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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.

MAY 2023:
Re-alignment of the 3-mile single-carriageway stretch of the A417 between Air Balloon roundabout (SO 935161) and the Cowley roundabout (SO 949134) is scheduled to begin in the Autumn of 2023. Large parts of the existing road will be 'repurposed' into a multi-user (walkers, cyclists, horse riders) Right of Way. The Gustav Holst Way will either be incorporated into, or cross, the re-designated route.


Waymark: White arrow on Green background with walk logo.
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: White arrow on Green background with walk logo.
Attributes: Challenging
Start: SO897129 - Cranham, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Finish: SP191215 - Wyck Rissington, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Gustav Holst Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF Gustav Holst Way - Leaflet  (LDWA  - 2011 ) Download File
Guidebook Gustav Holst Way  (Walking Pages  - 2014 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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OS Landranger 163
OS Landranger Active 163
OS Explorer 45, 179
OS Explorer Active 45, 179

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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

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