Cheltenham Rocks

Nutterswood Walk, Southam

Parks & Walks

Time: approx 1 hour
Pushchair friendly? No

Parking: in the layby at Ellenborough Park entrance (space for about 8 cars, so can get busy), or in Southam. You need to walk across the main road (the B4632 to Winchcombe) to reach the footpath that runs alongside Bentley Lane.

The Nutterswood walk begins adjacent to Queens Wood, which is private land - there is a wire fence between the path and the private woodland of Queenswood.

The walk is up the bridle path from Southam with details on the map below (and also marked on the route).
At the top of Cleeve the walk joins the Cotswold Way.

Please be careful to stick to the marked footpath to help protect and preserve the environment and habitat (both woodland and grassland) for the wildlife and plants that live there.

Find over 50 parks, walks and play areas around Cheltenham by clicking the Parks and Walks button from the Cheltenham Rocks home page

We love to share information for families to explore and enjoy our beautiful local walks and countryside, but please always follow the Countryside Code to help protect the ecology and ensure the continued support for the plants and wildlife that lives there.

Exploring Nutterswood, from Emily Collett:

"There is a lovely walk just outside Cheltenham. Parking available in the lay-by just outside Ellenborough Park Hotel. Cross the road and go over the stile. Steep walk up the hill, but beautiful views across Cheltenham and the racecourse are definitely worth it! 

At the top of the hill there is a lovely woodland which is an amazing bluebell spot in spring. You can do a lovely circular walk through the woods back down the hill, discovering hidden dens and hideouts on the way. Walk back across the fields where you will more than likely find cows and sheep to entertain the little ones on the last legs of the walk! Not suitable for pushchairs. My 3 year old can walk it. Total walk time with a just turned 5 and 3 year old, 1-1 and half hours with stops and breaks to search for bugs!"

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