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Fri 6


11 miles (17.7 km)
6 hours
0 places remaining

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South West Linear: Tortworth to Dursley


Fri 6


0 places left
11 miles (17.7 km)
6 hours

Sorry - walk fully booked

Walk leader: Paul Lewington
Organisation: Dursley Welcomes Walkers
Starting point: Dursley Bus Station, May Lane
Post code of start: GL11 4JH

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Details of the walk:

Tortworth to Dursley via the oldest Chestnut tree in England, Tyndale Monument, Waterley Bottom and Breakheart Quarry.

The route starts in Tortworth and passes through the arboretum before visiting Tortworth Church, next to which is a sweet chestnut tree, reputed to be the oldest in England. We cross the Little Avon River and head north-east through farmland along less frequently walked paths toward North Nibley. As it approaches the village, the path climbs up the Cotswold Escarpment. On a hill beyond North Nibley, stands the prominent Tyndale Monument that celebrates the first translator of the bible into English. The monument is visible for miles around and gives views to the west over the Berkeley Vale and River Severn and, on a good day, the Black Mountains. The monument should be open for anyone who wishes to climb the 120 steps to the top.

The return to Dursley continues down to the picturesque Cotswold valley of Waterley Bottom and then steeply upwards to Breakheart Quarry where limestone was quarried and Jurassic fossils can be found.

Special areas of interest:
Tortworth Church, the oldest chestnut in England, Tyndale Monument, Waterley Bottom, Breakheart Quarry.
Additional costs required:
No additional costs.
Please note the following information for this walk:
  • 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 0 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).

Dogs are not permitted on the walk, except for registered assistance dogs.  This is for the comfort and safety of all the walkers in the group.

Please email  if you have any specific needs that will help you enjoy this walk and we will do our best to accommodate them.


If you need somewhere to stay during the festival, contact the Ashen Plains campsite. They have pitches for tents and caravans and also shepherd hut style accommodation. 

You can also find a list of places to stay around Dursley on the Town Council website.

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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.