Click on thumbnail to view full size picture of Butchers Lane
NAILSWORTH to AVENING
At Owl Cottage, just after waypoint 10, you are presented with an interesting dilemma. Although the public right of way and thereby the legal route passes down the drive right past the front door the owner offers walkers an alternative route away from his house. The landowner has made no attempt to block the legal route and as I never feel happy about walking so close to a persons house I take the alternative he offers, on the other hand you are entitled to use the proper footpath, make your choice! A word of warning on the alternative, I have seen it flooded, check first.
When parking in Nailsworth make sure you park in the long stay car park behind the police station, others in the town are only 2hrs parking.
(GPS length 5.8 miles). Pub in Avening.
How to get there: Park in long stay car park. Enter Nailsworth on the A46. At the bottom of the valley where the B4014 joins at a crossroad ST8505 9954 turn off the A46 up Springhill (signposted towards the railway station and town centre) almost immediately turn left and look for the police station on your right, park behind that.