My Booking

Local Walks Near Forthay

Forthay Circular Walk Through Westridge Wood - 5 Miles

Forthay Circular Walk Through Westridge Wood - 5 Miles

This 5 mile walk takes through some lovely woods and back along single track roads with wonderful views across Waterley Bottom. The paths through the woods can be muddy after periods of rain.



Forthay Short Circular Walk inc. New Inn - 2 Miles

Forthay Short Circular Walk inc. New Inn - 2 Miles


The short circular walk from our front door is 2 miles long, mostly flat, tarmac road surface  and takes approximately 40 minutes.
From the bed and breakfast leave through the small gate taking the road opposite leaving Forthay Farm on your left hand side. Proceed along the road for 300 yards until you reach the cross roads at Pitt Court. Continue straight across past the phone box and on towards Smarts Green.
After 3/4 mile turn left down a narrow tarmac key road, down a hill and up the other side, at the top of the hill turn left. If you want to include the New Inn go straight ahead over the tractor tyre roundabout for 100 yards, the pub is on your right. The pub is dog friendly in an idyllic location with a very pretty beer garden and a great selection of local ciders. 
If not going to the pub:
Walk along the flat road towards Mill End. You will start to drop down and should keep right at the T junction and walk up the slope. At the top of the slope keep left at the T junction and continue for 200 yards where you bear left at another T junction, following the sign to Crowell Brook. Once across the stream you will find Forthay Bed and Breakfast at the top of the hill on the right hand side.

Walk to Tyndale Monument - 2.5 miles +

Walk to Tyndale Monument - 2.5 miles +

This is a wonderful 2.5 mile walk which can be extended by several miles by including more of the Cotswold Way. It is includes steep hills in sections and takes approximately an hour.

From our front door leave by the small gate taking the road opposite our house, leaving Forthay Farm on your left. Proceed along the road for 300 yards until you reach the cross road at Pitt Court. Opposite the telephone box turn right into the field climbing over the stile. Follow the track up the field to the next gate where you will climb another stile. Go up the hill heading diagonally left towards the woods. Once you reach the top of the field there are stunning views of the rolling countryside, Waterley Bottom and Hermitage Wood. Skirt along the edge of the wood for 200 yards until you reach a stile on your right which you need to climb over, leading into the wood. 
Once over the stile take the track leading up the hill bearing left at the fork near the top. Continue for approximately 250 yards until you meet The Cotswold Way footpath. Take a sharp right turn along The Cotswold Way, through a large 5 bar gate heading to the open land. You will see Tyndale Monument in front of you. Walk up the gentle slope to a Tyndale Monument. The monument is open and you can climb the 111 steps for spectacular views of the two bridges into Wales, The Black Mountains, Malvern and Mendip Hills and of course nearer to home North NIbley and Forthay.
Once you leave the monument head down on the left hand side of the Common land taking the first footpath round a disused quarry. You will meet a large track, which is The Cotswold Way. Turn left, leaving the swinging ropes on your right hand side. Descend the track to the bottom where you meet the Wotton to Dursley Road. Turn right and after 50 yards right again onto Barrs Lane. Continue down Barrs Lane past The Black Horse and Village Shop serving coffee and cakes. 250 yards after the shop take the left hand fork signposted Forthay. You will pass Hunts Court and Forthay House before reaching Forthay Bed and Breakfast.

Forthay Circular Walk Through Westridge Wood - 5 miles

Forthay Circular Walk Through Westridge Wood - 5 miles

This 5 mile walk takes through some stunning woodland and single track roads with wonderful views across Waterley Bottom. The paths through the woods can be muddy after periods of rain.
From Forthay Bed and Breakfast depart through the small gate taking the road opposite leaving Forthay Farm on your left hand side. Proceed along the road for 300 yards until you reach the cross roads at Pitt Court. Opposite the telephone box turn right into the field climbing over the stile. Follow the track to the next gate, climb the stile and head diagonally left up the hill towards the wood.
Once you reach the top of the field look back over the views of Waterley Bottom and Hermitage Wood. Skirt along the wood for 200 yards and then climb over the stile on your right into the wood. Go up the path for 50 yards and then turn left onto a narrow track, which drops away and follows the perimeter of the field. Follow this path for half a mile at which point you will meet a larger track. You should keep left moving parallel to the fields.
The track follows round the side of the hill for a mile at which point you should continue to bear left, following the track round the hill for a further half mile. You will reach a five bar gate and see a narrow tarmac road in front of you. Turn left onto the road and descend down the hill to Binley Farm, on tarmac all of the way. Go past the farm, until you reach the crossroads where you turn left towards Pitt Court. You will pass a small house on your left and then Waterley Farm. Follow the road for a mile passing through Smarts Green, towards Pitt Court. You will see the phone box on your right this time and should go straight on at the cross roads. After 300 yards you will see Forthay Bed and Breakfast.

Forthay and North Nibley Village Walk - 2 miles

Forthay and North Nibley Village Walk - 2 miles

A short two mile walk that takes you through the fields, along part of The Cotswold Way and through the village of North NIbley.
From Forthay Bed and Breakfast turn right out of the 5 bar gate and walk towards North NIbley. Walk past Forthay House and turn right into Hunts Court.
After 50 yards turn right, following the grass footpath passing Forthay House on your right hand side. Climb over the stile Into the field, keeping to the left hand side of the field. Over the next stile, keep left and walk down the hill where you will see a small wooden foot bridge. Cross the bridge and walk up to the road. 
Cross the road and take the pedestrian footpath up the steep hill towards North NIbley. After half a mile you will come to a road. Continue along to the end of the road and turn left. Follow to the end of the road and cross the main road, passing The Black Horse. Walk into North Nibley village, down Barrs Lane, passing the village shop/ coffee shop. After 800 yards turn left following the sign to Forthay. You will once again pass by Hunts Court and Forthay House before reaching Forthay.

 
Scroll to top

This website is edited by Forthay Bed and Breakfast, Forthay, North Nibley, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 6EA, United Kingdom. We use cookies to ensure you have the best experience and any personal data shared during your visit is protected by our privacy policy

Our website was created and is hosted by eviivo Limited, 154 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JE, United Kingdom. Registration: 05002392 Tax / VAT number: 877374571 . eviivo have no responsibility for the content displayed on this website, and they operate the website on our behalf under the following privacy policy

By using this website you consent to our use of cookies and the terms of our privacy policy


More information