Gloucestershire Walking Guidebooks and Maps
Below are the guidebooks and maps for Gloucestershire walking. Some of the guidebooks are out of print, but available from third-parties via Amazon.
The Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps, the best maps for rambling, are available in standard quality (shown), as well as the tough all-weather type.
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“Meandering in Gloucestershire contains ten easy to follow walks with access to start and clear walking pattern to follow. There are photos of areas you visit, there are woods, green lanes, tracks and quiet country lanes to walk down through villages and hamlets. Gloucestershire is the land of the Cotswolds with its open valleys. When high up on the hills the meadows look like a work of art, with its fields looking like a fine tapestry worked on the back drop of green fields. There is the sweet scent of wild flowers lingering in air and the only sounds are from bumble bees and the gentle trill of the song birds. The colourful crops are like the painters palate with every colour you can think of all around you giving a warm glow as you stroll through the country side. One of the walks is in Slad which forms part of the Golden Valleys along with Cam, Nailworth, Painswick and Chalford with Stroud as the industrial centre of the Cotswolds. Laurie Lee poet and author came from Slad with is most famous book being Cider with Rosie. Laurie Lee said about the area. Greener and more decently lush than is decent to the general herbaceous smugness of the English country side.”
– Meandering in Gloucestershire: Volume 6
“Walking is one of Britain’s favourite leisure activities, and this guide to Gloucestershire features 50 mapped walks from two to ten miles, to suit all abilities. The book features all the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of the area, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets.”
– 50 Walks in Gloucestershire (AA 50 Walks Series)