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.
www.strollinginstrouddistrict.org 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
www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk features a number of favourite Cotswold Way walks such as Crickley Hill - Painswick, Painswick to Coaley Peak and Coaley Peak - Dursley.
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)