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Wonderful walks in Gloucestershire

The view from Gloucestershire Park Homes is that of the rolling green hills of the county. Gloucestershire is an area of the country where the landscapes have retained their old English feel, with many quaint villages looking just like something out of Downton Abbey. If you are lucky to live in the area or perhaps you are visiting for a holiday or a short stay there are some great walks that will allow you to enjoy the tranquility of the county and its surrounding areas. If you want to move to the area visit Park Home Life to see what properties they have available.

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Here are some of the great walks in Gloucestershire for you to take a look at.

Beechenhurst Trail –  Located in the beautiful Forest of Dean, one of the oldest Forests remaining in Britain, there are a variety of walks that are challenging and designed for the far ranging rambler and those that are a more gentle stroll for the more part time walker. The sights and sounds of the forest are certainly arresting and if you combine this with the wild churning Wye river then you have a walkers paradise.

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal – One of the best things about this walk is that it is completely flat. The canal builders were not keen on hills and rusings as it’s quite difficult to get the water to run uphill! The canal is fed by the fast flowing River Severn and starts, or ends, in the Historic Gloucester Docks. It follows the route of the old canal all the way down to the old port of Sharpness that served as a way station for the trade that came up the Bristol Channel.

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Cotswold Way – This is the biggest and the best of all the walks in the country. It starts in Bath in the south and snakes its way up through the Cotswolds along the escarpment. It’s a fabulous walk but it can be pretty steep in places.. You can see old trees and incredible views of the county over to Wales, the Severn and the Malverns on a clear day. There are ancient monuments to explore and stumble across along your way.

Minchinhampton & Rodborough Commons – Plenty of rambling to be had on these old commons. Overlooking the picturesque Stroud hills, the Commons are home to cows and wild flowers. It is a great place of peace and serenity. You could even visit one of the tasty ice cream shops whilst you are there.

Painswick Beacon – The highest point in the Cotswolds, it has commanding views of the county as you would expect. There are plenty of little trails to enjoy and lots of exploring of the hill top. It can be reached by car first if you don’t fancy the long walk up to the summit.

It’s clear that Gloucestershire has plenty of beautiful scenery to be explored and trails for you to walk along and enjoy the nature that surrounds them. It’s a very blessed county in so many ways.

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