The W.A.S. Way (Walk Around Stroud) is Gloucestershire’s newest way-marked trail. It is a 10-mile route that follows public footpaths around the entire town boundary - including coming up from Humphreys End, along Bread Street then cutting across the Ruscombe Valley to go over Whiteshill.
It means that Stroud now joins Cheltenham and Gloucester in having a way-marked, circular walk which completely encircles the town.
Debbie Hewitt, who created the route is quoted on teh Town website saying: “There are several way-marked trails such as the Cotswold Way that pass close by, but until now Stroud hasn’t had a route of its own. It offers fantastic views from each of the five valleys plus a stretch of canal. We hope this will be used by visitors and local residents as a way to visit many quiet, hidden corners of the town.”
A colour leaflet of the route is available from our council office in London Road, the town’s Tourist Office from September 4th or down load from here.