Newent Walks and Cycle Routes

Walking and Cycling in and around Newent

A book is available from local shops detailing a good number of walks in the area. Newent Walks and More Newent Walks have been published by the Newent Initiative to promote the outstanding countryside and the attractive towns and villages.

Each walk features a coloured map showing rights of way, land marks, rivers and streams. Many routes take in notable features such as the beautiful May Hill, and a recently restored section of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal. The walks are graded for differing abilities and feature a step by step directions and points of interest.

Walks around Newent Lake and surrounding area – a map of these is situated at the entrance to the Park from the Carpark.

Forest of Dean Walking for Health  Free Health Walk starting from Chill Out Zone, Broad Street  -  10am – 11am   Every Thursday followed by refreshments.  For details contact Margaret Highton 01531 820245   Scheme Co-ordinator Kim Spencer 01594 562240

Newent Strollers.    Walks generally 4-5 miles, finishing at a pub for lunch.
Martin Brown: 01531 820895     Email:

Newent Walkers meet twice a month on a Sunday  Full or half-day walks 4 – 10 miles.  Contact Alison Jones 01531820151

Walking in Gloucestershire
More than 100 Gloucestershire walks to download and print FREE!

John Harris, a keen walker, has set up –     This gives you all the information you need for the best walking in the County:  Details of all the Gloucestershire walking groups, maps and walk books – plus loads more information. So check out the website and get walking!

Cycling in and around Newent
The Newent Loop is a 28 mile on road cycling route on quiet roads and lanes through the Gloucestershire countryside. There are two short cut routes of 19 miles each. The routes are sign posted and can be ridden in either a clockwise or an anti-clockwise direction. Go to

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