Advance notice that the brand new Stonehouse Walking Festival takes place from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September 2019. The small town of Stonehouse lies alongside the Cotswold Way and the restored Stroudwater canal, surrounded by scenic, rolling, open countryside, and more challenging hills within a day’s walk.
The programme ranges from a 10 mile walk with some steep inclines resulting in lovely views, to moderate difficulty, gentle, flat walks along the canal, railway line and around town, and a half hour flat walk suitable for people in wheelchairs and others with mobility problems. There are 16 walks over 10 days and the launch walk includes celebrating with a local vineyard’s award winning wine. Points of interest include a weir, viaduct, ancient woodland, hilltop views and historic buildings. Special interest walks include looking at our historic heritage, interesting local trees, a family fun walk and a dusk nature walk.
Booking is only needed for the two local history walks which showcase our rich historic heritage. All walks are free and are led by experienced walk leaders.