Available till 31/12/2019
At the foot of the hotel grounds, you’ll find a tranquil stretch of water known as the Stroudwater Navigation, which links Stroud to the Severn Estuary via a secluded 8 mile passage. Following an act of Parliament in 1759, the Stroudwater was constructed over a period of 20 years, opening 12 years before the Thames & Severn Cancal in 1779.
The canals and towpaths are a special feature of the Stroud Valleys. Visitors walking or cycling any stretch of the towpath between Eastington and Sapperton, a distance of 12 miles, will experience peace and quiet away from busy roads. While the canal banks have become a bonafide nature reserve where you will see ducks, moorhen and dragonflies as well as the occasional flash of a kingfisher or an early morning deer, alongside hints of the region’s industrial heritage in evidence in the form of the Cotswold stone textile mills en route.
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