Heritage Walk: Union Street, Woodmancote and Uley Road
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A slow walk starting from Dursley town centre with frequent stops to look at some of the town’s old buildings and other locations with a focus on their history. The route will take in Union Street, Upper Poole Road, Woodmancote, Rosebery Road, Highfields, Uley Road and Ferney. Much of the walk will be on pavements and streets but some will be off road so it may be a bit uneven at times. There will also be some gradients (steep in places) to negotiate so it won’t all be level!
We’ll take a look at the area where Dursley workhouse used to stand, see some of the country’s earliest council houses and take a look at some of the graves in St. Mark’s Church. We’ll then head off along Woodmancote, making our way eventually to Uley Road, passing through the site once occupied by Mawdsley’s. From there we’ll head towards Ferney and then back to the town centre. The Dursley Walking Festival always ends with tea and cakes in the Methodist church hall from 3 pm.
There are 2 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.