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Sat 7


10 miles (16.1 km)
6 hours
0 places remaining

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North Linear: Standish Wood to Dursley


Sat 7


0 places left
10 miles (16.1 km)
6 hours

Sorry - walk fully booked

Walk leader: Peter Vince
Organisation: Dursley Rambling Club
Starting point: Dursley Bus Station, May Lane
Post code of start: GL11 4BN

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Map to start point:

Details of the walk:

Starting at Dursley Bus Station, first, a bus journey to Shortwood NT car park (GL6 6PP) near Haresfield Topograph, where we alight. The walk then proceeds along the Cotswold Way south through Standish Wood, passing Randwick and Westrip.
Crossing the railway line east of Stonehouse, then Ebley Road and the Stroudwater Canal at Ryeford, there is a major road crossing (A419 Ryeford) and on to Kings Stanley and Leonard Stanley. Leaving the villages, a strenuous ascent to resume the Cotswold Way in Stanley Wood, passing Nympsfield long barrow towards Coaley Peak Nature Reserve.
Continuing the Cotswold Way to Coaley Wood viewpoint, there follows a steep descent past Hodgecombe Farm and equally steep ascent to Cam Long Down and Cam Peak, before the final leg (gentle descent!) back to Dursley.

Special areas of interest:
Standish Wood comprises an ancient woodland with a wealth of archaeological features including long and round barrows, a hill fort and cross dyke; historical monuments over 3,000 years old. The Stroudwater Canal is currently undergoing extensive improvements as part of works to join this canal to the Sharpness-Gloucester canal at Saul Junction by late 2024. The walk passes over the architecturally interesting Ryeford Bridge. Coaley Peak Nature Reserve has extensive views towards the River Severn, as well as the Brecon Beacons and the Severn Crossings (weather permitting!), as well as hosting the Nympsfield Long Barrow. Cam Long Down and Cam Peak also allow further views towards the Severn, Brecon Beacons to the west; and, in addition, Uley Bury and Downham Hill (“Smallpox Hill”) to the east.
Additional items you need to bring on this walk:
Walking poles advisable for the steep sections.
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.