Latest News: Read more

Dursley's Lantern Way


21 km / 13 miles
Dursley's Lantern Way is a circular trail around the Cotswold district of Dursley visiting Dursley, Uley and Coaley. It uses public rights of way to visit a selection of farmland, woodland and country lanes. The name is taken from the Rev Kilvert's diary of 1873 who wrote of a local tradition of couples attending evening services during the winter where the gentlemen pulled out the tails of their shirts and walked before to show the way. These were called Dursley lanterns.

A route description with outline map is downloadable from the Walkers are Welcome (Dursley) website and is also downloadable below (see Downloads).


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Very Challenging
Start and Finish: ST780974 - Dursley's Market Hall, Dursley, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015
Web Sites: Walkers are Welcome - Dursley - Dursley's Lantern Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Dursley's Lantern Way  (Walkers are Welcome - Dursley  - 2015 ) Download


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
National Trails (England & Wales)
Other Paths

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation

Show Points of Interest
Walkers are Welcome

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 162
OS Landranger Active 162
OS Explorer 14, 167, 168
OS Explorer Active 14, 167, 168

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Walkers are Welcome
< 1 km
7 km
Hostel Accommodation
4 km
13 km

Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales)
Other Paths


Reminder: Material downloaded from this website is for personal use only. Commercial use, reproduction, modification of all content is strictly prohibited without prior approval by the LDWA. Please Contact Us if you have any requests.

Route Profile:

21.2 km (13.2 miles)
721 m (2,365 ft) ascent
228 m (748 ft)  maximum height

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law