Walking at Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons
Minchinhampton Common is a large swathe of open grassland on the hill top and slopes of the Cotswold escarpment. It is a really important archaeological landscape, with prehistoric field systems, burial mounds and the remains of a defensive earthwork, known as The Bulwarks. In the summer the common is grazed by local commoners’ cattle.
Rodborough Common lies just to the north of Minchinhampton Common and offers a dramatic panorama overlooking Stroud and the Severn Vale. It is renowned for its colourful array of wild flowers.
Open Dawn to Dusk – Car Parks on Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common are Open, There are Limited Spaces.
With fantastic cycle routes on your doorstep why not make your stay more adventurous and hire Mountain/Electric or Road Bikes for you and the family (Adult and Children Bikes Available)
To Book your Bikes please book through the Wild Carrot Cycle Hire Team
Delivery & Collection can be arranged to The Kingscote Barn
National Trust Property
Newark Park stands proud on top of the Cotswold escarpment, looking down into the Ozleworth valley and to the Mendips beyond. The Newark estate is situated in an unspoilt corner of Gloucestershire, with barely a sign of modern life visible in any direction. Newark Park is a 15-minute drive away from the Kingscote Barn, enjoy a day out at Newark House and hear about the history and enjoy a takeaway hot/cold and a light bite in the Tea Pavilion.
The ground floor is open daily from 11am-4pm (last entry at 3.30pm) entry to the house is limited, please check on arrival.
Tickets need to pre booked – Adults Aged 18+ – £8.00 Children aged 5-17 – £4.00
To Book your tickets – Click Here
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Thrilling, exhalating, challenging, the sport of clay shooting can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or ability. Lady’s Wood is a 20-minute drive away from The Kingscote Barn. Lady’s Wood pride themselves on quality and their knowledgeable team will be at hand to offer tuition and provide lessons to help you excel at this sport.
Booking is essential, to find out more click here
Woodchester Park & Mansion
National Trust Property
The tranquil wooded valley contains a ‘lost landscape’ with remains of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park with a chain of five lakes. Park Mill Pond is the last of these lakes and features a man-made island that is now a heronry. Large carp can also be seen in the waters. Woodchester is a 7-minute drive from The Kingscote Barn, they welcome dogs on leads and there are acres for you to enjoy with your canine companion. From the main carpark there are three way-marked walks varying lengths to help you explore, including the gorgeous 3.5 ‘Boathouse Walk’.
Paths can be steep and uneven so walking shoes or boots are recommended.
Wine Tasting at the Nearby Woodchester Valley Vineyard
Vineyard and winery tours at 2pm
Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the South Cotswolds. Guided tours and tasting of Woodchester Vineyard and Winery are available all year round. Enjoy your afternoon sipping your way through the world of wine making.
Spaces are limited pre booking is essential.