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Outdoor activities

There is so much to do in the Stroud District! The very fact that it combines the lofty heights of the South Cotswolds with the undulating lowland area of the Severn Vale means that there is a great contrast in land-heights.

The Cotswolds countryside to the east offers high ground, with steep hillsides and stunning views - ideal for walking, fairly strenuous cycling, kite-flying, gliding, golfing, horse-riding or simply gazing at the stunning views.

But many prefer the lower, flatter countryside of the Severnside villages - where walking and cycling are much easier, and often more suited to family groups, and the sudden sight of the River Severn or the Gloucester / Sharpness Canal can catch you unaware.

Whatever your fitness level - your individual tastes - or your budget, there will be something to suit you in the Stroud District. We hope that the following information will provide you with all the contacts you need to make your visit really worthwhile!

Walking

Walking

If you like your walks to hold your interest, you have come to the right place. You only have to look around to realise that the Stroud valleys...

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Cycling

Cycling

The Cotswolds is perfect for cyclists, there are bridleways and quiet country lanes galore and while you'll struggle to avoid a few uphill stretches...

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Golf

Golf

Come and experience our Golf Courses with their spectacular views of the vales and valleys.

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Ballooning

Ballooning

Our Balloon Flights from Stroud provide spectacular views over the River Severn and on clear days Bristol,

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Boat trips

Boat trips

The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal offers a great selection of boat trip and hire options. Find out all about it.

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Car hire

Car hire

Explore the district and the surrounding area with the flexibility of hiring your own car.

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Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting

Whether you're a shooting enthusiast or just want to have a go as part of a group day out, Clay Pigeon Shooting is a unique experience

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Diving

Diving

Come and have some fun and experience the sensation of breathing underwater with some of our scuba diving clubs.

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Fishing

Fishing

Are you ready to go on a Fishing Trip? Choose one of our locations where you want to fish and the game can begin.

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Gliding clubs

Gliding clubs

Come and learn to fly at one of our Glidings clubs.

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