Dursley Walking Festival 2017


Dursley Walking Festival 2017

Provisional Programme of Walks

Sunday 8th October 2017

Walk  - 22  Walk commences at 10.:00

              Three Hills and the Tyndale Monument

Duration:   6.3 hours
 Distance:   10 miles

Start point and grid reference:  Market place Dursley GL11 4BS    ST756981

Brief description:   This is a hilly walk, up to Stinchcombe Hill following the Cotswold Way to North Nibley from which there are panoramic views. The Monument was erected as a memorial to Willliam Tyndale who was the first person to translate the bible into English Into Westridge Wood, passing the Brackenbury Ditches the site of an ancient hill fort, then down to Waterley Bottom. Steeply up to Ashen Plain and back along Hermitage Wood.
This is a scenic route which may be slippery after rain. Bring food and drink. Proper walking footwear and a waterproof are required.

Booking required:  Booking not required, just turn up.

Dogs allowed?:   Registered assistance dogs only.

Leader/organisation:  Catherine Dewar, Gloucestershire Ramblers.

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Walk  - 23 Walk commences at 10.00

Town and Around

Duration:   3 Hours Distance:   6 miles

Start point and grid reference. Market place Dursley, GL11 4BS    ST756981

Brief description: A morning walk from the town centre through the Littlecombe estate to Lower Cam, returning through Sandpits and joining the Lantern Way around Westfield Wood back to town.

Bring drink
Booking not required - just turn up.

Dogs allowed?:   Registered assistance dogs only. 

Leader/organisation:  David H. and David A. Cotswold Wardens

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Walk  - 24 Walk commences at 13:30

Draw around Dursley

Duration:   Around 2 hours Distance:   Approx 2-3 miles.

Start point and grid reference.   Market place Dursley, GL11 4BS    ST756981

Brief Description:  A leisurely walk around Dursley, with stops to sketch various points of interest with guidance from the course leader, who is an experienced art tutor. Beginners are especially welcome and a lot of enjoyment can be gained from trying to capture an image outdoors, whatever the weather.
Bring drawing paper, either loose pages and a clipboard or similar, or an A5 or A4 sketchpad; a couple of pencils and/or pens. Charcoal will be provided. Wear sensible footwear and clothing for the weather on the day. Stops vary according to conditions.  Participants are welcome to bring anything else they think might be useful, such as a camera or folding stool.
Teas available afterwards (small charge).

Booking required:    
Limited numbers. To book please phone or text 07743 307686 or email dursleywaw@gmail.com

Dogs allowed?:
Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome. Dogs must not be a distraction for the owner or other participants.

Leader/organisation:    Rita Dee tel 01453 549392 - ritadee@btinternet.com

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Walk  - 25 Walk commences 13:30

Uley Bury and Cam Long Down

Duration:          3 hours      Distance: 5.5 miles

Start point and grid reference:   Market Place, Dursley, GL11 4BS     ST 756981

Brief description: The route is along the Uley valley, up the Bury and along the ridge to join the Cotswold Way. We then drop down to Hodgecombe farm, cross the valley and climb Cam Long down. We walk along the top of the Down and then descend and return to Dursley, still on the Cotswold Way. The total height gain is around 1100 ft and both the climbs and descents are quite steep. There should be good views from the Bury and Long Down. Bring drink.

Booking required:  Booking not required, just turn up. 

Dogs allowed:             Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome, some of the route is through fields which may contain sheep or cattle so dogs must be under control.

Leader/organisation:  David - Dursley Rambling Club

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Walk  - 26 Walk commences 14:00

Cam, Dursley and Uley Greenway - Dursley Section


Duration:     2 hours     Distance:  4 miles   

Start point and grid reference: Market Place, Dursley, GL11 4BS     ST 756981

Brief description: A walk along part of the proposed Cam, Dursley and Uley Cycleway covering the Dursley section. Paths and pavements. Mainly flat but two short hills, Long Street and Kingshill Lane.

Booking required:   

Limited numbers. To book please phone or text 07743 307686 or email dursleywaw@gmail.com

Dogs allowed?:   Registered assistance dogs only.

Leader/organisation:  Mike Doughty and John Fowles (07808 923142). Cam, Dursley and Uley Greenway Project Group www.cdugreenway.btck.co.uk.

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Walk  - 27 Walk commences 14:00

Heritage Walk – Dursley Town Centre


Duration:     2 hours     Distance:  1.5 - 2miles   

Start point and grid reference: Market Place, Dursley, GL11 4BS     ST 756981

Brief description: A slow amble around Dursley’s streets with frequent stops to look at some of the town’s old buildings and other locations with a focus on their history. Teas available afterwards (small charge). If you want any further information please contact the leader.

Booking required:    Please telephone on 01453 549323 or email on walks@dursleyhc.org.uk to book your place.
  
Dogs allowed?:   Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome.

Leader/organisation:  Andy 01453 549323.  Dursley Heritage Centre.  www.dursleyhc.org.uk

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On Sunday afternoon there will be tea and cakes in the Methodist Church Hall. All are welcome. 

Click on Tea and Cakes button in panel on left to find more details





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