England's Cotswold Way Joins IAT

In November 2012, England's Cotswold Way National Trail joined the International Appalachian Trail as an important link between southern England and eastern Wales. 

 

The 102 mile (164 km) trail of quintessentially English countryside follows the Cotswold escarpment

 

with its stunning views 

 

and charming villages,

 

 

from the World Heritage City of Bath in the south

 

to the beautiful Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden in the North.

 

 

The Cotswold Way National Trail passes through many picturesque villages and close to a significant number of historic sites, such as 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. 

To learn more about the Cotswold Way National Trail, visit their website

.... or take a walk along the escarpment!