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Walk #16

Water Walk

Fri 8th Oct, 2021

Number of places remaining:

Grade: Moderate

Distance: 5 miles (8 km)

Estimated duration: 3-4 hours
Walk leader: Carolyn Jones
Organisation: Christian Aid
Starting point: Cam and Dursley Station
Post code of start: GL11 5FJ
Grid ref of start: SO 7527 0212

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Details of the walk:

This is a mix of field walking (there are stiles to cross); it can be muddy and slippy if wet, and some urban terrain, exploring the waterways of Cam and Dursley and how they have shaped the growth of a settlement and provided for industry. There is significance in the 8km length of the route as in the developing world this is the average distance people have to walk to access a clean water point and this was the focus of this year’s Christian Aid appeal back in May 21. There are some interesting historical facts to uncover along the way about the importance that water has had on the local history and growth of this area. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the climate change pressures that we are seeing not just locally but globally.

We will have a 30 minute break in Dursley to have refreshments and a comfort break, before completing the Dursley loop of the walk and finishing at Broadwell.

Additional costs required:
Bus fare if you wish to leave Car at Cam and Dursley Station and take the bus at end of walk in Dursley
Please note the following information for this walk:
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Booking this walk

There are places remaining on this walk. To join this free walk, click on Add walk to basket below. You will then be able to enter the number of places you would like (up to a max of 6).

Our goal is to provide a free walking festival for the local community and visitors to our beautiful countryside. We also work on projects throughout the year to improve access to walking activities.

Only if you are able, please consider making a donation online to allow this to continue in 2024. 

Please note everyone is invited to book, attend and enjoy the festival regardless.