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    Selsley Common Walk

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    3.1 km
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    104 m
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    Walking the Selsley Common Trail is a fun adventure in The Cotswolds AONB that will take you through the picturesque English countryside for views of the surrounding villages and rolling hills. While out on the trail, you will climb gently up the hilly terrain of Selsley Common, where you will be greeted with an awesome sightline that stretches out to the Bristol Channel. This route is part of a good network of trails in the area, meaning that you can make your journey longer, shorter, or more challenging if you wish.

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    Route Description for Selsley Common Walk

    The Selsley Common Walk is a lovely journey through the hilly terrain of The Cotswolds that will leave you feeling relaxed and fulfilled after spending the day on the trails. While there is a small amount of elevation gain along the route, there aren’t any overly steep sections that you will need to be concerned about. In fact, the side trails that branch off from the main path offer a good variety of terrain, enabling you to make your adventure as easy or challenging as you see fit. Make sure to wear comfortable walking footwear for this quick outing.

    Setting out from the roadside parking area, the trail will take you to the southwest to begin the gradual climb up the hillside of Selsley Common, providing you with a stunning sightline that encompasses nearby villages, farmlands, rolling hills, and forests. You will also be able to spot the waters of the Bristol Channel off in the distance to the west. Follow the path as it loops around the hilltop for a few different perspectives of the surrounding landscape before heading back down the hillside to the northeast on the return to the starting point of your walk.

    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 Selsley Common Walk Trailhead

    To get to the parking area for the Selsley Common Walk from Stroud, drive west on Cainscross Road for 1.3 km and take the first exit at the roundabout onto Dudbridge Road. Reaching the next roundabout in 0.6 km, take the second exit and continue on for 1.0 km, where you will turn right on The Grove. The parking area will be on the left in 137 m.

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