The WAS Way
The Stroud WAS Way was created by Debbie Hewitt and first walked in the 2007 Stroud Walking Festival.
It follows the town parish border, crossing all five of the Valleys: Frome (or Golden or Chalford), Nailsworth, Ruscombe, Painswick and Slad.
Its ten-mile route uses public footpaths and roads and takes around five hours during which you will accumulate 1,500ft of ascent.
The hills to the north can be steep and muddy; the canal towpath to the south is flat and generally good underfoot and is the only part of the walk suitable for wheelchairs.
The WAS Way route has been designed so that it can be walked in either direction, and starting from any of its 16 marked points. Look out for the WAS Way symbol to help guide you along the way.
WAS Way Leaflet and Map (PDF, 5 Mb)