Frome Banks

Frome Banks (c) Jeremy Doe

Close to Stroud town centre, this is a great place for a gentle stroll by the river Frome. Look out for birds including dippers, grey wagtails and kingfishers.

Location

Stroud
Stroud
Gloucestershire

OS Map Reference

SO848049
A static map of Frome Banks

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

Free entry

Parking information

No parking at the nature reserve. Please park in Stroud town

Bicycle parking

No

Grazing animals

No

Access

This is a riverside nature reserve with rough tracks.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open seven days a week, all year

Best time to visit

Any time of year

How to get there:

Post code:  Post code for London Road pay and display car park is GL5 2AJ – please park here and follow the directions below to reach the meeting point. Car parking is charged at £1 for 2 hours/£1.50 for 3 hours (see en.Parkopedia.co.uk for more details).

Grid reference: SO 85267 04875 (car park)

Full directions:

FROM LONDON ROAD CAR PARK, STROUD: The nature reserve entrance is tucked away under the viaduct at Capel’s Mill. From the London Road car park, walk into the Waitrose car park, turn right and walk towards the back of the car park (so Waitrose is on your left) – you will find a pedestrian exit with steps to a crossing. Cross over at the traffic lights (on Dr. Newton’s Way) and turn right; under the viaduct to your right and over the canal; then turn left on the canal tow path. Continue on the canal path until you see the reserve entrance on your right under the viaduct.

FROM NORTH: Take the A4173/Stroud Road from Gloucester, becoming Painswick Road. At the traffic island entering Stroud, take the first exit on to the A46/Beeches Green. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to stay on A46/Merrywalks. At the double roundabout take the second, then the first exit onto Cainscross Road. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto A419/Dr. Newton’s Way for 0.5 miles. At the roundabout take the first exit onto London Road. Continue past Waitrose and the car parks are at the next roundabout (second exit). Then follow the above instructions to Frome Banks.

FROM EAST: Follow the A419 into Stroud from Cirencester. At the roundabout just after the Ford garage (on your left) take the second exit to stay on London Road. Continue past Waitrose and the car parks are at the next roundabout (second exit). Then follow the above instructions to Frome Banks.

FROM SOUTH:

M5: At Junction 13, take the A419 to Stroud. Follow the A419 for 6 miles through Stroud. Shortly after passing Jewson, take the first exit at the roundabout (signposted Town Centre/Hospital/Bisley/Station). Continue past Waitrose and the car parks are at the next roundabout (second exit). Then follow the above instructions to Frome Banks.

A46: Follow the A46 into Stroud. At the roundabout after Kwik Fit on your right (Absolutely Fabulous on your left) take the second exit onto A419/Dr. Newton’s Way (signposted Hospital/Chalford/Toan Centre). At the roundabout take the first exit onto London Road. Continue past Waitrose and the car parks are at the next roundabout (second exit). Then follow the above instructions to Frome Banks.

Parking Capacity: 100+