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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 14/09/2014 Time: 21:27:01

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Can anyone tell me if they know how long walking it is from the National Trust car park at Nympsfield to Woodchester Park lakes.

On Google Earth it looks a fair distance I like walking but just wondering if the walk is long and difficult.

Hope someone can help much appreciated

Alternatively are there any other places to park near Woodchester Lakes I know there is no vehicle access to the park itself

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 14/09/2014 Time: 21:43:39

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Its a bit of a hike back to the car park as its all up hill. The quickest way to the lakes is from the Inchbrook end although there isn't anywhere to park unless you can get somebody to drop you off.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 14/09/2014 Time: 21:46:47

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To add, I would allow a couple of hours at least, especially if you stop for a look at the mansion.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 14/09/2014 Time: 21:54:05

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Many thanks for that I agree it does look rather long ideal for Ramblers though

I do know you can park at ST Dominics school and church car park outside school hours which is ok at weekends.

Still any info is welcome so I appreciate that info last poster.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 09:17:30

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Is access only from the NT car park and Inchbrook end? Its a pity there's no permissive footpath to the South or North into the park to make a circular walk shorter but that appears to be the case looking at the OS map.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Gab
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 11:54:51
It's under a mile to walk from the NT car park to the mansion and a little more to reach the first lake. I would allow 45 mins to get to the boathouse.

We walk from Forest Green (through Woodchester Valley village on the footpaths)and it's about 3 miles to the mansion via the lakes. That takes about an hour, but it depends how much you stop to look at things. You can make it a circular walk around the lakes using the access roads around one way and footpaths around the other - I'm sure there are maps at the mansion.

You can make the walk longer or more challenging by taking the smaller footpaths through the woods and fields and also at the Woodchester end by taking the Public Right of Way up through new grape vines, fields and towards Selsley.

If you want it less challenging then stick to the access roads. It's worth repeated visits - I love having picnics on the end of lake embankments.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 16:31:25

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There is a minibus running from track near NT carpark to mansion on days mansion open. If you want to shorten trip then walk to lakes which not far from mansion

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 17:49:52

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There appears to be a public footpath from Nympsfield thru Easter Park farm which could link with a track through the park to the mansion but the track does not appear to be open to the public when I've walked in the area. There is also a track from the park's northern edge to Longwood Farm and the B4066 which would link with the Cotswold way but this is not a public ROW. It's a pity the NT do not provide permissive paths at these locations to increase access and circular walk opportunities.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 19:41:16

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Used to hike down from Nympsfield to the Ram at Woodchester via the park, could do it in just about an hour, down hill all the way.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Luke Fellwalker
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 22:06:29
There appear to be no parking restrictions on the roadside on Chemical Lane (glamorous name) on the approach to the retirement village behind the Crown at Inchbrook. A footpath on the right takes you onto the lower access lane into the park and the lakes in around 15 minutes. Or park in the layby by Papas Pizzas on the A46 opposite the church.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Di Clicker
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 22:16:28
Just drive through the gate at the inchbrook end, pretend your a fisherman (slur your speech and eat more cake) if anybody asks.

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by Anonymous coward
Date: 15/09/2014 Time: 23:21:59

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The gate at the Inchbrook end used to be open quite frequently but seems to be closed and locked now

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Information on Woodchester Park Lakes by poppy
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Date: 20/09/2014 Time: 19:06:07

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It is 7 miles from the NT carpark to the last lake and back again.Its a lovely walk,but a bit of a pull back up to the car park at the end.Best to go on open days so you can have a cuppa in the tearoom,a wander round the mansion and ride back up in the bus!

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