Local attractions

There is plenty to do in the local area for non-flying friends and family (or everyone if it's raining). The Stroud tourist site and Cotswold Guide also have plenty of ideas.

Places to go


  • The Wysis Way long distance path follows the canal in the valley to the north of the airfield and connects with the Thames Path at Kemble.
  • Find the source of the Thames. Park near Kemble (map) and follow the river. Don't try to find the source marked on the map from the A433 - in summer it's not at all obvious.
  • Cirencester Park - large wood between the airfield and Cirencester (map).
  • Woodchester Park - secluded valley and lakes (map).
  • There's a load of walks on the Walking in Gloucestershire site.
  • For mountain bikers there’s a fine choice of local tracks and routes in and out of the many valleys – punctuated with excellent pubs.
  • Maps: OS Explorer maps 168 & 179. Naturally we are on the edge of two.



  • You will find the more interesting shops in Tetbury, Cirencester, Stroud, Cheltenham and Bath.
  • Stroud Farmers' Market on Saturday morning is the best farmers' market in the country. There is a smaller market on Friday (veg, fish, cheese).