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Gloucester Cathedral, river, tree topped hill, name on yellow discGloucestershire Way

Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire

151 km / 94 miles
A route through the Forest of Dean, Severn Plain and Cotswolds linking the Wye Valley Walk and Offa's Dyke Path National Trail to the Severn, Cotswold, Oxfordshire and Heart of England Ways. The guidebook also provides details of a link from Tewkesbury to the Worcestershire Way. See also Three Choirs Way.

MAY 2023:
Re-alignment of the 3-mile single-carriageway stretch of the A417 between Air Balloon roundabout (SO 935161) and the Cowley roundabout (SO 949134) is scheduled to begin in the Autumn of 2023. Large parts of the existing road will be 'repurposed' into a multi-user (walkers, cyclists, horse riders) Right of Way. The Gloucestershire Way will cross the re-designated route via a new footbridge.

DECEMBER 2022 The route beside the River Severn is currently in poor condition so a diversion along roads, from SO 82448 19046 (end of footbridge crossing Severn into Gloucester) to SO 82866 20875 (the point where the path emerges onto Sandhurst Lane), may be a better option.


Waymark: Gloucester Cathedral, river, tree topped hill, name on yellow disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Gloucester Cathedral, river, tree topped hill, name on yellow disc
Attributes: Challenging
Start: ST536942 - Chepstow, Monmouthshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SO891325 - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Forest of Dean & Wye Valley - Gloucestershire Way Walking Pages - Gloucestershire Way Gloucestershire Way - Chepstow to Parkend Cheltenham Outlier - Gloucestershire Way Gloucestershire Way [YouTube video] Walking the Gloucestershire Way [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Gloucestershire Way: Forest and Vale and High Blue Hill  (Walking Pages  - 2018 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 150, 162, 163, 172
OS Landranger Active 150, 162, 163, 172
OS Explorer 14, 45, 167, 179, 189, 190
OS Explorer Active 14, 45, 167, 179, 189, 190

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Route Profile:

150.4 km (93.5 miles)
3,028 m (9,934 ft) ascent
301 m (988 ft)  maximum height

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