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Starting from Painswick Beacon we cross the A46 to reach the hamlet of Paradise from where we descend to the Painswick stream which we follow in the village. Passing between weavers cottages we reach the Quakers Meeting House. We then rejoin the stream passing several mills before re-crossing the A4

Much of this walk is along the Painswick valley with views across to Longridge and Bulls Cross. We pass the Friends meeting House which was opened in 1706 and is still in use today. As we return to the village at the end of the walk there are extensive views of Stroud and beyond

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 July 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance: 5.5 miles
OS Grid Ref: SO867105
Map Ref: ///responses.only.turkeys
Starting Point: Walkers Car Park, Golf Course Road Painswick
Stile Free: No
Leader: Royden Hales, Tony Duffin and Holly Garrett
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens