What are the 5 valleys of Stroud?

By: Aleksandr DubinskyUpdated: April 21, 2021



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The Five Valleys Walk is a 21 mile sponsored walk which takes place in the heart of the Cotswolds. The route takes in each of Stroud's beautiful five valleys - Painswick, Slad, Toadsmoor, Chalford and Nailsworth, and is split into nine sections, so you can do as much or as little as you like.

In this regard, what is Stroud famous for?

Stroud is known for its involvement in the Industrial Revolution. It was a cloth town: woollen mills were powered by the small rivers which flow through the five valleys, and supplied from Cotswold sheep which grazed on the hills above.

Likewise, where can I walk in the Cotswolds?

9 fabulous walks in the glorious Cotswolds
  • The Cotswold Way. Broadway Tower folly on the Cotswold Way (Shutterstock)
  • The Rollright Stones.
  • The Wychavon Way.
  • The Blossom Trail.
  • The Winchcombe Way.
  • The Cleeve Hill and Common Walk.
  • The Diamond Way.
  • The Windrush Way.

Where is the Golden Valley?

The Golden Valley is the name given to the valley of the River Dore in western Herefordshire, England. The valley is a picturesque area of gently rolling countryside. It lies in the lee of the Black Mountains, Wales.

Is Stroud a nice place to live?

Stroud named as one of the best places to live in the South West. STROUD has been named as one of the best places to live in the South West again. Stroud's green credentials were praised, with mention made of its organic cafe, Woodruffs, being the first in the country when it opened more than 20 years ago.


What is the prettiest town in the Cotswolds?

10 of the Prettiest Villages in the Cotswolds
  • Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Burford.
  • Cirencester.
  • Castle Combe.
  • Chipping Campden.
  • Blockley.
  • Stow-on-the-Wold.
  • Stanton.

What celebrities live in the Cotswolds?

' Celebrities living in the Cotswolds include Kate Winslet, Prince Charles, Hugh Grant, Liz Hurley , Damien Hirst, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Lily Allen and Stella Macartney.

Which is the prettiest Cotswold village?

The prettiest Cotswold towns and villages you can reach from
  • Bibury. Straight out of the pages of a storybook with its higgledy-piggledy cottages, Bibury in Gloucestershire was once described by the celebrated artist William Morris as “the most beautiful village in England”.
  • Castle Combe.
  • The Slaughters.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Burford.
  • Chipping Campden.
  • Broadway.

Where should I stay in the Cotswolds?

Places to Stay in the Cotswolds
  • Moreton-in-Marsh. First on our list is Moreton-in-Marsh, as this 'Gateway to the Cotswolds' is on the main railway line from London Paddington and therefore the starting point for many a visit to the Cotswolds.
  • The Slaughters.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water.
  • Stow-on-the-Wold.
  • Burford.

Which is nicer Cheltenham or Gloucester?

There's certainly a perception that Gloucester is cheaper and Cheltenham is nicer. Whether it's true depends on what you are looking at. Gloucester's central shopping area is rather more run down than Cheltenham's, but has better attractions away from that area (Cathedral, museums, docks).

What nationality is the last name Stroud?

This surname of English origin with variant spellings Stroude, Strood, Strode, etc., is a locational name from Strood in Kent, Stroud in Gloucestershire, or Stroud Green in Middlesex, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "strod" meaning "marshy land overgrown with brushwood".

Where in England is the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds AONB, which is the largest in England and Wales, stretches from the border regions of South Warwickshire and Worcestershire, through West Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, and takes in parts of Wiltshire and of Bath and North East Somerset in the south.

Is Stroud a German name?

Stroud Name Meaning. English (southern): habitational name from places in Gloucestershire and Middlesex, so named from Old English strod 'marshy ground overgrown with brushwood'. Strood in Kent is named with the same word, and some examples of the surname are no doubt derived from this term in independent use.

Is Gloucestershire a good place to live?

Gloucestershire is the 55th best place to live in the UK 2015. Gloucestershire is a region that has significantly slipped down in the rankings since 2013. It was originally in our top 10 best places to live, at number 7, however in the updated table using 2015 data it now slips down 48 places to number 55.

Where is Cirencester England?

Cirencester. listen); see below for more variations) is a market town in Gloucestershire, England, 80 miles (130 km) west of London. Cirencester lies on the River Churn, a tributary of the River Thames, and is the largest town in the Cotswolds.

Where in England is Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire lies on the northern edge of the South-West of England, famous for the many beautiful Cotswold towns and villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tewkesbury, and The Slaughters.

What is the population of Gloucester?

633,558 (2018)

What is the population of Stroud?

119,019 (2018)