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A circular walk from Minchinhampton, descending to the Golden Valley, then climbing through the fine woodland west of the Toadsmoor Road, to head for Nether Lypiatt Manor. Return is via Bowbridge and Rodborough Common. The total length is 12km/7.5m and requiring 400m/1300' of climb. You should allow at least 3 hours, but it is worth taking a picnic and a bit more time.

This is a longer walk, and certainly requires a bit more commitment. You are strongly advised to take your own map, preferably the 1:25000 "Explorer" (168), and know how to use it, because the tracks in the woodland along the Toadsmoor Valley can be confusing - though most end up somewhere reasonably sensible in the end. Please note that the track in the Google map was not created by walking the route with a GPS and particularly in the woodland it may not lie exactly on the paths.

The walk, in my opinion, is best in Spring and Autumn, when you either have spring flowers or autumn colours.

 

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Category: Longer Walks