Dursley Walking Festival 2018


Friday 5th October


Festival Walk Number 8 - 10.00

Down in the valley and up on the Edge

Duration/Distance:
Hours 5.5    Miles 9
Start point/grid ref:
Car Park, Hunter's Hall, Kingscote, Gloucestershire, GL8 8XZ . ST813960

Brief description:
A varied walk: through woods, parkland and fields, with some fine views.  Walk on path, track, field and road, passing Bagpath, Ashcroft, Ozleworth, Holwell, Boxwell and Lasborough. Few stiles. Muddy in places if wet.
Dogs allowed?:
Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome.
Leader/organisation:
John Roberts, www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk


Number 9 - 10.20

Bus/Walk to Woodchester Mansion including Tour of the Mansion
Duration/Distance:
Hours 6.75  Miles 8.5
Start point/grid ref:
Dursley Bus Station, May Lane, Dursley. GL11 4JH. ST 754 982
Brief description:
This walk starts with a bus ride to Nympsfield from where we take a gentle 3 mile walk down into Woodchester Park and around the Lakes before reaching the Mansion at about 12 noon. There will then be a guided tour of the Mansion (£7 per person payable on the day) followed by the opportunity to buy lunch at the cafe. In the afternoon we walk up from the Park to Coaley Peak viewpoint where we  join the Cotswold Way to return to Dursley via Cam Long Down. The return walk of 5.5 miles includes a steep climb to Cam Long Down and has some great views. Please check timetable (No 65) to confirm bus times. Bring bus pass or bus fare (£3.10 at last check).
Dogs allowed?:
No - dogs are not permitted in Woodchester Mansion
Leader/organisation:
Mick Thorpe, Dursley Rambling Club

Booking required for this walk: - To book your place on this walk please click here (Link to be inserted when booking goes live) 

Festival Walk Number 10 - 10.30

Woodland and fields of the Uley valley

Duration/Distance:
Hours  2.5     Miles  5
Start point/grid ref:
Market Place, Dursley. GL11 4BS           ST 756981
Brief Description:
A circular walk starting along the Uley valley climbing into Coopers Wood on the south of the valley towards Elcombe, then descending across fields to the River Ewelme and returning via the north side of the valley. There are at least 10 stiles on the route and parts of the track could be muddy. Bring drink. Walking boots or stout shoes are essential as well as clothing suitable for the prevailing weather conditions
Dogs allowed?:
Registered assistance dogs only.
Leader/organisation:

Rob Boulton and Marjory Wright.   www.valevision.org.uk.  Email: robboulton@live.co.uk


Booking not required for this walk - just turn up.


Festival Walk 11 - 13.30

Owlpen valley circular walk

Duration/Distance:
Hours  1.5  Miles 3
Start point/grid ref:
The car park, Owlpen Manor, Owlpen. GL11 5BZ  ST799798
Brief Description:
Delightful walk around the Owlpen valley outside Uley.  The walk takes in stunning beech woods and limestone pasture, with views over the Owlpen valley, towards Uley and Dursley beyond. Stiles are well maintained.
Bring food, drink, camera, and a sturdy stick or walking poles.
Stop at the end for a picnic at the manor house.
Dogs allowed?:
Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome.
Leader/organisation:
Hugo Mander,Owlpen Manor Estate

Booking required for this walk:

Booking required for this walk: - To book your place on this walk please click here (Link to be inserted when booking goes live) 



Festival Walk 12 - 13.30

Walkies - with Dursley Lions Club.

Duration:
2 hours
Start point/grid ref:
The Lions Den, May Lane, Dursley, GL11 4JH
ST 754981
Brief description:
Riverside and footpaths east of Dursley. A gentle walk with some undulations and a few stiles. All well behaved dogs will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a prize donated by Dursley Pet Shop.
There will be a small bag of treats for all dogs. Finish at 15:30 with complimentary tea and biscuits. 

Dogs allowed?:

Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome. Maximum 2 dogs per walker.

Leader/organisation:
Dursley Lions Club www.dursleylions.co.uk www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk Telephone 07743 307686


Booking not required for this walk - just turn up. Thanks also to Dursley Pet Shop for their help and support with this walk.

Festival Walk 13 - 14.00

Cam's Historic Graveyards. 

Duration/distance: 
2 hours      2 miles 
Start point/grid ref: 
Outside Berry Blue, Cam, GL11 5PS     SO 749003 
Brief description: 

This heritage tour will visit the graveyards of four Cam churches. The focus will be on the graves of notable individuals plus other points of historic interest. There is some uneven ground in the graveyards. The walk will take place on pavements and footpaths. Stopping time included. There will be stops at each graveyard to indicate selected gravestones and points of interest. There will be little opportunity to sit down except for the interior visit to Cam Methodist Chapel. Bring Drink. Free public car park in front of Cam Parish Council offices. Additional parking is available in Tesco car park (if staying more than 3 hours you must register your car at the Tesco customer service desk or you will receive a fine from the Tesco central system). Whilst this is a relatively short walk we will need to walk at a brisk pace between the sites in order to see everything in the time allocated. Buggies welcome. 

Dogs allowed?: 
Registered assistance dogs only.
Leader/organisation: 
Jenny, 07743 307686                                                             www.dursleywelcomeswalkers.org.uk
No need to book for the walk - just turn up.
Optional tea and cake £4.00 at Berry Blue at 16.00. Please book in advance 

Booking is not required for this walk, however if you wish to join us for Tea and Cake at Berry Blue please telephone us 07743 307686 and leave a message or email dursleywaw@gmail.com.

Festival Walk Number 14 - 16.00

Apple scrumping in Breadstone.

Duration/Distance:
Hours  1  Miles 0.25
Start point/grid ref:
Ponderosa, Twyditch Lane, Breadstone, GL13 9HF SO 713008
Brief description:
A chance to collect apples at your own pace in a secure orchard. You will need boxes to collect the apples in.
Suitable for buggies if dry.
Dogs allowed?:
Registered assistance dogs only
Leader/organisation:
Symon, Chantry Centre Secret Garden. Email:Steepground@outlook.com
Booking required for this walk:

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Festival Walk 15 - 17.30

Sunset Photography Walk around Uley Bury 

Duration/Distance:
Hours 1.5  Miles 2
Start point/grid ref:
Lay-by at top of Crawley Hill on B4066.           ST 787993
Brief description:
A gentle walk with lots of stops for nature photography. If the weather is clear we will watch the sun set around 6.30pm over Dursley and Stinchcombe Hill. If the weather is poor there are woods nearby with interesting details.
Bring any camera and a torch. Warm clothes required as we will be stopping lots and not moving fast.
Dogs allowed?:
Registered assistance dogs only.
Leader/organisation:
Tim Taphouse Photography.
www.timtaphouse.com

Booking required for this walk. Please email hello@timtaphouse.com to make a booking.


Details of all walks are currently being checked and it is suggested that you check the website again nearer the date of the walking festival to confirm all walk details











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