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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.

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A Cotswold Year - a fascinating blog by Sue and Peter, two of our walks leaders, charting the progress of the seasons in the South Cotswolds.

Ancient Gloucestershire - a tour of the county

The Barn Owl Centre near Gloucester.

Berkeley, Dr Jenner's House (Museum and Garden)

Berkeley Castle - open April to October, Sundays to Wednesdays.

Chavenage House

Cotswold Canals Trust - aiming to restore the link between the Rivers Severn and Thames.

Cotswold Gateway Walks - ideas for walks all over the AONB.

Cotswold Self-Guided Walks - Cotswold National Landscape

Cotswold Visitor Information Centres

Cotswold Way Association also supports nine other trails through the area, including the Wysis Way, the Diamond Way and the Gloucestershire Way.

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.

Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Now known as The Cotswolds National Landscape.


Gloucester Cathedral - the medieval cloisters used as a film location for the first Harry Potter film!

Gloucestershire Way - 94 mile route through the Forest of Dean, Severn Plain and Cotswolds linking the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path National Trail to the Severn, Cotswold, Oxfordshire and Heart of England Ways.

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Nailsworth 1

Nailsworth 2

Nailsworth 3

North Nibley

Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Tourist Information

Painswick Rococo Garden

Ramblers - the national charity at the heart of walking.

Rehab 4 Addiction is a UK-based addiction and mental health helpline.

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.

River Severn, Britain's longest river

The Severn Bore

Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


Stroud Town

Stroud Valleys Project - the Stroud district's own environmental charity which helps local people to repair and improve the environment for everyone' s benefit.

Tetbury guide

Tourist Information Centres There are Centres in Nailsworth, Painswick, Tetbury and Wotton-under-Edge, sadly no longer in Stroud, although there is some online information about Stroud on the link.

Walks in Gloucestershire
Download and print walks in Gloucestershire, choosing from an extensive list compiled by John Harris

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

Woodchester Mansion

Woodchester Park allow half or even a full day to walk here

Woodland Trust 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. The Official Website of the Wotton-under-Edge Town Council

The Wysis Way runs for 55 miles (88km) through the lovely and very distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and South Cotswolds.