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The Category Stroud is a subset of Gloucestershire.

 

The following Stroud Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- King's Stanley & Leonard Stanley - Walkers Are Welcome

*Dursley - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'We would like you to visit Dursley and the surrounding countryside and go on some wonderful walks.'

*Dursley Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Early October.

*Kingswood Parish Council
Overview

PDFs of four Walks - each of about 3.7 miles in length: 'Kingswood is fortunate in having in excess of 19 miles of Public Footpath. Historically these were used as routes to work, places of worship and of course short cuts to Public Houses and other very necessary destinations ...'

*Minchinhampton Walking and Wildlife Group
Overview

'The group was formed to share knowledge about the unique wildlife habitats in the parish of Minchinhampton and to enjoy the local environment in the company of like-minded people. We also monitor and investigate local habitats in conjunction with conservation organisations. Knowledge that we gain is shared on this website and by creating documented walks around the parish.'

*Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Overview

'From birdwatchers to families there is plenty to discover all year round. With experiences to suit all ages offering access to a huge variety of wildlife, it is no surprise we are an award-winning day out! ... Check the daily walks and talks schedule before you go to make sure you don't miss anything ...'

*Stroud - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'With its dramatic Cotswolds landscape, unique arts and crafts heritage, fabulous festivals and independent shops, the Stroud District is the least commercialised and unexplored area for a holiday in the Cotswolds.'

Arlingham Walks
Overview

'There are four circular walks which are colour coded, named (Hare, Gloucester Cattle, Skylark & Salmon) and are approximately 4.5 to 5 miles long, so allow about 2.5 hours for each one (or go crazy and do all four). The directions for all walks begin and end at the main map board, which is adjacent to the side wall of The Red Lion. All walks have kissing gates and bridges. It may be helpful to refer to the Ordnance Survey, Outdoor Leisure 14. What you see will vary from season to season. Some of the walks may be a little muddy at times but there will always be good cheer and hearty food and drink available back at The Red Lion when you return.'

Description from

The Red Lion, Arlingham

See also

Arlingham and the River Severn, Gloucestershire [Christopher Somerville]

Gustav Holst Way
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Medium distance rambler’s route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton. Each of these places has some association with the composer, and the broad stretch of Cotswold country between them was also well known to Holst, who records several pleasant days spent walking in the uplands and dales.' ALERT Details of the Route no longer seems accessible on the Holst Birthplace Museum Website; so I have replaced the Link with one to an outline PDF courtesy of LDWA.

See also

Gustav Holst Way [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes] | The Gustav Holst Way Frank Partridge (Reardon Publishing, 2014)

JTrails - Stroud
Overview

'Stroud's main claim to note has been as a woolen and worsted producing town in the west of England. The town lies quite dramatically on the steep flanks of a valley and is surprisingly remindful of one of the old woolen towns in the north of England ...'

Laurie Lee Wildlife Way
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Back in 1985, a head-over-heels fan of Cider with Rosie, I spent a day exploring Slad with Laurie Lee as my guide. I've never forgotten the deep and amused affection that the author showed for the little South Gloucestershire village where he grew up ...'

Strolling in the Stroud District
Overview

'Allows you to download self-guided walking routes from across the Stroud District and within Gloucestershire. There are currently five sets of walks available.'

Description from

Stroud District Council

Thames & Severn Way
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'The Rivers Thames and Severn are once again connected - this time by footpath. The footpath, known the Thames & Severn Way, has been marked out by volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust. It mainly follows the towpaths of the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal between Framilode and Lechlade, but in places deviates on to other rights of way, such as the Thames Path.'

Description from

Cotswold Canals Trust and Stroud District Council

See also

The Cotswold Canals Walk [Countryside-Matters, 2013) and Exploring the Thames & Severn Canal (Cotswold Canals in Pictures)

W.A.S. Way [Walk Around Stroud]
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'The W.A.S. Way (Walk Around Stroud) is Gloucestershire’s newest way-marked trail. An ambitious 11-mile route, it follows public footpaths around the entire town boundary.'

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