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Fri 7


10 miles (16.1 km)
6 hours
places remaining


West Linear: Return from the River Severn

If you attending the festival this week, please consider a donation if you are able.

This will keep the festival free for the community in 2023


Fri 7


places left
10 miles (16.1 km)
6 hours
Walk leader: Chris Shaw
Organisation: Dursley Welcomes Walkers
Starting point: Dursley – Bus Stop at Sainsbury’s
Post code of start: GL11 4BP

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Map to start point:

Details of the walk:

Our transport will pick us up from Dursley and take us to the Sharpness Viewpoint. From here we will have views of the Docks, Locks and the old pier jutting out into the Severn. We start our walk along the side of the Severn on the Flood Defences. As we approach the Berkeley Pill we move inland to the historic village of Berkeley. We walk through the picturesque high street and visit the Church. We leave the village across the fields, looking back at Berkeley Castle, across the first part of the Berkeley Vale to Newport. Carefully crossing the A38 we continue across the fields of the second part of the Berkeley Vale crossing under the Railway and Motorway. We rise up through Stinchcombe passing the historic Manor House and Church. We enter the grounds of Piers Court where Evelyn Waugh once resided, the author of Brideshead Revisited. We stroll through the estate woods and out across the fields again to meet the Wotton Road. Carefully crossing the road we pass around the bottom of Drakestone Point and on to Stancombe to join the Cotswold Way. We climb up and over Stinchcombe Hill and down through the woods back to Dursley.

Special areas of interest:
A great chance along the walk to have wonderful views across Sharpness Docks, The Severn, Forest of Dean and the Welsh Mountains beyond. The historic Town of Berkeley with its Church and Castle and Stinchcombe warrants further investigation.
Additional items you need to bring on this walk:
Bring a hat for the blowy path along the Severn!
Additional costs required:
Dursley Welcomes Walkers is funding the coach to enable everyone to access a fine linear walk during the festival.

If you are able, we appreciate donations using the link below which will allow us to offer this facility at next year’s festival
Please note the following information for this walk:
  • No Dogs please, except for registered assistance dogs
  • Please bring drinks and refreshments
  • Please bring a packed lunch
  • Coach transport will take you from the meeting point to the start of the walk
There are places remaining on this walk. To join this free walk click 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.