Off to the Woods and a Fishery

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Starting from Horsley village the walk heads via Barton End down to the Iron Mills then north-west to Dunkirk and Nailsworth returning along the Horsley valley. After the walk lunch can be found at the Hog pub in Horsley, Hunters Hall Inn Kingscote or various eateries in Nailsworth.

The walk is predominantly on public footpaths with sections that could be wet and muddy or with loose surfaces. The section along the Horsley valley includes the old Fishery where the path is close to the lakes and care is essential if conditions are wet/slippery. There are steep sections and the route passes through areas prone to saturation in wet conditions.


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 (01451 862000) beforehand for details of any changes, particularly during bad weather.

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Difficulty: Moderate
Date: Fri September 13, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 3.5 hours
Distance: 6.0 miles
OS Grid Ref: ST 839 981
Map Ref: B6
Starting Point: In Horsley at the small car park on the B4058 opposite the Downend road junction just down from The Hog pub in the centre of the village. Alternative parking nearby in the community shop car park (narrow road off the B4058 past the pub car park) then walk back.
Stile Free: No
Leader: Chris Gill, Derrick Hildersley
Organiser: Cotswold Voluntary Wardens