Where to go in the South Cotswolds
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Our members live in the Five Valleys of Stroud (including Slad Valley of Cider with Rosie fame), Painswick (the Queen of the Cotswolds), Minchinhampton, with a huge National Trust common famous for its orchids, Tetbury with nearby Westonbirt and Highgrove, Wotton-under-Edge, Dursley and the Berkeley Vale including Slimbridge, not forgetting the River Severn. Read about where we are in the south of the Cotswolds.
The Cotswold Way National Trail runs through our part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its attractive villages and countryside. On a clear day there are wide views from the escarpment over the Severn Vale to the Royal Forest of Dean, the Welsh mountains and the Malvern Hills.
Cotswold Way Pictorial Guide - an excellent website with suggested day plans and lots of photos. A web site constructed about the End to End Walks from Lands' End to John O'Groats - the Cotswold Way is merely part 4!.Cotswolder - a website devoted to encouraging hikers from the "other side of the pond".
The Barn Owl Centre near Gloucester.
Cotswold Canals Trust - aiming to restore the link between the Rivers Severn and Thames.
Gloucester Cathedral - the medieval cloisters used as a film location for the first Harry Potter film!
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Painswick Tourist Information
Painswick Rococo Garden
Sapperton Tunnel - Sapperton Tunnel, through which the Thames and Severn Canal flows, is 2.17 miles, 3,817yds or 3.49 km long. The tunnel burrows under the highest part of the Cotswold Hills and, at its deepest point, is 70yds or 65m below ground. The tunnel was completed on 20th April 1789 and at that time was the longest tunnel ever dug in England.
The Severn Bore
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Stroud Valleys Project - the Stroud district's own environmental charity which helps local people to repair and improve the environment for everyone' s benefit.
Tourist Information Centres
Woodchester Park allow half or even a full day to walk here
Wotton-under-Edge.org This site has been put together for use by the local community. This encompasses many villages that use Wotton as a commercial, shopping and leisure centre: Charfield, North Nibley, Kingswood, Wortley, Alderley, and Hillesley.
Wotton-under-Edge.com The Official Website of the Wotton-under-Edge Town Council
One of the world's greatest scientists, Edward Jenner, lived at Berkeley. His methods, and in particular his discovery of vaccination, have now developed into one of the most important branches of modern medicine - Immunology.
The Edward Jenner Museum at Berkeley
Cotswold Way National Trail
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust founded by
Sir Peter Scott