Oldbury-on-Severn & Littleton-upon-Severn circular walk

An easy Gloucestershire walk that takes you along the Severn Estuary. The walk uses paths and lanes including sections of the Severn Way and Jubliee Way.

Technical sheet
No. 293118
A Oldbury-upon-Severn walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 15/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 5.09mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 118ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 118ft
Highest point Highest point : 95ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 13ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Oldbury-upon-Severn
Starting point Starting point : N 51.628581° / W 2.566701°
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Description

(D)Limited on street parking is available in Oldbury-on-Severn (grid ref. ST608923). Please be careful not to block residents' access and park in a courteous manner. After parking locate the road bridge at the eastern end of Oldbury Pill and follow the Severn Way as it heads west to the Severn Estuary.

(1)The path is easy to follow and turns southwest with the river to your right. Continue along the Severn Way for just over one and a half miles to the junction of the Severn Way with the Jubilee Way (grid ref. ST582907) at Littleton Warth.

(2)Here turn left walking inland initially following a path but soon joining a track marked as Rushden Lane on maps. Rushden Lane leads you to the road through Littleton-upon-Severn. On reaching the road through the village (grid ref. ST594899), turn left and in 400 metres reach a T-junction (grid ref. ST597902).

(3)Take the footpath almost opposite and in a short distance bear half right across the field to the corner of a small wood (grid ref. ST601905). Continue across fields to reach a road at Cowhill (grid ref. ST606914). Bear left along the road and continue, passing St Arilda's church on your left, back to the start.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 23ft - Start: Oldbury-on-Severn
1 : mi 0.66 - alt. 23ft - Turn southwest along Severn Estuary
2 : mi 2.3 - alt. 20ft - Turn left along Jubilee Way
3 : mi 3.48 - alt. 36ft - Take footpath opposite
D/A : mi 5.09 - alt. 23ft - Finish: Oldbury-on-Severn

Useful Information

This walk includes sections of the Jubilee Way and the Severn Way long distance footpaths. The route starts from the village of Oldbury-on-Severn and continues to the shoreline of the River Severn estuary where it turns downstream. The walk then visits Littleton-upon-Severn before returning to the start using field paths and country lanes to pass St Arilda's church which stands on a solitary hill.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.21/5
Number of opinions : 8
Description quality : 4.25/5
Routemap quality : 4.25/5
Walk interest : 4.13/5


Walker
on Mon 06 Sep 2021 09:45:23 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 06/09/21
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Enjoyed the walk very much. As we live in Chepstow, just over Severn Bridge in Wales. We drove to Aust and walked from there and picked up walk where it joins the Jubilee way. Surprised that a couple of people had a problem finding the correct side of the river to walk down, we found the instructions were pretty clear on this. Agree that in winter this route could be very muddy in places.


Walker
on Mon 16 Aug 2021 10:25:57 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 12/08/21
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good

Nice easy walk, fairly flat, good mix of countryside and stroll by the river. Lovely pub at Littleton just over half way round


Walker
on Mon 14 Jun 2021 13:13:18 CEST

Global average : 3.33 / 5

Date of walk : 31/05/21
Description quality : Average
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Average

We found this walk a bit dull, as the Severn really isn't very interesting at this point. There was also no shade for the first half of the walk, on a hot day. We also encountered some cows blocking a gate and had to climb over a barbed wire fence. The pub near the end was lovely.


Walker
on Mon 03 May 2021 09:39:37 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 02/05/21
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good

Great circular route with views of the Severn from lots of viewpoints. Advice about starting with your back to the Anchor Inn and going left was very helpful, otherwise would have gone the wrong way.


Walker
on Tue 05 Jan 2021 20:57:18 CET

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 15/12/20
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Good

Easy to follow instructions along the Severn Estuary and then back inland. We did this in winter and it was extremely muddy in places - make sure you wear appropriate footwear!


Walker
on Mon 16 Nov 2020 22:37:13 CET

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 04/11/20
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Average
Walk interest : Very good

Lovely peaceful walk. Eagrets buzzards Skylarks heron and many more small birds. Crystal clear views of the 2 severn bridges and the over the estuary to Wales. Only disappointment was the coffee shop was only open until lunchtime- it would have been great to have a post walk cuppa and cake


Walker
on Mon 09 Sep 2019 13:28:15 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 07/09/19
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good

Good views over the Severn Estuary during first part of the walk. Back around fields and a road for return. Timing was about right.
Others had difficulty getting on the right side of the Severn Way - but following the map we found it straightforward.


Walker
on Mon 24 Jun 2019 11:30:44 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 23/06/19
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

The start in Oldbury-on-Severn was a little confusing. Someone directed us to the Severn Way and we walked for 15 minutes before realising we were on the wrong side of a river so had to retrace our steps back to the village, adding half an hour to the walk. It's important NOT to take the path opposite the Anchor Inn towards the yacht club. Instead, with your back to the Anchor Inn, turn left, on the opposite side of the road find the footpath by a sign for the Gingerbread House. That's your route!

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