By: Blue Badge Tour Guide - Anne Bartlett
Most people have heard of Hartpury Agricultural College which is about 5 miles north of Gloucester and has an international reputation for its range of farming related courses. So today I’m going to recommend a circular walk from the village of Hartpury, starting at the Village Hall.
Before you leave here look at the roof of the 15th century tithe barn. It has a carved stone Welsh dragon at one end looking in an easterly direction towards England and a stone carved English Lion looking the other way over towards Wales.
A short walk down the road takes you to view a very attractive 18th century watermill built of soft red brick standing alongside the River Leadon.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this interesting stop. From here you can head back to Danford Lane or head on towards Hartpury College which you will see in the distance or turn right and go south towards the River Leadon and follow it to Barbers Bridge or Rudford.
Hartpury Parish Council have produced a leaflet containing information about all the walks around their parish and there is further information on their website.