Haresfield Beacon Circular Walk

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366 m
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Haresfield Beacon Circular Walk

The Haresfield Beacon Circular includes beautiful farmlands and spectacular views from the Cotswold escarpment. You’ll find plenty of wildlife as you walk through the estate and into the tranquil Standish and Maitland woods. The return walk brings you up past the natural boulder known as Cromwell’s Stone.

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Route Description for Haresfield Beacon Circular Walk

The Haresfield Beacon Circular Walk in Gloucestershire begins on the National Trust Haresfield estate. As you walk along a stretch of the Cotswold Way, you’ll have beautiful views of the Severn Valley from the hilltops. The walk wanders through farmland and grassy meadows with wide-open Cotswold countryside.

Then you’ll walk through quiet woodland trails going through Standish and Maitlands woods. Near the end of the loop, you can try and locate the natural boulder known as Cromwell’s Stone, which is said to be the point from which Cromwell surveyed the area.

Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.

Getting to the Haresfield Beacon Circular Walk Trailhead

The Haresfield Beacon Circular is in the countryside north of Stroud. To get to the Haresfield Beacon Circular trailhead, you can take Main Road, which becomes Edge Road, and turn left on Beacon Lane. Park at the National Trust Standish Wood Car Park, and take the path marked as Cotswold Way.

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