Walking the Cotswold Way
 
The Cotswold Way is shown below:

Cotswold Way, Walking, cleeve hill hotel cheltenhamThe Hotel is located approximately 100m from the Path of Cotswold Way and much of the accommodation backs straight onto Cleeve Common.  Therefore we are an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds on foot, whether you are planning to complete the Cotswold Way or just wish to escape into the countryside for a while.
 
If you are walking on to another hotel along the Cotswold Way you might like to know that we offer a luggage transfer service and a choice of packed lunches, for a modest fee.
 
You will also find a restaurant, pub and bar within 5 minutes walk, with stunning views across the Vale of Evesham.
 
The History
 
The Cotswold Way route was first promulgated some 50 years ago by Gloucestershire-area Ramblers, of which Tony Drake of Cheltenham area and the late Cyril Trenfield of the South Gloucestershire  area were principals. Although recognised as a suitable route for a National Trail in due course, the path was initially sponsored by Gloucestershire County Council, who had no powers of footpath creation, and so used only existing rights of way.
 
An early guide to the Way, in the hand-drawn pictorial style of Alfred Wainwright was produced by another Cheltenham-area rambler, Mark Richards, in 1973 (excerpt from Wikipedia)
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