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Virtual tour panorama of Slad village, taken from the village road and showing a view over the valley and surrounding Cotswald hills.


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Slad is a small village in Gloucestershire, just north of Stroud, resting on the eastern side of the steep valley leading down to Slad Brook. In the 18th century, Slad was a center for clothmaking, like much of the Cotswalds, but this industry has now passed. Today, Slad is most famous for it's association of Cider with Rosie written by Laurie Lee. It was the location for the 1988 TV adaptation of the novel. Slad remains a picturesque stopping point for those exploring the region, with a small church and popular pub.

Slad - Tourist Attractions

Some of the local tourist attractions around Slad include:
  • Holy Trinity Church - 19th century chapel surrounded by a churchyard in which Laurie Lee is buried.
  • Woolpack Pub - local pub, very popular with walkers and hikers during the summer whose name is a throwback to the former clothmaking industry.
  • Walking and Hiking - Slad is on various walking trails within the Cotswalds, which are challenging in the amount of Cotswolds hills they traverse.
  • Slad Woodlands - Slad is surrounded by a number of picturesque woodlands, including Redding Wood, Catswood, Worgan's Wood and Dunkite Wood.
  • Panoramic Cotswalds Views - stunning views over the surrounding countryside from the likes of Swift's Hill, Downhill and the Scrubs.
  • Steanbirdge Millpond - old millpond mentioned in Cider with Rosie at the beginning of a footpath into the hills.


Gloucestershire, GL6


Road: Slad is about 3 miles north-east of Stroud on the B4070 Slad Road.
Train: Stroud Station
Bus: Woolpack Inn, Slad

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