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Prinknash and Painswick

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Photo: View fron Painswick Beacon May 2021 (c) Philip Dark

A walk over the hills around Prinknash Abbey with glorious views over the Severn Vale. It takes in Buckholt Wood and Pope’s Wood as well as Painswick Beacon. There is a café serving lunches at Prinknash adjacent to the car park.


This walk is organised by Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, the voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board. These walks offer an interesting and often entertaining way of exploring our wonderful Cotswold countryside and landscape. All walks by the Voluntary Wardens are FREE OF CHARGE however donations are welcome and help us to take care of the countryside.

PLEASE: always remember to wear appropriate footwear because some walks may be steep and muddy in places. Dogs are not allowed on walks, except guide dogs and hearing dogs. It is advisable to check the website or call the Cotswolds Conservation Board (07841 663607) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Wed September 20, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: 4.5 miles
OS Grid Ref: SO 880 135
Map Ref: W3W :///bands.linked.decreased
Starting Point: Prinknash Abbey car park signposted off the A46 between Brockworth and Cranham GL4 8EX.
Stile Free: No
Leader: Mike Williams Royden Hales Tony Duffin Holly Garrett
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens