Breakheart

From Dursley

From Castle Street, pass Sainsbury’s and the Leisure Centre on your right and go straight over the mini roundabout into May Lane. Pass the Bus Station and Library on your right and then follow the road round to the right, where it becomes Hill Road, passing The Old Spot pub on your right.

Continue up Hill Road as it swings round to the left and then right (it later becomes TheBroadway) to the very top of the hill, where you will come to a T junction. Turn left (if you turned right you would arrive at Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club) and pass along this lane for about half a mile. You will pass a lane going right to North Nibley and Waterley Bottoms. A couple of hundred metres later you will see a pair of metal gates on your right and a signboard (Breakheart Community Project) to the right of the gates and a pedestrian/disabled access gate to the left.

From North Nibley/Wotton under Edge

Driving from Wotton to North Nibley on the B4060, turn right at The Black Horse, into Barrs Lane. Passing out of the village, take the next left hand fork at Forthay. Pass through Forthay and stay on the left at the next triangle, passing Forthay Farm on your right. This road goes down through Crowell Brook and up the other side. At the next triangle turn right, passing through Millend and shortly after, take the left hand fork at the triangle, signposted Dursley and drive up Warren (or Warrend) Hill to the very top, where you turn right at the T junction. A couple of hundred metres later you will see a pair of metal gates on your right and a
signboard (Breakheart Community Project) to the right of the gates and a pedestrian/disabled access gate to the left.

 

From Cam and A38 (Cambridge) or Cam and Dursley Station

Take the A4135 road to Dursley, passing Rednock School on your left. Upon entering the town centre, turn right at the mini roundabout into May Lane. Pass the Bus Station and Library on your right and then follow the road round to the right, where it becomes Hill Road, passing The Old Spot pub on your right.

Continue up Hill Road as it swings round to the left and then right (it later becomes TheBroadway) to the very top of the hill, where you will come to a T junction. Turn left (if you turned right you would arrive at Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club) and pass along this lane for about half a mile. You will pass a lane going right to North Nibley and Waterley Bottoms. A couple of hundred metres later you will see a pair of metal gates on your right and a signboard (Breakheart Community Project) to the right of the gates and a pedestrian/disables access gate to the left.

 

From Tetbury, Cirencester (A4135) or Nailsworth, Stroud (A46)

From Tetbury take the A4135 to Dursley. From Nailsworth, take the B4058 through Horsley until it joins the A4135, where you turn left. Then in all cases, follow the A4135 through the woods above Dursley. As the road starts to descend into the town, you will see the Dursley sign at the side of the road. Immediately afterwards take the left had fork, signposted Stinchcombe Hill Golf Club. After about a quarter of a mile you will see a pair of metal gates on your left and a signboard (Breakheart Community Project) to the right of the gates and a pedestrian/disabled access gate to the left.

Hawkwood

From the West and North, take Exit 13 off the M5 and follow the A419 and signs to Stroud town centre (5 miles). From the East, take Exit 15 off the M4 and follow the A419 past Cirencester to Stroud. If coming from the Oxford area, follow the A429 or B4425 off the A40 to Cirencester. Follow the A419 from Cirencester as above.

From Stroud town centre pick up and follow signs to Painswick out on the A46. You go under the railway viaduct past the Apollo Cinema, turning left at the following roundabout, and straight over the one after that. Directly after that roundabout turn right on to Painswick Old Road and then take the first right on ‘Wick Street’. Hawkwood is about a mile on the right.