More Walks around Stroud

Here's a list of some of our favourite walks near to the town of Stroud to give you some inspiration on where to go. The walks can be downloaded from the links below, or purchased from designated outlets.

Scarlet and Green Stroud Trails

These walking trails allow you to explore not only the countryside around Stroud, but some of the sites within the town itself, taking in the history and culture of Stroud and valleys that surround it.

Download the walk - Walk 1 Stroud to Rodborough Common

Download the walk - Walk 2 Stroud to Stratford Park

Cloth, Coal & Canals - Stroudwater Canal walk

Taking you along the canal towpath from Stroud to Stonehouse, this route tells the story of the Stroud Valley - from past, present, and the future. There is plenty to observe along the way including mills, locks, bridges, warehouses, beautiful scenery and wildlife. The route is available in audio or downloadable format or can be purchased from the Canal Visitor Centre and Tourist Information Centre in Stroud.

Download the walk - Cloth, Coal & Canals (3.5 miles)

Whiteshill and Ruscombe

This circular walk has been created with 40 beautiful waymarkers to follow around Whiteshill and Ruscombe. It is approx 4.5 miles, taking a good 2 hours. Although it does include some steep hills, it is a pleasant ramble through typically beautiful Cotswold countryside. Maps can be purchased at the Whiteshill and Ruscombe village shop.

Download the walk - Whiteshill & Ruscombe Diamond Jubilee Walk (4.5 miles)

The W.A.S Way

The W.A.S Way is an ambitious 11-mile circular route following public footpaths around the entire boundary of Stroud. It offers fantastic views from each of the five valleys plus a stretch of canal, exploring many quiet, hidden corners of the town.

Download the walk - The W.A.S Way walk (11 miles)

More walking routes to discover

Walking is the best way to see the Cotswolds. Take a relaxing stroll to walk off that tasty pub lunch or stride out on one of our long-distance trails or paths that across the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The choice is yours. Scroll down to access an interactive walking map and find the perfect self guided walk for you. If any of the directions on the walks need updating, please do let us know by emailing:

Enjoy your walk and don’t forget to share any photos you might take on social media! #CotswoldsAONB

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