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.

1Our Millennium Topograph on Selsley Common with views across the Stroud Valley
Our Millennium Topograph on Selsley Common with views across the Stroud Valley
1Selsley Spring Water - drinkable at your own risk - but many do.
Selsley Spring Water - drinkable at your own risk - but many do.
1Cotswold 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.
1Yew Tree Stores & KS Post Office before its conservatory extension
Yew Tree Stores & KS Post Office before its conservatory extension
1Baptist Church Middleyard with Selsley Common behind
Baptist Church Middleyard with Selsley Common behind
1Far 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!
1Fields behind KS village look up at Penn Woods in December.
Fields behind KS village look up at Penn Woods in December.
1Fields behind KS village also look up at Selsley Common.
Fields behind KS village also look up at Selsley Common.
1Cotswold 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!
1Another view of Selsley Common from the Cotswold Way at Middleyard.
Another view of Selsley Common from the Cotswold Way at Middleyard.
1Views 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.
1This 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.
1Castle Street King's Stanley looks towards Selsley Common.
Castle Street King's Stanley looks towards Selsley Common.
1St 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.
1Winter view of St George's Church King's Stanley
Winter view of St George's Church King's Stanley
1Selsley looks at Ebley Mill (SDC Offices), Foxmoor and Doverow Hill.
Selsley looks at Ebley Mill (SDC Offices), Foxmoor and Doverow Hill.
1You 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!
1Stanley Mill, the famous fire-proof mill, glows in winter afternoon sunshine
Stanley Mill, the famous fire-proof mill, glows in winter afternoon sunshine
1Other side of
Other side of "Z" shaped Stanley Mill from the Cotswold Way behind Guilding's Way.
1Stanley 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
1View 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.
1Views right across the Severn & of the topograph near Toots Long Barrow
Views right across the Severn & of the topograph near Toots Long Barrow
1Great 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
1Footpath 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
1Points 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!
1The Web in King's Stanley
The Web in King's Stanley
1KS 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
1Renovation of one of the High Street properties
Renovation of one of the High Street properties
1Water 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.
1Bell Inn on Selsley Hill overlooks Rodborough Common
Bell Inn on Selsley Hill overlooks Rodborough Common
1Balloons often fly over Stanley Mill on a still evening
Balloons often fly over Stanley Mill on a still evening
1Tree 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.
1Cricket has been played in Selsley for well over a century
Cricket has been played in Selsley for well over a century
1.... and with a view like this, no wonder!
.... and with a view like this, no wonder!
1A view across the Stroud Valley from Selsley
A view across the Stroud Valley from Selsley
1Selsley War Memorial lies underneath Selsley Common near Peaked Elm Farm
Selsley War Memorial lies underneath Selsley Common near Peaked Elm Farm
1The 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
1All Saints Church Selsley
All Saints Church Selsley
1People 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
1Sometimes they just look at the views!
Sometimes they just look at the views!
1One 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
1Not Painswick's Yews, but St George's Church Yews KS
Not Painswick's Yews, but St George's Church Yews KS
1Wintery view from Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley West
Wintery view from Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley West
1View from Cotswold Way Middleyard across the valley
View from Cotswold Way Middleyard across the valley
1From Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley Common
From Cotswold Way Middleyard onto Selsley Common
1Wintery Cotswold Way Middleyard looks across the valley again
Wintery Cotswold Way Middleyard looks across the valley again
1Volunteers installing one of our new kissing gates in January 09
Volunteers installing one of our new kissing gates in January 09
1St George's Avenue leads to St George's Church of course!
St George's Avenue leads to St George's Church of course!
1One of the stained glass windows in St George's Church KS
One of the stained glass windows in St George's Church KS
1Splendid 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
1Traditional pub interior of the Bell Inn Selsley
Traditional pub interior of the Bell Inn Selsley
1Selsley 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
1Heading back to KS car park after a good walk
Heading back to KS car park after a good walk
1KS Baptist Chapel churchyard and the Cotswold Way Middleyard
KS Baptist Chapel churchyard and the Cotswold Way Middleyard
1Stubble 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
1All Saints Church Selsley coming into view
All Saints Church Selsley coming into view
1All Saints Selsley well in sight now
All Saints Selsley well in sight now
1Cattle fodder stubble looks across at Cashes Green and Standish Woods
Cattle fodder stubble looks across at Cashes Green and Standish Woods
1Gain height in Selsley West and gain the views
Gain height in Selsley West and gain the views
1Ceramic map of Selsley on wall of the Bell Inn
Ceramic map of Selsley on wall of the Bell Inn
1Public 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!
1Looking at the King's Head, head on from Church Street
Looking at the King's Head, head on from Church Street
1KS War Memorial beside the junction of Broad Street & High Street
KS War Memorial beside the junction of Broad Street & High Street
1Our Bus Shelter on The Green, Red Lion House behind
Our Bus Shelter on The Green, Red Lion House behind
1The Green from the entrance to Marling Close
The Green from the entrance to Marling Close
1Wonderful Holley's Shop as was, now a private house
Wonderful Holley's Shop as was, now a private house
1Our Bus Shelter, the former Holley's Shop and The Green
Our Bus Shelter, the former Holley's Shop and The Green
1Descending  footpath off Penn Lane Middleyard, May Hill in the distance
Descending footpath off Penn Lane Middleyard, May Hill in the distance
1Further down the path behind the Coldwells Middleyard
Further down the path behind the Coldwells Middleyard
1A 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
1Plenty 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
1Under Penn Woods see Middleyard, Selsley West, Doverow Hill & Standish Woods
Under Penn Woods see Middleyard, Selsley West, Doverow Hill & Standish Woods
1Caught glimpses of Selsley Common from Penn Woods above Middleyard
Caught glimpses of Selsley Common from Penn Woods above Middleyard
1Penn & Stanley Woods guarding the escarpent especially delightful in Autumn
Penn & Stanley Woods guarding the escarpent especially delightful in Autumn
1Tail 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
1Selsley West crouches safely under 600ft (182.88m) Selsley Common
Selsley West crouches safely under 600ft (182.88m) Selsley Common
1Gloucestershire 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
1Stanley 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
1Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a sunny autumnal day towards Selsley
Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a sunny autumnal day towards Selsley
1Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a wintry day towards Selsley
Walking up from Ebley Bypass on a wintry day towards Selsley
1The 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.
1This view overlooks Selsley Cricket Pitch and across towards Stroud's outskirts
This view overlooks Selsley Cricket Pitch and across towards Stroud's outskirts
1The higher you get, the wider the view
The higher you get, the wider the view
1Views 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
1A pause for breath and decide which way to go
A pause for breath and decide which way to go
1Along 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
1Back 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
1A wintery look at Stanley Mill from the Cotswold Way near KS
A wintery look at Stanley Mill from the Cotswold Way near KS
1A closer look at that
A closer look at that "Z" shaped building
1One channl of the river Frome at Ryeford feeds Stanley Mill
One channl of the river Frome at Ryeford feeds Stanley Mill
1Onto 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
1The river Frome has several channels; this one feeds Stanley Mill
The river Frome has several channels; this one feeds Stanley Mill
1A Little further along you can see the mill pond just behind
A Little further along you can see the mill pond just behind
1A 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
1Looking up towards Selsley Common from the riverbank
Looking up towards Selsley Common from the riverbank
1Alders 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
1Looking across at the Parish from the Canal
Looking across at the Parish from the Canal
1Low light  late afternoon near Winter Solstice
Low light late afternoon near Winter Solstice
1KS Parish as seen from fields under Doverow Hill in darkest December
KS Parish as seen from fields under Doverow Hill in darkest December
1KS Parish under Penn & Stanley Woods
KS Parish under Penn & Stanley Woods
1Looking 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
1Stanley Mill captured in the valley underneath the escarpment
Stanley Mill captured in the valley underneath the escarpment
1Sign at Ryeford directs walkers and cyclists
Sign at Ryeford directs walkers and cyclists
1This one is for Cotswold Way walkers using the valley route
This one is for Cotswold Way walkers using the valley route
1KS Village Hall on Marling Close
KS Village Hall on Marling Close
1KS 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
1Marling 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
1Marling 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
1A swivel of feet finds KSPCs MUGA - multi use games area
A swivel of feet finds KSPCs MUGA - multi use games area
1A frosty top by the topograph on Selsley Common
A frosty top by the topograph on Selsley Common
1Far reaching wintry view from the topograph
Far reaching wintry view from the topograph
1Wintry view sweeps around to catch the Severn at high tide
Wintry view sweeps around to catch the Severn at high tide
1Doverow Hill picked out in the sunlight, May hill far beyond
Doverow Hill picked out in the sunlight, May hill far beyond
1Setting off towards Boundary Court & Nympsfield
Setting off towards Boundary Court & Nympsfield
1Boundary Court (National Trust owned) coming into closer view
Boundary Court (National Trust owned) coming into closer view
1Selsley Common & the eastern side of the Parish from Rodborough Common
Selsley Common & the eastern side of the Parish from Rodborough Common
1A clearer view of the eastern side of Selsley Common
A clearer view of the eastern side of Selsley Common
1Eastern flank of parish showing Dead Man's Acre hedge square
Eastern flank of parish showing Dead Man's Acre hedge square
1Lower eastern slopes of Selsley from Rodborough Common
Lower eastern slopes of Selsley from Rodborough Common
1Western flank of Selsley Common showing up old quarrying lines
Western flank of Selsley Common showing up old quarrying lines
1Patchwork of fields on northen edge of parish
Patchwork of fields on northen edge of parish
1slopes below Selsley Common from slope below Doverow Hill
slopes below Selsley Common from slope below Doverow Hill
1Good view of the wooded escarpment from bottom of Doverow Hill
Good view of the wooded escarpment from bottom of Doverow Hill
1Stanley Mill & backdrop from nr Horsetrough Roundabout, Ebley bypass
Stanley Mill & backdrop from nr Horsetrough Roundabout, Ebley bypass
1Stanley Mill gives way to views of Selsley Common along Ebley bypass
Stanley Mill gives way to views of Selsley Common along Ebley bypass
1The whitened Green KS on the 12th day of Christmas 09
The whitened Green KS on the 12th day of Christmas 09
1Parish 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
1Marling Close & Selsley Common from central King's Stanley
Marling Close & Selsley Common from central King's Stanley
1Marling Close looking at King's Stanley Village Hall and northwards
Marling Close looking at King's Stanley Village Hall and northwards
1Broad Street, King's Stanley on the 12th day of Christmas
Broad Street, King's Stanley on the 12th day of Christmas
1Further along Broad St looking up Courthouse pitch towards Middleyard
Further along Broad St looking up Courthouse pitch towards Middleyard
1Middleyard looks up to Selsley West
Middleyard looks up to Selsley West
1Selsley West going East
Selsley West going East
1Selsley West sits underneath Selsley Common
Selsley West sits underneath Selsley Common
1Road along Selsley West looks out over Stroud valley
Road along Selsley West looks out over Stroud valley
1Spring 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
1LHS Peaked Elm Farm, RHS Selsley Common, Selsley East straight on
LHS Peaked Elm Farm, RHS Selsley Common, Selsley East straight on
1Entrance 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
1View over Stroud area along wall by Selsley Scout HQ
View over Stroud area along wall by Selsley Scout HQ
1Selsley West gazes onto Cainscross, Cashes Green & Westrip
Selsley West gazes onto Cainscross, Cashes Green & Westrip
1Now turning towards Ebley
Now turning towards Ebley
1Selsley Scout HQ sits at the top of New Road
Selsley Scout HQ sits at the top of New Road
1Where 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
1On 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
1Rear 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
1Looking 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
1Walking backwards along the canal the light changes
Walking backwards along the canal the light changes
1Oringal 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
1Selsley Common from Nutshell Bridge, Bridgend, Nr Stonehouse
Selsley Common from Nutshell Bridge, Bridgend, Nr Stonehouse
1Canal at Bridgend looks up towards Selsley
Canal at Bridgend looks up towards Selsley
1Nutshell 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
1Brockley Rd Leonard Stanley also gazes at the Common
Brockley Rd Leonard Stanley also gazes at the Common
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