This is a great scenic circular walk in the Cotswolds near Stroud, starting on Rodborough Common, the walk heads past Rodborough Castle, follows part of the Thames and Severn Canal, before heading up into the hills above Bowbridge, it then returns along the Toadsmoor Valley past the beautiful Toadsmoor Lakes, returning along the Thames and Severn Canal from Brimscombe, before heading back uphill to Rodborough Common.
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Parking and start point:
Start point & free parking on Rodborough Common, map ref N51° 43’ 59.1 W2° 12’ 53.4 just copy and paste into google maps or click the link below it will take you straight to the car park.
Points of interest on route:
Thames And Severn Canal
Brunel’s GWR Viaduct
Arundel Mill Pond
Bowbridge Unique Overspill
Toadsmoor Upper Lake
Toadsmoor Lower Lake
Griffins Mill Lock
On good paths and tracks that stay mostly mud free.
Places to stop for refreshments:
The Bowbridge Arms at Bowbridge
The Ship Inn at Brimscombe
The Stroud Brewery Thrupp
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