CALLING AT... STONEHOUSE
With an attractive high street and several independent shops, cafes and pubs, Stonehouse is a great hub for those wishing to explore the Stroud District. A railway station, located on the Golden Valley Line, with a direct link to London, provides visitors and residents with a slice of rural life and the convenience of excellent transport links into the capital city, as well as bus links into the larger towns of Stroud and Gloucester.
Its rural location on the River Frome and a stone’s throw away from the Stroud Water Canal means that Stonehouse offers many beautiful walks in to Stroud town and beyond, offering lots of history along the way such as mills, pillboxes and bridges. Paddle-boarding, canoes and other craft can sometimes be found on the water amongst nature.
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STROUD WATER CANAL
The restoration of the Cotswold Canals – the Stroudwater Navigation (7 miles/12km) and the Thames and Severn Canal (29 miles/46km) – will see the connection of England`s two greatest rivers; the Thames and the Severn for the first time in over seventy years.
This restoration project will provide opportunities for all by acting as a catalyst for continuing social, economic and environmental regeneration whilst safeguarding their future for everyone to enjoy. To find out more look at the Cotswold Canals Partnership website.
CANAL RAIL TRAIL
Follow the map to discover a gentle day out along the 3 miles of paths of the Stroud Canal and Rail Trail between the towns of Stonehouse and Stroud.
Take in the local heritage on foot or by bike and finish with a quick train ride back to your starting station.
FRAMPTON ON SEVERN
Home to the longest village green in England, Frampton is a small but beautiful village where an afternoon of cricket is not a rare sight.
Spectators can sit in the sun with a refreshing drink from the Bell Inn, situated right next to the cricket green.
As a designated conservation area, the green is dotted with beautiful ponds filled with wildlife and at 22 acres in size, makes for the perfect walk for the family.
STONEHOUSE COURT HOTEL
The attractive gardens of Stonehouse Court Hotel are the perfect place for a stroll in the sun or a stay in one of the many beautiful rooms of the 17th century Manor House.
With easy access to the Stroudwater canal, you can walk in to both Stroud and Stonehouse whilst surrounded by wildlife and countryside scenery.
WALKING & CYCLING TRAILS
The walking and cycling trails of Stonehouse and Stroud are the perfect way to explore the towns and their history.
Take a small detour from your Stratford Park trail to stop off at Museum in the Park and take part in one of the many exhibitions and art workshops on offer.