Stroud Valleys Trail

Beginning in Stonehouse in the Stroud Valley, this delightful traffic-free route follows the line of the old Midland railway and provides a welcome alternative to local busy roads.

The route provides with wonderful views of the Cotswolds to the east and is never far from the water, periodically joining the River Frome, the disused Stroudwater Canal and the Nailsworth Stream. Watch out for water mills and other interesting buildings along the way. The route also takes you through an orchard.

Minchinhampton & Rodborough Commons, managed by the National Trust, are both accessible from this cycle path. They both require a challenging uphill ride on minor roads but the views at the end are very much worth it.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

The Stroud Valleys Trail is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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