Local Walks

COTSWOLD WAY WALKERS PLEASE NOTE: THE KING'S HEAD SERVES MEALS AND ITS KING'S COFFEE HOUSE ALSO CATERS FOR YOUR NEEDS.
THERE IS A MODERN CO-OP INCORPORATING A POST OFFICE, A NEWSAGENTS/SWEET SHOP, A TV/COMS SHOP, A HAIRDRESSER. YOU CAN QUICKLY DIVERT OFF ROUTE AND FIND KINGS STANLEY WELCOMES YOU! THERE IS ALSO A GOOD CAR PARK IF YOU ARE ORGANISING A CIRCULAR WALK FROM KS VILLAGE. Scroll down for diversion instructions and lots more information.

Kissing gates enable stile free walking.   This one is below Stanley Wood.  More to come!!
Kissing gates enable stile free walking. This one is below Stanley Wood. More to come!!

Diversion Instructions:
From Middleyard pass Baptist Church & through several fields towards new school building. Take to road or continue & look for paths which take you into KS - easy!
From Ryeford off the main road go into field on CW and along elevated field route to look for a path into the village - easy!
If you are using the Selsley high route you may not think to come down to KS, shame as there are great views up onto Selsley Common, and you'll end up down on the canal having bypassed us!
Why not get some map sections when walking in our neck of the woods? Then you'll see exactly what variations you can incorporate!

VISIT PHOTO GALLERY IN KING'S STANLEY PARISH PAGE FOR OVER 100 REASONS TO WALK IN AND AROUND THE PARISH. SCROLL DOWN HERE FOR PLENTY OF WALKS IN OUR PARISH

Alternative routes of the Cotswold Way pass across Selsley Common to look out across the Severn Vale and to come through King's Stanley itself to appreciate the view of the Common and wooded escarpment from below. Walkers also pass alongside Stanley Mill, a very large fine-looking brick-built, z-shaped Grade II listed building, famed for being the first fire-proof mill built. Planning permission was recently granted to develop the site for housing which was the only viable means of securing a safe future for the whole mill site. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL, READ ON........

Kings Stanley & sister Parish Leonard Stanley have WALKERS ARE WELCOME status now - and here is the certificate to prove it!

PDFPDF WALKERS ARE WELCOME CERTIFICATE

PDFPDF Walkers are Welcome Information

A Walk for Everyone in the Stanleys

The Stanleys have some of the most interesting, varied and beautiful walks in the Cotswolds. We are also blessed with fine scenery, historical features, fine architecture and parks. To help you to enjoy them, King's Stanley Parish Council have published, for the first time, a guide to some of these public footpaths. These walks are of varying distance and demands from 1.5 miles to 10 miles long. Clear guidance is given to distances involved and possible difficulties such as step-over stiles, steep hills, mud and livestock.

VISIT LINKS PAGE FOR MORE ON MAPS AND WALKS.

VISIT PHOTO GALLERY IN KING'S STANLEY PARISH PAGE FOR OVER 100 REASONS TO WALK IN AND AROUND THE PARISH.

PDFPDF Our kissing gates walk

PDFPDF Stile-free circuit

PDFPDF King's Stanley 5 mile circuit

PDFPDF Historical commentary

PDFPDF Cotswold Way - King's Stanly loop

PDFPDF Jackdaw Quarry to Woodchester Mansion

PDFPDF Walks with wheels

PDFPDF Farm to farm

PDFPDF Middle ground

PDFPDF Stile-free Selsley Common

PDFPDF A little bit of history

PDFPDF All change

PDFPDF Five Acre Grove

PDFPDF Sandfords Knoll

PDFPDF Beating the bounds

PDFPDF Pubs, commons and hills

PDFPDF A walk without stile

PDFPDF Field names

PDFPDF Geology walk

PDFPDF A 10 mile walk without stile

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