Day 4 Cotswold Way - Painswick to Wotton Under Edge - 4th July 2018

Wednesday 4th July 2018

The day after the night before - sore heads all round.

Another very hot (and long) day where we cross the halfway point of the Cotswold Way. In and out of the woods again as we visit Haresfield Beacon, Stonehouse, Kings Stanley and Dursley before arriving at Wotton-under-Edge. We had originally considered a taxi from Dursley to Wotton and then back again the next day - but we all said we would see how we felt at the time. Well after a pint in a pub in the very 'average' Dursley - where the barman called us 'Ramblers' !! can you believe it ! the lad was skating on thin ice with that remark. We were all feeling fine (apart from Paul who's never okay), so pressed on - it was the right decision.

I'd say that this was probably the hardest day of the entire walk for us - maybe too long and plenty of ascent to consider. If Dursley had had a better write up - then that would have been the best place to stop for the night - but Wotton looked a better stopover option, maybe we were wrong, we will never know.

Dave & Sian joined us in Wotton to bring glamour to the group and also raise the rate of alcohol consumption to their usual expectations.

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Distance: 23.1 miles
Duration: 9:45 hours
Ascent: 3695 ft
Difficulty: Hard
Accompanied By: Paul, Davy & Brian
Weather: Very Hot & Sunny

3D outline of route