Strolling in the Stroud District
ALERT: SNOW / ICY CONDITIONS - In the interests of your health and safety, the following points apply for our Led Health Walks 2013 onwards:
- Walk Leaders - please do not risk your safety by trying to drive to the venue and only travel and lead a walk, if it is safe and possible to do so. Please do not travel to the venue to inform walkers that the walk is postponed, unless it is safe for you to do so.
- All walkers - please assume that the walk will not be taking place that week and to attend the following week, if the weather has improved.
- All walkers - it is essential that you wear warm/waterproof clothing AND the appropriate footwear (that offers extra grip), when you join us for any of the Health Walks.
ALERT: Stonehouse Health Walk Please note that this walk will run up to and including Tuesday 17th December 2013. It will then not be taking place on Christmas Eve (24th December 2013) and New Year's Eve (31st December 2013). It will be back again (same time / same start venue) in 2014 from Tuesday 7th January.
ALERT: Nailsworth Led Health Walk, Tuesdays 2pm - from 19th Feb 2013, walkers will have the option to walk at two different paces within this existing walk. The new walk will be delivered EVERY THIRD TUESDAY each month and will be led by Rosalind John. It will last from between 30-60 minutes and with the emphasis on taking the route at a much slower pace. Pam Browne will continue to lead the existing walk as is.
ALERT: MINCHINHAMPTON LED HEALTH WALK - as of September 19th 2012, this walk will be switching back to winter times and will start at 2pm each Wednesday, until further notice.
CAINSCROSS led health walk - please note that from 12 April 2012 until further notice, this health walk will no longer be part of the SDC Health Walks programmme and will cease to be delivered.
ALERT: Please see the PDF at the bottom of this page for the start times, venues and days for all of SDCís Accredited Walking4Health led health walks.
The Stroud District is situated in the South of the Cotswolds and has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a natural choice for anyone interested in walking.
Not only does walking allow you to take in the outstanding scenery around the five valleys but also offers a number of benefits to your health. Throughout the district there are a number of organised walks that you can take part in. These are held regularly and are led by fully qualified walk leaders. This allows for a walk that is structured, risk assessed, the right intensity and of course, so you don't get lost!
The aim of this website is to provide people with information about walks that take place throughout the Stroud District. In particularly the site allows groups and individuals to advertise their walks to the community.
Did you know that many of the walks detailed on this website are close to, or go past, main bus routes in the district - please see the following links detailing bus routes, route maps and timetables and Traveline as a one-stop contact point for travel information:
These pages are updated regularly so keep your eye open for new walks being added. If you know of a walk in your area and would like to advertise the walk then please let us know.
Click on the link provided to download a map of the district in PDF format. To view this map you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. This can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.
Guided Health Walks - Walking Your Way to Health
Each walk is led by a fully qualified volunteer walk leader who ensures that the walks are safe and at the right intensity.
The walks are FREE, suitable for all abilities and last between 30 - 60 minutes. Find out more by downloading the latest programme.
Walkers are Welcome Accreditation News
Congratulations to Kings Stanley and Leonard Stanley parishes which have achieved Walkers are Welcome status and are now proclaimed 'Walkers are Welcome Towns' as of August 2010.