Things to do around The Daneway in winter

There’s plenty to keep you busy on a day out in the Cotswolds and the wonderful area around The Daneway is no exception.  

Walking from our door 

The Wysis Way runs for 88 km from the Forest of Dean, through the Severn Vale and up to us in the Cotswolds. For those looking for a long walk it connects two great National Trails, Offa's Dyke Path and the Thames Path. The Wysis Way is therefore a link which provides continuous walking for 400 miles from the North Wales coast to Greenwich. 

For a more leisurely day-long winter walk, why not park up in the village of Sapperton, walk down to the Daneway for a quick coffee then enjoy either  the 11km circular walk around the village and the Golden Valley, the six-mile walk from the pub to Kemble and the Isis. Or the more demanding 8.5 mile walk from the pub to Bulls Cross in the direction of the Painswick beacon. Either way, come back to us to rest your legs, enjoy a relaxing pint and perhaps a bite to eat when your day is done. 


Visiting Cirencester 

Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful areas in England.  The good news is that The Daneway is only a 15min drive from the centre of town, making us an ideal base from which to visit the area.   

There are loads of places to visit in Cirencester, even in the colder months from the Abbey Grounds and the Roman Amphitheatre to the New Brewery Arts, and the Corinium Museum. The Visitor Information Centre, located at the Corinium Museum in Park Street, provides all the information you need to plan a great day out… which we can obviously top off with dinner or punctuate with a nice long pub lunch. 

For the more adventurous 

We’re just 20 mins from the Fly Up bike park, built on the Cotswold escarpment overlooking Gloucester, near Witcome.  This is a fantastic mountain biking facility with something for every member of the family.  Trails for beginners to experts, tuition and even an uplift service so you don’t even have to walk back up the hill.  Enjoy a morning at the park and visit us for lunch.  

When things warm up 

Our campsite is open year-round but tends to fill up from Easter onwards.  When the weather warms up and the days get a bit longer we get a lot of visitors who have enjoyed  Cirencester’s open air swimming pool and the nearby Painswick Rococo Garden.  We’ll add a news story on those and more as we get into Spring.  In the meantime, why not drop us a line, book a table and come and enjoy our real log fires and a cosy lunch or dinner as winter makes a pub visit more essential than ever. 

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