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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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.
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
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.
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Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 2
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4.5/5
Walk interest : 4.5/5
Global average : 4 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : 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.
Global average : 4.67 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : 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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