Saltridge Wood - Sheepscombe

A circular walk with glorious views to Painswick and Sheepscombe.

Technical sheet
No. 19122078
A Painswick walk posted on 07/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 08/02/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 2.3mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 535ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 531ft
Highest point Highest point : 883ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 502ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Cotswolds
Location Location : Painswick
Starting point Starting point : N 51.792368° / W 2.159343°
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Description

(D/A) From The Butchers Arms front door, turn right and then immediately right again opposite the Old Vicarage. Walk up the steep lane, bearing left up a bridleway.

(1) Beyond a gate, when you reach Sheepscombe Common, take the left-hand path up the slope.

At the top of the common, turn left into the wood. Stay on the blue-arrowed bridleway when a footpath joins from the left. Ignore a second left turn, climbing to meet a track at a T-junction at the top of the wood.

(2) Turn left to an interpretation board, where you turn right along a bridleway along the woodland edge. Ignore any tracks and rides into the wood on your left until the track descends to a junction with a waymark post indicating bridleways in 3 directions.

(3) Turn left, down the hill.

(4) At the bottom of the wood, turn left onto a path just within the woodland edge, with glorious views to Painswick and, later, Sheepscombe.

Climb to a crossways, then bear right, initially still along the bottom of the wood, then with woodland on both sides.
Cross a ride cut for power lines, then take the lower (right-hand) path at a fork. Follow the most obvious path, ignoring crossing paths, to return to the foot of Sheepscombe Common.

(1) Join the path along the bottom fence, to your right, then swing right into the trees and descend the track to The Butchers Arms. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 505ft - The Butchers Arms
1 : mi 0.16 - alt. 623ft - Sheepscombe Common
2 : mi 0.44 - alt. 814ft - Interpretation board - Woodland edge
3 : mi 0.85 - alt. 853ft - Junction
4 : mi 1.19 - alt. 682ft - Views to Painswick
D/A : mi 2.3 - alt. 502ft - The Butchers Arms

Useful Information

One or two climbs and descents. Mud in places.

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The Butchers Arms
Sheepscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire
GL6 7RH
Tel 01452 812113
Website www.butchers-arms.co.uk
Email info@butchers-arms.co.uk

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