Just as every stick has two ends, every trail has two as well. And still there’s usually a most common way to go on a hike on a well known trail. For example Cotswold Way, England’s national trail, is usually done North to South, but this does not mean that’s the right way to do it.
Chipping Campden in the North is a small market town where most of the people start their Cotswold Way journey. This elegant and picturesque small city is perfect for a short runaway from reality. Oh but Bath in the South is a famous historical town with stunning architectural heritage incorporated into everyday western culture life.
Here’s the place where you need to choose what’s better for you. Weather you want to enjoy the beautiful old town of Bath full of energy before you start hiking, or to runaway from bigger towns for a while and have an easy lazy day or two in Chipping Campden before you start the Cotswold adventure.
So do not trust the opinion online saying you must start it in the North. Do your research and decide on your own.
And don’t forget TrailSmart app is here to help you wherever you decide you start the hike!
P.S. Thank you for the pictures, Sarah and Dave: