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White arrow on Green background with walk logo.Gustav Holst Way

55 km / 34 miles

The Gustav Holst Way is a medium distance route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton. Each of these places has some association with the composer, and the broad stretch of Cotswold country between them was also well known to Holst, who spent many pleasant days walking in the uplands and dales.


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Challenging; Heritage; Literary
SO897129 - Cranham, Gloucestershire
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SP191215 - Wyck Rissington, Gloucestershire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF
Gustav Holst Way (Walking Pages - 2014)


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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Bridge House  (bookable online)
2 Km
19 Km
Jury's Inn Cheltenham  (bookable online)
3 Km
19 Km
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81 The Prom Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
19 Km
Citrus Hotel Cheltenham  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
19 Km
Ellenborough Park  (bookable online)
1 Km
23 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
31 Km

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Route Profile:

55.1 Km (34.2 miles)
1,249 m (4,098 ft) ascent
327 m (1,073 ft)  maximum height