Chalford Parish Walks (and a bit beyond!)

These walks are listed roughly in order from easy to more demanding

1. France Lynch and Middle Hill Allotments

This is an easy flat walk with no stiles of about 1½ mile length or shorter. It passes through and by allotments and gives good views of the countryside.

2. A Short Walk Around and About Frith Wood

A fairly flat stile free walk of about 1 mile around Frith Wood and Old Neighbouring.

3. Around Old Bussage

This walk of about ¾ mile takes you around parts of Old Bussage. It is stile free and fairly level with some slopes.

4. Chalford's Golden Valley

A level walk in the Golden Valley beyond Chalford High Street of about 2½ miles or shorter with one stile.


5. Toadsmoor Lakes walk

This is a fairly flat walk but with some slopes, two stiles and two stream crossings. There are wonderful views of the lakes and woods. It is about 2 miles long, but can be split into two 1 mile walks.

6. Dimmel’s Dale and Rack Hill

A 2½ mile or shorter stile free walk, fairly flat with one steepish descent [on tarmac]. This walk features woods, streams, views, the canal and the River Frome.

7. France Lynch and Chalford Hill

This is a stile free walk of about 2 miles. It is fairly flat but with one steep descent and one steep ascent [on tarmac]. It avoids all mud and grass paths and keeps to tarmac and gravel surfaces.

8. France Lynch and Avenis Green

A lovely walk of about 2½ miles, with some slopes and two stiles, and possibly some mud. There are fields, woods and views to the surrounding villages to enjoy.

9. A walk along Toadsmoor Valley and Brownshill

A walk of about 2½ miles contouring the Toadsmoor Valley and returning via Brownshill. It offers woods, grassland, two seats and views.. The paths are a little rough in places and there are some ups and downs. There are some stiles but most dogs will cope without any problem.

10. Blackness and Brownshill

This is a varied walk, through lanes, fields and woods, with some good views across the Golden Valley. It is about 2¼ miles long.

11. France Lynch, Strawberry Banks and Dimmel’s Dale

This walk is about 3 miles in length, with some steepish ascents and descents, three stream crossings and some stiles. There is also the possibility of mud in Dimmel’s Dale. However, It offers much: woods, fields, excellent views; also orchids, bluebells and other flowers and butterflies in season.

Local Walks

ChalCAN's Biodiversity Action Group has created a circular wildlife trail 12km through Chalford Parish passing through some of our wonderful local wildlife sites. 

"Walking in Gloucestershire has loads of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, details of all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place. With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy." Walking in England 

Frithwood Surgery Circular Walk - 1.5 miles  

Frithwood Health Walks are run by Dr Tim Crouch every two weeks; the next one being 3rd April 2024 and then every two weeks there after. These 1.5 mile flat routes are great for people who want to meet others, take in the fresh air and enjoy a gentle walk around the Parish. They start from the Frithwood Surgery at 10:00am and finish with tea, coffee and a biscuit or two!