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Cotswold Way Challenge 2019

Mind Charity Places are now sold out.

The 2019 Challenge has now passed. Please check back in September for 2020 registration

Over 2,000 adventurers take on this historic path from Bath to Cheltenham – you can take it on as a walk, jog or run and test yourself on the trails!

Event date
29 & 30 June

Minimum age - Full Challenge

Minimum age - Half Challenge
16 (with an adult)

Minimum age - Quarter Challenge
14 (with an adult)

Charity place

Mind Charity Places are now sold out.

About the event

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the 2019 Cotswold Way Challenge. We will be back next year with an even bigger team! Registration for the 2020 Cotswold Way Challenge will open in September so please check back then.

This epic journey starts at the magnificent Royal Crescent in Bath and will take you through rolling hills and past idyllic villages towards the Severn Estuary. You'll get full support and great hospitality all the way to the finish line. The event promises to be rewarding, fun, and absolutely achievable with your resolve and determination, as well as the first class support we offer.

You can use this interactive map to view the available routes.

How we'll support you

You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge!

  • Join as Individual or Team
  • Rest stops - free food & drink
  • ALL meals/ food included!
  • Medics, massage, and pace walkers
  • Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!
  • Walk at Your Pace - 24 hours+
  • 2 Day Full 'Daylight' option
  • Camping options available
  • Pre-event training support + app

It's Your Challenge - Your Way!


Any questions?

Find out more about the route, support, and hospitality at


People trekking

Trekking to recovery - Angela's story

"Although our experiences were all very different, every single person on the trek had been touched in some way by mental health problems. This brought us together in a really special way, and that stayed with us through the whole trip. That willingness to share experiences, and to reach out to someone in need, even if we were struggling ourselves, was just amazing."

Read Angela's story

Where does the money go?

1 in 4

people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year


queries answered by our helplines in 2018/19.


people accessed our information in 2018/2019

You can find out more about our work in the 2016/17 annual review

and more about our finances in our 2016/17 annual accounts

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