Dursley Walking Festival 2018



Thursday 4th October 2018


Festival Walk Number 3 10.00

Frocester bird watching walk.

Duration/Distance:
Hours  6        Miles 9.5
Start point/grid ref:
Market place Dursley.
GL11 4BS         GR SO756981
Brief description:
This walk is 90% footpaths with a number of stiles and has two or three short stretches of road walking. There is a steady assent up Frocester Hill but nothing daunting. Bring drink and binoculars. We will occasionally stop to watch birds whilst standing for a short time. We will stop for an optional pub lunch.
Dogs allowed?:
Registered assistance dogs only.
Leader/organisation:
Ronald Swanwick. swanwick@stablestudio.co.uk

Booking required for this bird watching walk: To make a booking for this walk please click here. (Link to be inserted when booking goes live)


Festival Walk Number 4 - 13.00

Cam and the Winterbothams.

Duration/Distance: 
3 hours including tour of mill and tea and cake at  Berry Blue
Start point/grid ref: 
Outside Berry Blue, Cam, GL11 5PS     SO 749003 
Brief description: 
This walk explores the local history of Cam with specific reference to the Winterbotham family and their influence on the economy, community and built environment. It includes a tour of Cam Mills. The walk will be on pavements and some footpaths. There will be several stops along the route to point out and explain points of local interest.  Bring drink. Optional tea and cake at 16:00 in Berry Blue - cost £4.00, please book your teas when contacting us about the walk. There will be little opportunity to sit down. Not suitable for children in buggies. Taking of photographs is not permitted in Cam Mills. 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).
Dogs allowed?:  
Registered assistance dogs only. Please advise when booking if you are bringing a registered assistance dog. 
Leader/organisation: Jenny, Dursley Welcomes Walkers                              

Booking required for the Cam and the Winterbothams walk: To make a booking for this walk please click here. (Link to be inserted when booking goes live)


Festival Walk Number 5 -14.00

Walking For Health.
Duration/distance:
Hours  1        Miles  1.5
Start point/grid ref:
Benches outside Barclays Bank, Parsonage Street, Dursley GL11 4BP
ST 755982
Brief description:
The health walk will follow some of Dursley’s oldest established footpaths and pavements as we pass through St James’s Church Grounds and down Water St. and then alongside the River Ewelme through to the Uley Road. We will then pass through one of Dursley’s new estates and pass the duck pond and then make our way through Highfields Estate and back to the centre of Dursley.
Bring a drink. There are steps along the route but a detour can be made.
Dogs allowed?:
Registered assistance dogs only.
Leader/organisation:
Shirley and Jim,  www.valevision.org.uk     07749364526
Booking not required for this walk - just turn up.


Festival Walk Number 6 - 14.00

Circular Walk to Cam Long Down
Duration/Distance:
Hours  2.5     Miles 4.5
Start point/grid ref:
Market Place, Dursley. GL11 4BS           ST 756981
Brief Description
A hilly walk on field paths and quiet roads, with some stiles. Upper Cam to Cam Long Down, returning along the Cotswold Way. Bring drink.
Dogs allowed?:
Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome.
Leader/organisation:
Greta. Cam and Dursley U3A
Booking not required for this walk - just turn up.


Festival Walk Number 7 - 17.30

Dusk til Dark
Duration/Distance:
Hours  2        Miles 3
Start point/grid ref:
The Green in Uley. GL11 5SN          ST 791986
Brief Description:

Dusk can be an exciting time in the countryside. As the day draws to an end noises echo around the woodlands. This tour focuses on badgers, owls and bats as they emerge to hunt and forage. From our meeting point in Uley, we meander across open fields towards a point where we will hunker down near a large main badger sett, hoping to glimpse badgers as they start to forage for food. As the light fades, we enter ancient beech woodland, a spot where the air is regularly filled with the hoots and screeches of tawny owls. We will pause here to wait and see if we get to see these majestic birds swooping overhead. Will we be lucky enough to actually watch owls hunting for supper? As darkness arrives, we head along a woodland track before creeping out once again into open fields. Using a bat detector we can try to identify the bats that we can see and hear playfully swooping overhead, before crossing open fields again to our starting point. Throughout this exciting evening walk we will share information about the birds and animals we are hoping to see, along with anything else we discover along the way. As with all wildlife tours sightings are not guaranteed. There are a few stiles. Terrain undulates, with some ups and downs, but I class this as an easy walk. Bring warm clothing, waterproofs, a torch, camera and  drink. Route may change to avoid any overexcited herds of cattle.

Dogs allowed?:
Registered assistance dogs only.
Leader/organisation:
Kate Thompson. 07766 703334 Cotswold Guided Walks. info@cotswoldguidedwalks.com
www.cotswoldguidedwalks.com

Booking required:

To book your place please email info@cotswoldguidedwalks.com

Details of all walks to be confirmed








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