Some great walks in Gloucestershire

August 12, 2020 3:29 pm

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Gloucestershire is a really rural jewel. There are so many walks and places to wander that a week or two is really not enough. It’s one of the many reasons that people come and live in a Park Homes Gloucester site where they can enjoy this magical county day in and day out. What are some of the top walks that it offers.

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  1. The Cotswold Way. The biggest and the best. This huge stretch of walk runs the length of the county. It starts in the city of Bath in the South and runs the length of the county up to Chipping Campden in the North. You’ll not be able to do it in a day! It’s perfectly signposted with plenty of pubs and villages on the way. It gives you the perfect view of the county and it’s capital Gloucester. You also come across prehistoric sites as well like Hetty Pegler’s Tump or Belas Knap.
  2. The Wye Valley. Prepare yourself for an incredible experience as you start at the Castle town of Chepstow and skirt the Welsh border up the Wye river valley. This will take you through the Forest of Dean all the way to one of the most photographed and picturesque sites in the country; the vantage point at Symonds Yat. Don’t worry there are plenty of places to stop and take a rest on the way.

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  1. Along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. If you prefer a less up and down route this gentle stroll along the toll path of the old Canal is a very pleasant step. Not only will you see a lot of waterfowl but you will come across the deliberate wrecks of concrete boats to shore up the riverside.