(image credit: Natural England / Nick Turner)
The first major route change on the Cotswold Way National Trail for three years has opened through Lineover Wood near Cheltenham.
The altered route means walkers will no longer need to negotiate a steep and hazardous path down Ravensgate Hill and will instead be able to use existing footpaths through Lineover Wood which allow for a safer and more manageable descent.
Trail users will also benefit from a wider range of views along the new route, which was developed by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens – the volunteer arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board which helps conserve and enhance the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Maps and new directions for the route running north to south and south to north are available on the Cotswold Way National Trail website.
The Cotswold Way runs for 102 miles from Chipping Camden to Bath and is one of 15 National Trails in England and Wales. Find out more about the National Trails network.
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