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Slow Ways linking Painswick and Brockworth, Cirencester, Colesbourne, Gloucester, Stroud

England / Gloucestershire / Painswick

Painswick’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 3/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Painswick from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Glopai one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 424m Descent 296m
Paibro one Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 232m Descent 324m
Paicir one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 587m Descent 619m
Paicol one Pioneer me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 419m Descent 395m
Strpai one Survey me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 141m Descent 55m

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Collective progress

45% of Painswick’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









6 people have contributed to Painswick’s Slow Ways

7 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Painswick

28km out of 70km have been walked and reviewed

44km of reviews have been shared in Painswick

Latest Updates

However, the gpx file for this walk does not reflect reality on the ground. However, this track does not reflect reality on the ground and is misleading....

Steven Melia

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I was trying to get back up onto the Cotswold Way on Cooper's Hill behind. Some of this was muddy and difficult but the path was marked and you start to rise up through a field, onto Cooper's Hill. You go up through trees to Kite's hill where the ground opens out for Painswick Golf course where you are walking along a ridge really, an odd mix of iron age undulations and golf bunkers. The clear track starts to drop down and veer away left, still alongside the golf course as you reach a small cross road and the path then takes you down into woods past a small quarry. Then, finally, you start to come into Painswick after one more cross of the golf course, probably the 18th. The track goes down now towards the right (Golf Course road) into a T junction with the B4073 and some views south. Turn left then you are coming past houses (Cotswold stone), keep following the road that goes straight down the hill until you reach the main road (our old friend the busy A46) and there is a right turn to follow it down the main street to the big church, shops, a couple of pubs and the bus stop....


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Beautiful route through fields and small lanes from Stroud to Painswick. Mostly flat and easy going with excellent waymarking. There are multiple stiles and a narrow footbridge....


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A really straightforward route to follow, more or less straight path with lots of signs....

Karen Phimister

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Not too muddy after rain but higher than usual number of styles and ‘kissing gates’, Also a couple of steps/bridges over streams. Coffee shop in the town of Painswick at the end!...

Anita Damsell

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Andy Pickersgill surveyed Painswick

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With regard to its accessibility, the route crosses the course of a small stream and includes stiles and several narrow foot bridges....


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Slow Ways added Glopai one, a new walk from Gloucester to Painswick

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Slow Ways added Paibro one, a new walk from Painswick to Brockworth

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Slow Ways added Paicir one, a new walk from Painswick to Cirencester

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Slow Ways added Paicol one, a new walk from Painswick to Colesbourne

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Slow Ways added Strpai one, a new walk from Stroud to Painswick

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Painswick, Wed 12 June

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Painswick’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

51.78594° / -2.19501°

Easting / Northing

386,645E / 209,715N

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Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Painswick's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub


Accommodation for under £50 a night



Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop


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