Painswick, Bisley and the Wysis Way

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Painswick, Bisley and the Wysis Way is a 15.6 kilometer loop trail located near Painswick, Gloucestershire, England that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 15.6 km Elevation Gain: 673 m Route Type: Loop


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This is a circular and challenging walk through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. The walk starts in the old wool town of Painswick, passes through the Slad Valley (the setting for Laurie Lee's "Cider With Rosie") to Bisley and returns along the Wysis Way. There are several steep ascents and descents and numerous stiles and kissing gates to negotiate. The stiles include stone stiles, fence stiles and at least one in double formation. The route follows field paths, tracks and lanes. You may be sharing some of the fields with livestock. Allow 5 hours. Refreshments are available in Painswick where there are several pubs, restaurant and tea-rooms, and in Bisley which has a pub and a tea-room.

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