Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Walking route showcases the best of Stroud

People can discover the beauty of the gateway of Stroud's Five Valleys, thanks to an initiative from the Town Council.

The Walk Around Stroud (WAS) Way route is a 10-mile walking route which follows the Stroud town parish boundaries.

It showcases the best of Stroud and its rich natural beauty, industrial heritage and stunning landscape.

The Town Council has erected new markers around the route and published a new route. Maps will be available this weekend at the launch of Stroud Town CAN (Community Action Network for Climate and Nature).

"This walk is a great way of combining nature and activity for personal wellbeing, while encouraging locals and visitors to explore the wonderful variety that our town has to offer - not many parishes have such a beautiful 10-mile boundary," said Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.

"We hope this sparks a renewed interest in walking through the town and we hope to do more to encourage everyone who is able to use the car less in and around town."

The Stroud WAS Way was created by Debbie Hewitt and first walked in the 2007 Stroud Walking Festival.

It follows the town parish border, crossing all five of the Valleys: Frome (or Golden or Chalford), Nailsworth, Ruscombe, Painswick and Slad.

Its 10-mile route uses public footpaths and roads and takes around five hours during which you will accumulate 1,500ft of ascent.

People are invited to the launch of Stroud Town CAN tomorrow (Saturday, September 11) which will take place at the Sub Rooms at the Retrofit Fair which is being hosted by Nailsworth CAN from 9am-3pm.

The main event is a Retrofit Fair to explain what steps can be taken to make homes more energy efficient.

Stroud Town CAN and other local climate action network groups will also be on hand providing information about how people can play their part locally to address the global climate and nature crises.

People can download the map from https://www.stroudtowncan.org  or pick up a paper version from the Town Council office on London Road, Stroud Valleys Project on Threadneedle Street or Duffle on John Street.

Related Articles

Barn Theatre announces 2023 season Image

Barn Theatre announces 2023 season

The Barn Theatre in Cirencester has announced details of their 2023 Built By Barn season.

Gloucestershire's homegrown panto goes 'Willy Wonka' for charity! Image

Gloucestershire's homegrown panto goes 'Willy Wonka' for charity!

Cast members from The Everyman Theatre’s new pantomime, Dick Whittington and His Cat Tweedy, delivered the much-prized golden tickets to its charitable partners this week.

Santa's Sleigh coming to Cheltenham Image

Santa's Sleigh coming to Cheltenham

Santa and the Cheltenham Round Table will be coming to see the good folks of Cheltenham whilst collecting for local charities and good causes.

Steaming into Christmas on the GWSR Image

Steaming into Christmas on the GWSR

A special Santa Express steam train is running in Gloucestershire in aid of the James Hopkins Trust.

Copyright 2022 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.