Slad, Gloucestershire map.

  • The village in Cider with Rosie, written by Laurie Lee, who lived, drank and is buried here.
  • Rosebank- Laurie Lee, his mother and six siblings moved to Bank Cottage in 1917.
  • Book -Water over stone by Francis Horovitz-Poet. 
  • Book - Midsummer morning Jog Log by Michael Horovitz.
  • Book - Earth is our business by Polly Higgins , Scottish Barrister, author and environmental lobbyist..She tried to create a law to criminalize ecological damage.
  • Badger with coat on - Fence posts near the batch on Swift's Hill were painted by a local artist to oppose the Government badger cull.
  • Bulls Cross-A three hectare common managed by ...Probably one of the most famous commons in Britain having been mentioned in Cider with Rosie. It was once a wide bare area of ground with a hangman's gibet, which would have easily been seen from a good way away. One of the roads passing by is an ancient Salt way.
  • The Woolpack- Old country independent pub.
  • Tiny snails - A rare snail, Lauria sempronii lives between Swift's Hill and Laurie Lee Wood.
  • Wild Orchids- Over 13 species of wild Orchid can be seen on Swifts HIll.
  • Racehorse- Tom George Racing National Hunt Racecourse.
  • Signposts- Laurie Lee Wildlife Way. Five mile circular walk with poetry posts
  • Snow's Farm-Nature Reserve at the head of the Dillay Valley. It links Frith Wood and Swift's Hill to make a circular walk.
  • FrithWood- Frith is a saxon word meaning wooded enclosure..The ancient wood became a a Gloucestershire Wildlife Nature Reserve in 1987. In the 1700's Benjamin Hyett built an arcadian retreat called Pans Lodge in the wood. All that can now be seen is a mound.
  • Swifts- Swift-s Hill, SSSI Glos Wildlife Trust bought the land from Mr F R Elliott in 1967..
  • Redding Wood- leading to Catswood, where a two headed sheep can be seen between flashes of lightning.
  • Laurie Lee Wood- Nature Reserve. Previously called Trantershill plantation. It was bought by Laurie Lee in the 1950's, then sold by his daughter to the Glos. Wildlife Trust.
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