Wickridge Hill

Stroud, Gloucestershire                                        All photos by Hetty

8th April 2020         5.6 miles          Map of walk

This a repeat of a walk we did six years ago, but in the opposite direction and in better weather.

We walked up Folly Lane nearly to Bull’s Cross and returned along Wick Street.

Folly Lane is an ancient route to Bull’s Cross and Painswick and once had a folly, which belonged the The Grove (now Hawkwood)

Then down through the woods to Yokehouse Lane.

This building is by Greencourt House.

On the opposite side of the lane is Red Stables. It is a listed building whose entry says “Sometimes known as the ‘hate wall’, the folly is reputed to have been built to block out light from Greenhouse Court which lies on the opposite side of the road”.

A hamlet in Wick Street

There are several  old houses in Wick Street, which was the road from Stroud to Painswick before the A46 was built

Below is the reverse walk

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October 19th 2014.

A walk up Wick Street to Juniper Hill, returning down Folly Lane. An overcast day, but it didn’t rain!

Click here for map of walk    Distance 5.4 miles 2 hours 40 mins

Grange Fields

View to Rodborough

Towards Farmhill and Whiteshill

Towards Doverow

Badbrook Valley and Wickridge Hill

View to Selsley and Penn Wood

Hawkwood College, formerly The Grove

Entrance to Hawkwood in Wick Street

Wick Street was the old road to Painswick and Gloucester before the A46 was builtThe milestone is by Wick Street Farm

and  a Victorian post box is by the house opposite

Wickstreet House

Whiteshill and Pitchcombe

Towards Edge village

Painswick House and Painswick

Then we went into the woods, over Wickridge Hill to views over the Slad Valley – Swift’s Hill and The Vatch- and walked down Folly Lane

Towards Summer Street and Stroud

Park Gardens, Stroud

School of Science & Art

Nearby :

Hawkwood College

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