Over 100 reasons to get better acquainted with KS

Here are over 100 reasons for people to visit & for local residents to get better acquainted with King's Stanley Parish which includes the villages of King's Stanley itself, Middleyard and Selsley, including Selsley Common and the wooded escarpment. There are many marvellous views to discover all year round, from the valley floor, up the slopes as well as from neighbouring parishes, including nearby Leonard Stanley.

Our Millennium Topograph on Selsley Common with views across the Stroud Valley
Our Millennium Topograph on Selsley Common with views across the Stroud Valley
Selsley Spring Water - drinkable at your own risk - but many do.
Selsley Spring Water - drinkable at your own risk - but many do.
Cotswold Warden Installing Posts on Selsley Common, December 2009.   They will weather down.
Cotswold Warden Installing Posts on Selsley Common, December 2009. They will weather down.
Yew Tree Stores & KS Post Office before its conservatory extension
Yew Tree Stores & KS Post Office before its conservatory extension
Baptist Church Middleyard with Selsley Common behind
Baptist Church Middleyard with Selsley Common behind
Far reaching views towards May Hill from Coldwell, Middleyard.  Galv KGs will tone down in time!
Far reaching views towards May Hill from Coldwell, Middleyard. Galv KGs will tone down in time!
Fields behind KS village look up at Penn Woods in December.
Fields behind KS village look up at Penn Woods in December.
Fields behind KS village also look up at Selsley Common.
Fields behind KS village also look up at Selsley Common.
Cotswold Way gives lots of lovely views of our neck of the woods, this is just one!
Cotswold Way gives lots of lovely views of our neck of the woods, this is just one!
Another view of Selsley Common from the Cotswold Way at Middleyard.
Another view of Selsley Common from the Cotswold Way at Middleyard.
Views like this are why wakers are welcome anytime in KS! Middleyard looks towards Stroud Valleys.
Views like this are why wakers are welcome anytime in KS! Middleyard looks towards Stroud Valleys.
This view of Selsley Common  indicates how it was at one time quarried.  Extensive evidence on top.
This view of Selsley Common indicates how it was at one time quarried. Extensive evidence on top.
Castle Street King's Stanley looks towards Selsley Common.
Castle Street King's Stanley looks towards Selsley Common.
St George's Avenue basking in winter sunshine - the metal pole is now underground.
St George's Avenue basking in winter sunshine - the metal pole is now underground.
Winter view of St George's Church King's Stanley
Winter view of St George's Church King's Stanley
Selsley looks at Ebley Mill (SDC Offices), Foxmoor and Doverow Hill.
Selsley looks at Ebley Mill (SDC Offices), Foxmoor and Doverow Hill.
You can definitely see May Hill, a famous landmark in the Forest of Dean, from here!
You can definitely see May Hill, a famous landmark in the Forest of Dean, from here!
Stanley Mill, the famous fire-proof mill, glows in winter afternoon sunshine
Stanley Mill, the famous fire-proof mill, glows in winter afternoon sunshine
Other side of
Other side of "Z" shaped Stanley Mill from the Cotswold Way behind Guilding's Way.
Stanley Mill can also be glimpsed from the back of St George's Churchyard
Stanley Mill can also be glimpsed from the back of St George's Churchyard
View onto All Saint's Church Selsley - see Parish History page for more about this famous church.
View onto All Saint's Church Selsley - see Parish History page for more about this famous church.
Views right across the Severn & of the topograph near Toots Long Barrow
Views right across the Severn & of the topograph near Toots Long Barrow
Great views from the top of Selsley Common - Stanley Mill & many other features
Great views from the top of Selsley Common - Stanley Mill & many other features
Footpath in Leonard Stanley Parish looks towards King's Stanley, Selsley West & Selsley Common
Footpath in Leonard Stanley Parish looks towards King's Stanley, Selsley West & Selsley Common
Points North, South, East and West, it all looks good from here just below Selsley Common!
Points North, South, East and West, it all looks good from here just below Selsley Common!
The Web in King's Stanley
The Web in King's Stanley
KS Junior School site from Church St - Infant School site is in Broad St
KS Junior School site from Church St - Infant School site is in Broad St
Renovation of one of the High Street properties
Renovation of one of the High Street properties
Water gushing on Ryeford Road, KS nr Brook House, which now has a new roof.
Water gushing on Ryeford Road, KS nr Brook House, which now has a new roof.
Bell Inn on Selsley Hill overlooks Rodborough Common
Bell Inn on Selsley Hill overlooks Rodborough Common
Balloons often fly over Stanley Mill on a still evening
Balloons often fly over Stanley Mill on a still evening
Tree dedicated to dogs on Rodborough Common faces Selsley Common and Doverow Hill.
Tree dedicated to dogs on Rodborough Common faces Selsley Common and Doverow Hill.
Cricket has been played in Selsley for well over a century
Cricket has been played in Selsley for well over a century
.... and with a view like this, no wonder!
.... and with a view like this, no wonder!
A view across the Stroud Valley from Selsley
A view across the Stroud Valley from Selsley
Selsley War Memorial lies underneath Selsley Common near Peaked Elm Farm
Selsley War Memorial lies underneath Selsley Common near Peaked Elm Farm
The King's Head in the centre of King's Stanley Village as seen from The Green
The King's Head in the centre of King's Stanley Village as seen from The Green
All Saints Church Selsley
All Saints Church Selsley
People like to rearrange small stones in the quarried areas of Selsley Common
People like to rearrange small stones in the quarried areas of Selsley Common
Sometimes they just look at the views!
Sometimes they just look at the views!
One of the various types of orchids to be found on Selsley Common
One of the various types of orchids to be found on Selsley Common
Not Painswick's Yews, but St George's Church Yews KS
Not Painswick's Yews, but St George's Church Yews KS
Wintery view from Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley West
Wintery view from Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley West
View from Cotswold Way Middleyard across the valley
View from Cotswold Way Middleyard across the valley
From Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley Common
From Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley Common
Wintery Cotswold Way Middleyard looks across the valley again
Wintery Cotswold Way Middleyard looks across the valley again
Volunteers installing one of our new kissing gates in January 09
Volunteers installing one of our new kissing gates in January 09
St George's Avenue leads to St George's Church of course!
St George's Avenue leads to St George's Church of course!
One of the stained glass windows in St George's Church KS
One of the stained glass windows in St George's Church KS
Splendid views on Penn & Stanley Woods & the vale from top of Selsley Common
Splendid views on Penn & Stanley Woods & the vale from top of Selsley Common
Traditional pub interior of the Bell Inn Selsley
Traditional pub interior of the Bell Inn Selsley
Selsley Cattle have wonderful views; this one of Rodborough Common along a lane from The Bell Inn
Selsley Cattle have wonderful views; this one of Rodborough Common along a lane from The Bell Inn
Heading back to KS car park after a good walk
Heading back to KS car park after a good walk
KS Baptist Chapel churchyard and the Cotswold Way Middleyard
KS Baptist Chapel churchyard and the Cotswold Way Middleyard
Stubble field at Selsley West on the way to All Saints Church Selsley
Stubble field at Selsley West on the way to All Saints Church Selsley
All Saints Church Selsley coming into view
All Saints Church Selsley coming into view
All Saints Selsley well in sight now
All Saints Selsley well in sight now
Cattle fodder stubble looks across at Cashes Green and Standish Woods
Cattle fodder stubble looks across at Cashes Green and Standish Woods
Gain height in Selsley West and gain the views
Gain height in Selsley West and gain the views
Ceramic map of Selsley on wall of the Bell Inn
Ceramic map of Selsley on wall of the Bell Inn
Public Right of Way leading towards Ebley bypass - it can be wet on the flat!
Public Right of Way leading towards Ebley bypass - it can be wet on the flat!
Looking at the King's Head, head on from Church Street
Looking at the King's Head, head on from Church Street
KS War Memorial beside the junction of Broad Street & High Street
KS War Memorial beside the junction of Broad Street & High Street
Our Bus Shelter on The Green, Red Lion House behind
Our Bus Shelter on The Green, Red Lion House behind
The Green from the entrance to Marling Close
The Green from the entrance to Marling Close
Wonderful Holley's Shop as was, now a private house
Wonderful Holley's Shop as was, now a private house
Our Bus Shelter, the former Holley's Shop and The Green
Our Bus Shelter, the former Holley's Shop and The Green
Descending  footpath off Penn Lane Middleyard, May Hill in the distance
Descending footpath off Penn Lane Middleyard, May Hill in the distance
Further down the path behind the Coldwells Middleyard
Further down the path behind the Coldwells Middleyard
A favourite view from Cotswold Way off Penn Lane Middleyard looks on Selsley West
A favourite view from Cotswold Way off Penn Lane Middleyard looks on Selsley West
Plenty of views to enjoy - this one looks across at Doverow Hill and Standish Woods
Plenty of views to enjoy - this one looks across at Doverow Hill and Standish Woods
Under Penn Woods see Middleyard, Selsley West, Doverow Hill & Standish Woods
Under Penn Woods see Middleyard, Selsley West, Doverow Hill & Standish Woods
Caught glimpses of Selsley Common from Penn Woods above Middleyard
Caught glimpses of Selsley Common from Penn Woods above Middleyard
Penn & Stanley Woods guarding the escarpent especially delightful in Autumn
Penn & Stanley Woods guarding the escarpent especially delightful in Autumn
Tail ender making good progress up Cotswold Way Middleyard with Doverow Hill behind
Tail ender making good progress up Cotswold Way Middleyard with Doverow Hill behind
Selsley West crouches safely under 600ft (182.88m) Selsley Common
Selsley West crouches safely under 600ft (182.88m) Selsley Common
Gloucestershire is a mistletoe hotspot; Cotwold Way at Ryeford points the way to higher contours
Gloucestershire is a mistletoe hotspot; Cotwold Way at Ryeford points the way to higher contours
Stanley Mill on Ryeford Road adjacent to the Coach House, also a business premises
Stanley Mill on Ryeford Road adjacent to the Coach House, also a business premises
Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a sunny autumnal day towards Selsley
Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a sunny autumnal day towards Selsley
Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a wintry day towards Selsley
Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a wintry day towards Selsley
The views well worth the uphill pull; this looks at Rodborough Fort, Rodborough Common N.T.
The views well worth the uphill pull; this looks at Rodborough Fort, Rodborough Common N.T.
This view overlooks Selsley Cricket Pitch and across towards Stroud's outskirts
This view overlooks Selsley Cricket Pitch and across towards Stroud's outskirts
The higher you get, the wider the view
The higher you get, the wider the view
Views of Doverow Hill and the hillside above the Stroud valley from Stanley Park fields
Views of Doverow Hill and the hillside above the Stroud valley from Stanley Park fields
A pause for breath and decide which way to go
A pause for breath and decide which way to go
Along the road towards All Saints Church Selsley you pass Park Farm and The Old Cider House
Along the road towards All Saints Church Selsley you pass Park Farm and The Old Cider House
Back in King's Stanley looking along the original route of the Cotswold Way towards Penn Woods
Back in King's Stanley looking along the original route of the Cotswold Way towards Penn Woods
A wintery look at Stanley Mill from the Cotswold Way near KS
A wintery look at Stanley Mill from the Cotswold Way near KS
A closer look at that
A closer look at that "Z" shaped building
One channl of the river Frome at Ryeford feeds Stanley Mill
One channl of the river Frome at Ryeford feeds Stanley Mill
Onto the footpath beside the specially cut channel you can pick out Stanley Mill
Onto the footpath beside the specially cut channel you can pick out Stanley Mill
The river Frome has several channels; this one feeds Stanley Mill
The river Frome has several channels; this one feeds Stanley Mill
A Little further along you can see the mill pond just behind
A Little further along you can see the mill pond just behind
A pair of deer in a quiet corner - the other one is sitting nearby
A pair of deer in a quiet corner - the other one is sitting nearby
Looking up towards Selsley Common from the riverbank
Looking up towards Selsley Common from the riverbank
Alders grow by the river - not sure whether water voles can set up home here though
Alders grow by the river - not sure whether water voles can set up home here though
Looking across at the Parish from the Canal
Looking across at the Parish from the Canal
Low light  late afternoon near Winter Solstice
Low light late afternoon near Winter Solstice
KS Parish as seen from fields under Doverow Hill in darkest December
KS Parish as seen from fields under Doverow Hill in darkest December
KS Parish under Penn & Stanley Woods
KS Parish under Penn & Stanley Woods
Looking at high ground behind the Parish from the Cotswold Way above Ebley
Looking at high ground behind the Parish from the Cotswold Way above Ebley
Stanley Mill captured in the valley underneath the escarpment
Stanley Mill captured in the valley underneath the escarpment
Sign at Ryeford directs walkers and cyclists
Sign at Ryeford directs walkers and cyclists
This one is for Cotswold Way walkers using the valley route
This one is for Cotswold Way walkers using the valley route
KS Village Hall on Marling Close
KS Village Hall on Marling Close
KS Vilage Hall looks out across Marling Close recreation field and up at Selsley Common
KS Vilage Hall looks out across Marling Close recreation field and up at Selsley Common
Marling Close has splendid views towards higher ground of Penn and Stanley Woods too
Marling Close has splendid views towards higher ground of Penn and Stanley Woods too
Marling Close is found off Broad Street close to the centre of King's Stanley
Marling Close is found off Broad Street close to the centre of King's Stanley
A swivel of feet finds KSPCs MUGA - multi use games area
A swivel of feet finds KSPCs MUGA - multi use games area
A frosty top by the topograph on Selsley Common
A frosty top by the topograph on Selsley Common
Far reaching wintry view from the topograph
Far reaching wintry view from the topograph
Wintry view sweeps around to catch the Severn at high tide
Wintry view sweeps around to catch the Severn at high tide
Doverow Hill picked out in the sunlight, May hill far beyond
Doverow Hill picked out in the sunlight, May hill far beyond
Setting off towards Boundary Court & Nympsfield
Setting off towards Boundary Court & Nympsfield
Boundary Court (National Trust owned) coming into closer view
Boundary Court (National Trust owned) coming into closer view
Selsley Common & the eastern side of the Parish from Rodborough Common
Selsley Common & the eastern side of the Parish from Rodborough Common
A clearer view of the eastern side of Selsley Common
A clearer view of the eastern side of Selsley Common
Eastern flank of parish showing Dead Man's Acre hedge square
Eastern flank of parish showing Dead Man's Acre hedge square
Lower eastern slopes of Selsley from Rodborough Common
Lower eastern slopes of Selsley from Rodborough Common
Western flank of Selsley Common showing up old quarrying lines
Western flank of Selsley Common showing up old quarrying lines
Patchwork of fields on northen edge of parish
Patchwork of fields on northen edge of parish
slopes below Selsley Common from slope below Doverow Hill
slopes below Selsley Common from slope below Doverow Hill
Good view of the wooded escarpment from bottom of Doverow Hill
Good view of the wooded escarpment from bottom of Doverow Hill
Stanley Mill & backdrop from nr Horsetrough Roundabout, Ebley bypass
Stanley Mill & backdrop from nr Horsetrough Roundabout, Ebley bypass
Stanley Mill gives way to views of Selsley Common along Ebley bypass
Stanley Mill gives way to views of Selsley Common along Ebley bypass
The whitened Green KS on the 12th day of Christmas 09
The whitened Green KS on the 12th day of Christmas 09
Parish Clerks must avertise Parish Council Meetings on notice boards throughout the parish
Parish Clerks must avertise Parish Council Meetings on notice boards throughout the parish
Marling Close & Selsley Common from central King's Stanley
Marling Close & Selsley Common from central King's Stanley
Marling Close looking at King's Stanley Village Hall and northwards
Marling Close looking at King's Stanley Village Hall and northwards
Broad Street, King's Stanley on the 12th day of Christmas
Broad Street, King's Stanley on the 12th day of Christmas
Further along Broad St looking up Courthouse pitch towards Middleyard
Further along Broad St looking up Courthouse pitch towards Middleyard
Middleyard looks up to Selsley West
Middleyard looks up to Selsley West
Selsley West going East
Selsley West going East
Selsley West sits underneath Selsley Common
Selsley West sits underneath Selsley Common
Road along Selsley West looks out over Stroud valley
Road along Selsley West looks out over Stroud valley
Spring at Selsley West still runs well filtering water through the oolitic limestone
Spring at Selsley West still runs well filtering water through the oolitic limestone
LHS Peaked Elm Farm, RHS Selsley Common, Selsley East straight on
LHS Peaked Elm Farm, RHS Selsley Common, Selsley East straight on
Entrance to houses in Stanley Park's former walled garden, picking out Clock Tower
Entrance to houses in Stanley Park's former walled garden, picking out Clock Tower
View over Stroud area along wall by Selsley Scout HQ
View over Stroud area along wall by Selsley Scout HQ
Selsley West gazes onto Cainscross, Cashes Green & Westrip
Selsley West gazes onto Cainscross, Cashes Green & Westrip
Now turning towards Ebley
Now turning towards Ebley
Selsley Scout HQ sits at the top of New Road
Selsley Scout HQ sits at the top of New Road
Where there's a hill there's a sleigh & there's hills in Selsley
Where there's a hill there's a sleigh & there's hills in Selsley
On the Selsley arm of the Cotswold Way looking up at some of Stanley Park's Wellingtonias
On the Selsley arm of the Cotswold Way looking up at some of Stanley Park's Wellingtonias
Rear of Ebley Mill, Stroud District Council offices - one way into our parish from PROW MCA26
Rear of Ebley Mill, Stroud District Council offices - one way into our parish from PROW MCA26
Looking West on Canal at Ryeford, turn left at  next bridge & head into KS
Looking West on Canal at Ryeford, turn left at next bridge & head into KS
Walking backwards along the canal the light changes
Walking backwards along the canal the light changes
Oringal route of the Cotswold Way leaves the Ryeford here & heads towards the escarpment
Oringal route of the Cotswold Way leaves the Ryeford here & heads towards the escarpment
Selsley Common from Nutshell Bridge, Bridgend, Nr Stonehouse
Selsley Common from Nutshell Bridge, Bridgend, Nr Stonehouse
Canal at Bridgend looks up towards Selsley
Canal at Bridgend looks up towards Selsley
Nutshell Bridge also commands a view of Stanley Woods clinging to the escarpment slopes
Nutshell Bridge also commands a view of Stanley Woods clinging to the escarpment slopes
Brockley Rd Leonard Stanley also gazes at the Common
Brockley Rd Leonard Stanley also gazes at the Common
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