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Cotswold Round

Bath & NE Somerset, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, S Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

349 km / 217 miles
Devised by the Macmillan Way Association for the purpose of raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Relief the Round comprises the Cross Cotswold Pathway (86 miles) from Banbury to Bath, a suggested turn north along the Cotswold Way National Trail to Chipping Campden, and then a return to Banbury by way of the Cotswold Link (21 miles). The Pathway is based largely on the Macmillan Way and the Link is coincident in parts with the Heart of England Way.

UPDATE May 2023:
Re-alignment of the 3-mile single-carriageway stretch of the A417 between Air Balloon roundabout (SO 935161) and the Cowley roundabout (SO 949134) is scheduled to begin in the Autumn of 2023. Large parts of the existing road will be 'repurposed' into a multi-user (walkers, cyclists, horse riders) Right of Way. The Cotswold Round will either be incorporated into, or cross, the re-designated route.


Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Cotswold Way/Macmillan Way marks, these sections only
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SP453405 - Banbury Cross, Oxfordshire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Cotswold Link  (Macmillan Ways Association )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 150, 151, 162, 163, 172, 173
OS Landranger Active 150, 151, 162, 163, 172, 173
OS Explorer 14, 45, 155, 156, 167, 168, 179, 191, 205, 206
OS Explorer Active 14, 45, 155, 156, 167, 168, 179, 191, 205, 206

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Walkers are Welcome
5 km
41 km
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3 km
131 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
145 km
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< 1 km
146 km
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153 km
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< 1 km
207 km
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< 1 km
279 km

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Route Profile:

349.1 km (216.9 miles)
7,555 m (24,787 ft) ascent
319 m (1,047 ft)  maximum height

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