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Hillesley and Tresham walks

distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hillesley and Tresham - Gloucestershire

This is a circular walk starting in the Cotswold village of Hillesley. The route takes you up the Cotswold escarpment, over fields, through quiet lanes and valleys, to the villages of Alderly and Wortley, before returning to Hillesley. The Cotswold's are a range of hills that rise from the Severn Valley. The “Wolds”, or rolling hills, is an AONB in the west country of the UK. Here the past is evident in the many honey-coloured stone villages and farms.

distance 7.75mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hillesley and Tresham - Gloucestershire

This circular walk set in the southern end of the English Cotswold, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk is a mixture of open fields, quiet country lanes, with one section of the walk using pathways within the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. The walk passes through two Cotswold villages : Tresham and Leighterton.

Lasborough, Ozleworth and Marlees Brooks from Newington
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +456ft Vertical drop -456ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kingscote - Gloucestershire

This circular walk from Newington provides a good way to discover two quiet valleys along Ozleworth and Marlees Brooks.

Cam Peak, Cam Long Down and Uley Bury
distance 4.2mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -715ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cam - Gloucestershire

This Gloucestershire circular walk with ascents and descents explores Dursley countryside and surrounding hills with superb views using a section of Cotswold Way. On a clear day, you can even admire River Severn and the Brecon Beacons in Wales from several tops!

Kingscote and Conygre Woods from Horsley
distance 4.67mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Horsley (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This Gloucestershire walk from Horsley explores surrounding woods using well-marked paths and bridleways.

distance 5.09mi Vertical gain +118ft Vertical drop -118ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Oldbury-upon-Severn - South Gloucestershire

An easy Gloucestershire walk that takes you along the Severn Estuary. The walk uses paths and lanes including sections of the Severn Way and Jubliee Way.

The source of the River Thames from Sapperton
distance 11.29mi Vertical gain +522ft Vertical drop -535ft Durée 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sapperton - Gloucestershire

A Cotswolds walk that is full of interest starting from the village of Sapperton and using sections of six long distance paths to complete the route.

Walking Stoke Park Walk ( Download : )
distance 1.72mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Gloucestershire

Hilly, with extensive views over and beyond the park landscape, mainly on open land.

Walking Barn Wood Walk ( Download : )
distance 1.84mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -167ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in South Gloucestershire

Contoured walk with a focus on 18th century historic features in semi-ancient woodland.

distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +2989ft Vertical drop -2989ft Durée 4h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charlcombe - South Gloucestershire

This walk starts at Lansdown Golf Club and takes in part of The Cotswold Way and spectacular views out across the scenery. It also takes you past sites of historic interest in the Battle of Lansdown.

Oakenhill Wood and Moseley Green from Parkend
distance 3.74mi Vertical gain +269ft Vertical drop -276ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This peaceful circular walk in Oakenhill Woods uses paths and tracks in this preserved area where you could see wildlife.

Mallards Pike Lake and Staple-edge Wood
distance 5.39mi Vertical gain +449ft Vertical drop -453ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This circular walk from Mallards Pike Lake provides a good way to discover preserved Staple-edge Hill using tracks and paths in Staple-edge Wood.

Speech House Lake and New Fancy Colliery Screens
distance 5.33mi Vertical gain +312ft Vertical drop -299ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Dean (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

This circular walk uses well-marked paths and track across the Forest of Dean where you will discover a beautiful lake and an old colliery site on your way!

Walking The Lancaut Peninsular ( Download : )
distance 6.08mi Vertical gain +709ft Vertical drop -712ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Follow the path above limestone cliffs where peregrines nest, to the lost medieval village of Lancaut and the ruins of St James’ church.

Walking Rhododendron Walk ( Download : )
distance 2.44mi Vertical gain +289ft Vertical drop -312ft Durée 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

Passing by Goram’s Chair, Tarn Lake, Beech Cathedral, Lily Pond, Rhododendron Walk, Rustic Lodge, Woodman’s Cottage.

distance 1.53mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 0h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

The Church of St Mary the Virgin dates back to 1093, with various rebuilding over the years until an extensive refurbishment in 1878. Look out for two notable graves; an obelisk memorial to the Egyptologist Amelia Edwards and coloured head and foot stones of ‘Scipio Africanus’, a negro slave.

Walking Kings Weston Down ( Download : )
distance 2.98mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

Walk passing by Iron Age Hill Fort, Echo Gate, Arbutus walk, Kingsweston Down and wildflower meadows.

Walking Castle Walk ( Download : )
distance 0.77mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 0h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

Built in 1795 for John Scandret Harford by William Paty. A solid, simple design placed on a rise so as to appear bigger. Harford was responsible for commissioning landscape architect Humphrey Repton and thereafter, architect John Nash who designed the Orangery, Dairy and nearby Blaise Hamlet. More ornate additions representing a Greek classical influence were made to both the exterior and interior of the house from 1832-3 by C R Cockerell on instruction from J S Harford Jnr.

Walking Gorge Walk ( Download : )
distance 1.12mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

The gorge is at its deepest below Lover’s Leap. You can see massive cliffs of steeply tilted white Carboniferous Limestone. It is difficult to see exactly how the Gorge was formed. It would have been directly influenced by the most recent Ice Age up to 100,000 years ago.

Walking Picturesque Piercefield ( Download : )
distance 8.58mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -1362ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chepstow - Monmouthshire

Follow in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists and discover the picturesque viewpoints of Piercefield Park. These walks take you across the Piercefield Estate, retracing the paths laid out in the 1750s by Valentine Morris, the owner of Piercefield.

distance 11.11mi Vertical gain +381ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Keynsham - South Gloucestershire

This linear Somerset walk includes typical English countryside, quiet villages, old buildings and historic churches. The route runs from Keynsham to Bath along the northern fringes of the Mendip Hills, and its proximity to both Bath and Bristol ensures that it is well served by public transport.

distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

A moderate walk suitable for a family with older children but unsuitable for wheels. Takes you through quieter parts of the Blaise estate and Henbury gold course.

Walking Durdham Down ( Download : )
distance 2.22mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

It is 150 years since The Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act, 1861 secured the Downs as a place of recreation for us all – forever. This trail and a second trail exploring the Promenade and Observatory Hill celebrate this anniversary and explore the rich and fascinating history of the Downs.

Tunnels and Kennet and Avon Canal Walk
distance 10.38mi Vertical gain +771ft Vertical drop -755ft Durée 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bath and North East Somerset

A walk with fine views over Bath. Then a taste of 19th Century transport following the Somerset and Dorset disused railway through two tunnels, with information about the railway's history. Later picking up the Kennet and Avon Canal for the return journey to Bath.

Walking Brockweir ( Download : )
distance 2.33mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tintern - Monmouthshire

A figure of eight walk centred on the delightful village of Brockweir. The walk is mainly level along the Wye Valley on old railway tracks, the riverbank and minor roads, part in Wales and part in Gloucestershire.

Cabtree Hill and Woorgreens Lake
distance 4.59mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cinderford - Gloucestershire

This circular walk in the forest of Dean provides a good way to discover paths and tracks along a section of Gloucestershire Way and Woorgreens Nature Reserve.

Walking Clifton Down ( Download : )
distance 1.44mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bristol

It is 150 years since The Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act, 1861 secured the Downs as a place of recreation for us all – forever. This trail and a second trail exploring Durdham Down celebrate this anniversary and explore the rich and fascinating history of the Downs.

Walking Wimberry from Mile End ( Download : )
distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -279ft Durée 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coleford (Gloucestershire) - Gloucestershire

Starting at Mile End in the Forest of Dean visit the magical old quarries that have been reclaimed by nature. If you mooch about here you may find an old WW2 firing range used by the home guard. Continue down the valley where you may see old mines, then turn sharp right by a high old stone wall. The narrow path takes you back up to Perch Enclosure with magnificent pine trees. Take the loop around, past the old campsite and back onto the track where you started.

Along River Chew, Pensford and Hunstrete Lake from Compton Dando
distance 8.19mi Vertical gain +587ft Vertical drop -587ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Compton Dando - Bath and North East Somerset

This circular walk explores paths around Compton Dando using sections of Two Rivers Way and Three Peaks Walk. You will walk along River Chew, also go across Lord's and Common Woods by Hunstrete Lake.

distance 5.47mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -407ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Southstoke - Bath and North East Somerset

A Somerset walk in the northern part of the county. The undulating route explores the hills and valleys to the south of Southstoke using field paths, the course of an old railway and tracks.

distance 6.67mi Vertical gain +1122ft Vertical drop -1129ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A route through woodland on clear wide tracks.

Walking Puddingstone and pub trail ( Download : )
distance 3.37mi Vertical gain +623ft Vertical drop -620ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Trellech United - Monmouthshire

A walk uncovering Penallt’s hidden millstone industry. With some steep steps, uphill sections and uneven paths. Best enjoyed in spring and early summer when the bluebells and wildflower meadows are at their peak. This walk takes you to a millstone quarry, to the riverside where millstones were loaded onto trows and passes two pubs where you can enjoy a glass of local cider!

distance 6.13mi Vertical gain +30ft Vertical drop -30ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Melksham Without - Wiltshire

Walk along reasonable flat paths by canal and river.

Walking Alpacas and other animals ( Download : )
distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coberley - Gloucestershire

A circular walk through two beautiful Cotswold villages past an Alpaca herd or two. Look out for more animals in the parkland near Cowley and head over the hill and down through the valley of sheep. Beautiful in May when the hawthorn is in flower. If you are lucky you'll spot orchids on the downs too.

Leckhampton Hill, Hartley Hill and Coberley from Hartley Lane car park
distance 5.81mi Vertical gain +531ft Vertical drop -515ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shurdington - Gloucestershire

This circular walk uses a section of Cotswold Way with great views of Cheltenham from Leckhampton Hill which is an impressive Iron Age hillfort! Then you will use paths and tracks inland close to Coberley and South Hills.

Walking English Bicknor ( Download : )
distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +499ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

Dramatic cliffs, superb views and riverside walking with a wrapping of internationally protected woodlands and sprinkling of industrial ruins.

Walking May Hill and Newent Woods ( Download : )
May Hill and Newent Woods
distance 4.63mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aston Ingham - Herefordshire

This circular walk first leads to a great viewpoint from May Hill before you follow a section of Wysis Way and quiet paths in Newent Woods.

Walking Head for the Hillforts ( Download : )
distance 7.72mi Vertical gain +1283ft Vertical drop -1257ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in English Bicknor - Gloucestershire

Follow in the footsteps of the Wye Tourists down to the Wye. Cross the river at the Biblins visiting Little Doward Hillfort, King Arthur’s Cave and New Weir Forge. Return on the hand ferry at Symonds Yat West.

Walking Symonds Yat ( Download : )
distance 2.85mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitchurch - Herefordshire

A circular walk on good surfaces, mainly level along the beautiful Wye Valley at Symonds Yat.

Walking Mills, Hills and Manors ( Download : )
distance 5.02mi Vertical gain +945ft Vertical drop -938ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Walford - Herefordshire

Through woodlands on tracks and pathways climbing to the ancient Chase Hill iron age hill fort with fine views to Goodrich Castle and the Wye Valley.