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Treble clef, name and 'Blessed is the eye between Severn and Wye' in black on white discThree Choirs Way

Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire

161 km / 100 miles
A route between Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester through countryside of hop-yards, vineyards and orchard with a theme linking the walk to the ancient music festivals still celebrated annually in the three Cathedrals. The rivers Severn, Wye, Teme and Lugg are crossed as are the Marcle and Malvern Ridges and the Suckley Hills. The Way connects with the Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Wysis and Severn Ways and the Wye Valley Walk.

UPDATE AUGUST 2020 - We have been advised of multiple issues on this footpath between Gloucester and Clifford's Mesne and beyond. These include very few waymarks, stiles were completely obscured by brambles and nettles, others were broken and quite dangerous and across many crop fields, no path was visible. These have been reported to Gloucestershire County Council.

They have subsequently advised that the Three Choirs Way is not promoted by Gloucestershire County Council, so they don't proactively install bespoke signage for the route. However they do have the ability to put up waymarkers (subject to landowners' consent) where time and resources allow. Unfortunately these are in scarce supply these days and they just don't have the resources to be able to improve waymarking generally. If opportunities arise, they will look to adding more waymarks. If they are advised of specific details about damaged stiles, etc. they will contact the relevant landowners to ask them to carry out repairs. They will also make a note to contact landowners in advance of crops growing next season and remind them to reinstate paths through crops.

UPDATE MARCH 2022: We have been informed that a fallen tree has obstructed the Three Choirs Way in Herefordshire below and SW of Lower House (SO 6774 5180), necessitating a diversion onto the minor road between Stanford Bishop (SO 683 515) and Rumney Building (SO 672 514).


Waymark: Treble clef, name and 'Blessed is the eye between Severn and Wye' in black on white disc
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Treble clef, name and 'Blessed is the eye between Severn and Wye' in black on white disc
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start and Finish: SO829187 - Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Three Choirs Way: Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford  (Walking Pages  - 2009 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 149, 150, 162
OS Landranger Active 149, 150, 162
OS Explorer 14, 179, 189, 190, 202, 204
OS Explorer Active 14, 179, 189, 190, 202, 204

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Route Profile:

152.8 km (94.9 miles)
2,419 m (7,936 ft) ascent
404 m (1,325 ft)  maximum height

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