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image Family walk on Selsley Common
Family walk on Selsley Common

With over 3,000 miles of public footpaths/walks in the Cotswolds, the Stroud district is justly regarded as one of the finest areas for walking in the UK.

Self-guided walks - Discover Stroud Trails

Discover Stroud Trails is a new app that allows you to explore the Stroud district at your pace.

Whether you have lived in the area all your life or are just visiting, this app aims to show local residents undiscovered aspects of the area and provide a tool to introduce visitors to the location for the first time.

Discover the captivating beauty of the Stroud district. Wander through the lush countryside, visit the charming Cotswold villages, or explore the rich textile heritage. With special highlights in the towns of Berkeley, Dursley, Nailsworth, Stonehouse, Stroud and Wotton, the Stroud district is waiting to be discovered.

The app also includes seasonal walks like our Spooky Tales Trail or Mince Pie Trail, and our recent update shows you events going on across the district plus fun quizzes and scavenger hunts to challenge your friends and family with.



Apple ios download

Android download


You can also find part of the Stratford Park Health & Wellbeing Trail on the app or the full trail can be found here. also features a number of downloadable circular walks.



The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way offers just over 100 miles of magical walking from Bath to Chipping Campden which passes through the Stroud district for approximately 20 miles between Alderley and Birdlip.  It passes through many picturesque villages in the Stroud district and close to a significant number of historic sites, stunning view points and many beautiful historic churches, houses and gardens for example;

  • Painswick and Haresfield Beacon
  • The Tyndale Monument in North Nibley
  • Uley Bury
  • Uley Tumulus
  • Coaley Peak
  • Selsley Common
  • Stinchcombe Hill
  • Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse
  • Frocester Tithe Barn
  • Woodchester Mansion
  • Wotton-under-Edge Heritage Centre
  • Prinknash Abbey Park
  • Painswick Parish Church
  • Painswick Rococo Gardens



Stroud Commons

Selsley Common which is managed by Stroud District Council, and Minchinhampton, Rodborough Commons (National Trust) are great open spaces for walking.

Rodborough Common butterfly walk (National Trust)



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