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Cotswold Way Challenge

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge - with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between!

The Cotswold Way trekking challenge provides fantastic views.

Event details

2025 TBC


Full 100km / 75km / Half 50km / Quarter 25km / 10km

Registration fees
Full £40 (other options available)

Fundraising target
Full £575 (other fundraising options available)

About this event

The basecamp in Cirencester is the hub for a 100km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, which provides a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves. 

There are rolling hills, villages, the magical Cotswold Way, footpaths and trails, with some fabulous views en route - and a few tough hills in between!

You'll get full support and hospitality, including optional university-style accommodation at the basecamp, and with half and quarter distance challenges also - there's a Cotswold Way Challenge for everyone.

The Cotswold Way Challenge 2024 has taken place and applications for 2025 are not yet open. You can find out more about the event below or find another challenge.


Event highlights

  • Finishers medal and t-shirt
  • Snacks, drinks and hot food provided
  • Covered rest stops every 12.5km
  • Fully signed route with medics and marshals

Support from us

We'll be there to help you every step of the way. If you join Team Animal you'll receive:

  • Team Animal trekking t-shirt made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Dedicated fundraising support from our friendly events team.
  • Fundraising materials to help you reach your target.
  • Helpful training advice for your trek.
  • A Facebook page to chat with your fellow trekkers.