Frampton-on-Severn - Eastington - Frampton-on-Severn

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Frampton-on-Severn - Eastington - Saul Junction - Frampton-on-Severn

The walk starts on the green in Frampton-on-Severn, reputedly the longest village green in the country. It is 22 acres in size with three ponds, all of which will be seen on the walk; and two pubs, one at each end. One of these, The Bell, is a great family pub serving food and is close to the start of the walk. The area around The Green has been designated a Conservation Area, the range of architecture spanning several centuries ranging from 'cruck cottages' to impressive Tudor and Georgian houses.

Despite its name, the village itself is not actually on the banks of the Severn. Although they are not far away, the river will not be seen on this walk. However, much of the walk is alongside water, as it passes a large lake on its way to Eastington and then follows the River Frome, the Stroudwater Canal and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal. The junction of the two canals, known as Saul Junction, is the only crossing of two independently owned canals in the country.

The two canals could not be more different; the Stroudwater Canal has been disused for many years but there are plans to restore it. The exception is the very last section close to the junction, where there is a large marina. On the other hand, the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal is very busy and cuts out the huge horseshoe bend on the River Severn for boats heading to Gloucester.

A short section of the riverside path is difficult to find in summer months and there is a small fence with no stile to be negotiated at the time of writing.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Canal Walk

Features

Birds, Cafe, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Woodland
24/03/2019 - chris summers

Walked on 24/3/19. Apart from a few missing gates that are referenced in instructions a very nice walk especially the return leg with the river and woodland

24/10/2011 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Sean Meek for his updates for this walk. October 2011. Adrian (Admin)

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