up to your place in the lakes, arrange to call in and see me at the visitor centre. Email: Nickywood1@yahoo.co.uk Good luck hope this helps. From your friendly tourist info centres manager (well, I was, till the bosses closed half of em - another story, another day)
Author: Andrew Clabon
Posted: Fri 13th Jan 2006, 14:50
Joined: 1982
Local Group: South Wales
Peter,

I live in Bristol so know the southern section.

The answer is there is not a lot. Working north from Bath I can think of the following:

Cold Ashton - nothing to my knowledge.
Pennsylvania - garage for snacks etc.
Dyrham - nothing to my knowledge.
M5 junc 18 - might be a catering caravan in the picnic site on the south side of the junction.
Tormarton - Pub does meals.
Old Sodbury - Pub does meals, village shop/post office down A432 about 200 yds.
Horton - nothing to my knowledge.
Hawkesbury Upton - Pub, should be big enough for a shop but I can't think of one.
Hillesley - don't know.
Wootton-under-edge - small town but I couldn't find a tea shop some years ago.
Dursley - small town.
Uley - Pub at the top end of the village by the church if you fancy a detour. I've sat on the green at the front before now.
I'm struggling now.
Little up to Stroud.
Painswick - pubs and shops, should be tea room somewhere.

You might try the following:
http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/cotswold.html
or
http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Cotswold/index.asp?PageId=1

Sorry I can't help further.

Enjoy your walk. May should be good, trees not in full leaf.
Author: Peter Haslam
Posted: Mon 19th Dec 2005, 19:12
Joined: 1992
Local Group: East Lancashire
Four East Lancs members are walking the Way in early May. We know the Way is being upgraded in 2007, and we are finding information not easy to come accross. Any pointers out there?
Which guide book to choose? Good pubs,tea rooms, B&B's.

Most of our other week long walks have taken place "Ooop North" and we always found lots of info. Have we been spoilt?

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