A Green Weekend in the Stroud District
Leave your car at home, reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy a weekend in the undiscovered Cotswolds. Once here, explore on foot, by bike and by bus. Or, for those seeking a bit more activity, why not gallop the commons on a horse or take to the skies in a glider?
Itinerary 1 - Chalford & Stroud
|The Chalford Donkey|
Stay in a cosy country farm cottage and explore the surrounding delights of the 'alpine' village of Chalford and vibrant market-town of Stroud. Have your breakfast delivered by the famous Chalford donkey, search out local produce at Stroud's award-winning farmers' market, explore the Golden Valley of the River Frome and enjoy seasonal activities at the farm.
Itinerary 2 - Painswick 'Queen of the Cotswolds'
Stay in an 18th Century B&B in the heart of the charming village of Painswick. Visit the beautiful Painswick Rococo Gardens, pre-book a trip on St Anne's pony and trap up to Painswick Beacon for spectacular views across to the River Severn and enjoy the wonderful walking opportunities.
Itinerary 3 - Slimbridge & Berkeley
|Slimbridge Wetlands Centre|
Stay at the Wild Goose Lodge which has been recently refurbished and is situated beside the stunning Gloucester Sharpness Canal. Take a wander along the canal to Purton Hulks, a mile and half long stretch of ghostly boat wrecks. Visit the world famous Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Berkeley Castle and the Edward Jenner Museum or Cycle on the National Route 41 to Berkeley.