Walking Impressions

Strolling in the Stroud District

Alert: Severnside The next walk in the area will take place on Thursday 13th April from the Bell Inn at Frampton on Severn at 9.45 am for a 10 o'clock walk start. The walk could include stiles and field paths and will be approximately 2 miles long (1.5 hours max). For more info ring 01452 740265 or email nandanailsworth@yahoo.co.uk

STROUD Led Health Walk: Due to low numbers for this reinstated walk, we will be parking it until next spring. Please try our other walks, such as Stonehouse, in the interim and we apologise for any inconvenience. Please watch this space to find out when the Stroud walk is back on.

A Big Thank You

...goes out to all those who continue to feed back on our Circular Walks Programme that was created nearly 20 years ago. We have kept the walks that are still valid on the website for now and updated or removed those that no longer work. We remain reliant and eternally grateful on your feedback for existing circular walks. Thank you!

Walking4Health - Led Health Walks Programme

Walks ScheduleDid you know that we train volunteers to become Walk Leaders, to help us to deliver short health walks across the Stroud District?

We are keen for more people to walk more, whether it's for fun, to feel better, to meet new friends or to improve overall mental and physical wellbeing.

Each walk is led by a fully qualified volunteer walk leader who ensures that the walks are safe and at the right intensity.

All walks are FREE of charge and last between 30 - 90 minutes. To find out more, why not check out our latest programme in the PDF (please be aware that the programme is occasionally subject to change and if you do place print outs on notice boards, please keep a watching brief for any changes and reprint) latest programme or find out more about the Walking for Health walk grading system that we use.

ALERT: SNOW / ICY or VERY WET CONDITIONS - in the interests of your health and safety, the following points apply for our Led Health Walks 2015 onwards:

  • Walk Leaders - please do not risk your safety by trying to drive to the venue and only travel and lead a walk, if it is safe and possible to do so.
  • Walk Leaders - please do not travel to the venue to inform walkers that the walk is postponed, unless it is safe for you to do so.
  • All walkers - please assume that the walk will not be taking place that week and to attend the following week, if the weather has improved.
  • All walkers - it is essential that you wear warm/waterproof clothing AND the appropriate footwear (that offers extra grip), when you join us for any of the Health Walks

The Stroud District is situated in the South of the Cotswolds and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a natural choice for anyone interested in walking.

Not only does walking allow you to take in the outstanding scenery around the five valleys but also offers a number of benefits to your health. Throughout the district there are a number of organised walks that you can take part in. These are held regularly and are led by fully qualified walk leaders. This allows for a walk that is structured, risk assessed, the right intensity and of course, so you don't get lost!

The aim of this website is to provide people with information about walks that take place throughout the Stroud District. In particularly the site allows groups and individuals to advertise their walks to the community.

Did you know that many of the walks detailed on this website are close to, or go past, main bus routes in the district - please see the following links detailing bus routes, route maps and timetables and Traveline as a one-stop contact point for travel information:

These pages are updated regularly so keep your eye open for new walks being added. If you know of a walk in your area and would like to advertise the walk then please let us know.

Click on the link provided to download a map of the district in PDF format. To view this map you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

Walkers are Welcome Accreditation News

Congratulations to Kings Stanley and Leonard Stanley parishes which have achieved Walkers are Welcome status and are now proclaimed 'Walkers are Welcome Towns' as of August 2010.

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