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Waypoint Map Reference Bearing to next waypoint
START SO 8723 0077 345


SO 8719 0088


WP2 SO 8607 0110 254
WP3 SO 8588 0103 256
WP4 SO 8536 0086 345
WP5 SO 8510 0160 32
WP6  SO 8576 0230 156
WP7 SO 8565 0197 149
WP8 SO 8597 0150 85
WP9 SO 8662 0160 107
WP10 SO 8726 0146 94
WP11 SO 8758 0145 211
START SO 8723 0077 -
General:- This 6.3 mile is different from others in Gloucestershire and I considered not including it because it's more like walking in a park than normal outdoor walking in the Cotswolds. So why did I include it? First it is flat, easy to follow & there are good views. Also, the paths are unlikely to be muddy so you don't need boots. What's more, if the route is too long you can take a short cut by turning right at waypoint 9 back to the start via Bell Lane, ideal if you have children. The combination of these factors make this route ideal for those new to outdoor walking and you will see many taking a Sunday stroll. Because of the wide open spaces it is also a great place to practice compass or GPS navigation. (GPS length 4.3 miles). 2 Pubs on the route.

How to get there: Park in Market street by the war memorial. From Tetbury take the B4014 to Avening. As you enter Avening turn right where the road swings left in front of Cross Keys pub at SO 8842 9788. Pass pub on your right and continue on for 1.25 miles and fork left SO 8844 9670. Drive for another 1.25 miles, ignore sign to "Minchinhampton Common". As you enter Minchinhampton follow car park signs and turn R into Market Street. From Stroud on the A419 turn off right to Hyde at SO 8746 0221. Go right at "T" junction at SO 8788 0190 then left at "Y" junction at SO 8762 0163. This takes you directly into Market Street.