Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons

In a nutshell

Blow away the cobwebs on these open spaces in Gloucestershire. Look out for archaeological features and also plants and butterflies in spring and summer.


near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5DE

Contact details

Tel: 01452 814213

Activity type

Active and Sport, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

Free admission

Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons details...

Plan a family day out exploring these open spaces and rolling hills near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Cattle and ponies may be grazing on the commons in summer. Enjoy the fabulous views over the Severn Vale and Stroud from Rodborough Common and search for wild flowers and butterflies, including the rare Duke of Burgundy and Adonis Blue, in spring and summer.

To the south of Rodborough Common and linked by several tracks, lies Minchinhampton Common. This area of open grassland has archaeological features such as prehistoric field systems, remains of a defensive earthwork – The Bulwarks, and burial mounds.

Please see the National Trust’s website for up-to-date information before travelling.

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