Keep Fit in Stroud 2019

Get fit, stay healthy, lose weight

Find out about exercise and dance classes, gyms, personal trainers, walking and other sports activities in Stroud, Gloucestershire

Fantastic opportunity to get out and about in Stroud and the surrounding area. Walks are varied in length and many have activities going on, too. A great way to meet people, have some fun and get active.

"Walking is the simplest and most human of things. It can be a light, refreshing experience, when we open our shoulders, breathe the air, and enjoy that 'wonderful to be alive' feeling. Or it can create the opportunity to delve deep into our inner lives. For 'thoughtful walking', there is no need to worry about the thinking - thoughts will arise quite naturally. The problem comes with coping with them, and coping too with all those feelings that erupt unbidden - the angers, insecurities and doubts; the distractions, pettinesses and uninvited memories."

Adam Ford, The Art of Mindful Walking: Meditations on the Path

Walks in Nailsworth

Walk4Health and NHP longer walks for health

Walks for Health are organised by Stroud District Council and happen in Nailsworth on Tuesdays at 2 pm starting at the library in Old Market Street. For those that want to have a longer walk NHP are organising monthly walks of about 4 to 5 miles and last between 2 and 2.5 hours. They happen on the first Wednesday of the month and are led by NHP member Rosalind John.

The home page gives the date and start time for the current walks.

Nailsworth Walking Festival Programme

A festival of walks and activities in June, more details here.

Walks in Rodborough

Monthly walks between 3 and 5 miles through footpaths and quiet lanes, starting from the Community Hall, Butterrow West at 6pm. Last Friday in the month from April to September. Calendar and contact information here.

Walking the Land ArtWalks

These art-based walks take place on the first Friday of the month. Please check their website for more details.

Guided Health Walks

These run in many areas of the Stroud District - details here.

Ideas for Walks

There are many beautiful walks in the Stroud area from easy to extremely challenging. These websites show routes and directions.

Strolling in the Stroud District Downloadable Walks Collection Covers all activity levels
John Harris' Walking in England - Gloucestershire Downloadable maps Collection of walks of all levels from different sources
AA Weaving Along the Stroud Valley 6 mile mid-level walk
Stroud Town Council WAS Way (Walk Around Stroud) Challenging 11 mile route
National Trail Cotswold Way 102 mile National Trail can be walked in sections
Long Distance Walkers Association Cotswold Village Trail Alternative to the Cotswold Way
Long Distance Walkers Association The Cotswold Canals Walk From Framilode to Lechlade
Escape to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Various types of walk Guided walks and ideas for where to walk
Stroud Valleys Project SVP Events Walks with nature in mind
Cotswolds Visit the Cotswolds Picnic spots and walks