From the farm one has immediate access to numerous footpaths through woods, fields
and grassland, offering a chance to explore remote and unfrequented parts of this
most picturesque valley. The long-
Swifts Hill Nature Reserve, run by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, is a 15 minute walk away. It is noted for its wild orchids in spring, and its bird life throughout the year.
Stroud has one of the country’s best known Saturday markets, with a wide selection of organic and hand crafted produce, including delicious fresh ingredients for your picnic.
Arts & Crafts
Stroud and Painswick, both just a mile or so away, are centres for skilled craftsmen and artists.
(See the Coopers own website www.coopercarving-
Cirencester (10M) also has craft workshops at the Brewery Arts Centre, antique shops and art galleries.
Visit Woodchester Mansion, Painswick Rococo Gardens, Prinknash Abbey, and other South Cotswolds attractions.
Admire the superb local architecture of the very beautiful historic stone villages nearby of Bisley, Sheepscombe, Painswick and Minchinhampton.
Many people appreciate the peace and serenity of the Slad Valley. There is a meditation room in the garden at Furners Farm for those who may wish to pray or meditate.
The Slad Valley
Meditate at Furners Farm