Norton - Severn Way - Sandhurst Hill - Norton

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A Severn Valley walk with a difference - there is some climbing involved! The River Severn weaves its way across fairly flat countryside between Tewkesbury and Gloucester until it comes to Sandhurst Hill. The river has eroded the soft sandstone to form an unstable cliff and the Severn Way, which is mostly flat along the lower part of the river, is forced to climb up the cliff.

Starting from Norton, the walk starts by climbing a smaller hill to Prior's Norton, on top of which sits a church overlooking the whole area. The walk then heads across fields to the River Severn, meeting it at The Red Lion, a great place to stop, where food and cream teas are served and of course it has a riverside garden. From here, the Severn Way is followed as it climbs up the cliff and then descends again through woodland and continues on a much more flat route across fields. After leaving the Severn Way the walk climbs again, this time to the top of Sandhurst Hill. OK, it's only 86 metres above sea level, but it is the highest hill for miles around, giving fantastic views in all directions.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Severn Valley

Features

Birds, Church, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, River, Woodland
02/04/2013 - Emma Jones

This is a good walk with some surprisingly long views from the top. Please note that the footpath was not marked at waypoints 4 and 5, and due to this, we chose to walk through Priors Norton joinig up with the walk just before waypoint 8, rather than to cut through the fields. However, its a very quiet lane and didn't deter from the rest of the walk

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