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Stroudwater Navigation - Wallbridge to Ebley Mill

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A lovely linear walk along the canal in Stroud. Tailor this walk to however long you would like to explore.

There are two car parks, one is Stroud Train Station car park (£2.10 for the day on weekends) and the other is Cheapside car park. Once on the canal, you can walk either way.

You can start your walk at Cotswold Canals Trust Visitor Centre which is dog friendly (at Wallbridge near the car park), it also has a cafe but it closed before I got there but the staff were friendly and it looks worth a visit and I took a picture of opening times for both. There are a couple of places to eat opposite Ebley Mill, which is now a Stroud Council building.

Not accessible for wheelchairs as there are steps at points on the canal but the Visitor Centre does have a lift to access. Don’t see any problems for pushchairs, the ground is good but the path can be narrow so kept Brucie on the lead. Some farming fields along the path with cows.
Walking towards Ebley Mill in the afternoon is directly into the sunset.

There are lots of information signs to read, as the canal is rich in history. The River Frome runs alongside, and there have been lots of recent renovations to the canal, tall people will need to watch their heads for low bridges. Some dogs were off lead, some were on.

We spent two hours there, but Google Maps thinks it can be walked in half an hour so would be an hour there and back.

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Address

Stroud District Council Car Park
Cheapside
Stroud
GL5 2AD

Parking

Stroud Train Station car park - GL5 3AP (£2.10 for the day on weekends), or Cheapside car park - GL5 2AD

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