Tewkesbury - Twyning - Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury is a historic town dominated by timber-framed buildings with overhanging eaves, located at the meeting point of the Rivers Severn and Avon. Much of the walk is alongside water, as it follows the River Avon and then the River Severn after the two rivers meet, out of the town. The riverside path passes the Mythe water treatment works, which was flooded in 2007 causing much of Gloucestershire to lose its water supply. The path then passes through one of several arches at the edge of the Mythe Bridge, a cast-iron bridge designed by Thomas Telford and built in 1826.

The walk continues to follow the River Severn after the bridge, passing a fairly large lake close to the river's edge and then it cuts across to Twyning, where it joins the Avon again, at a strategically important river crossing in past times. An Iron Age hill-fort was located here, which later on became a Roman camp. Twyning now boasts a large village green and two pubs, one overlooking the green and the other at the riverside. From Twyning, the walk again picks up its waterside theme and follows the Avon back to Tewkesbury.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Avon Valley

Features

Birds, Church, Food Shop, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River
16/06/2014 - Chris Summers

At point 21 in the guide some confusion set in.Walked off the Avon way over stile in hedge as instructed and turned left.From this point seemed to miss all the other points.Ended up walking thru fields with sheep and eventually coming to a concrete drive that led to the road,at this point turn left and back to start point. Alternatively may be better to stay on the Avon way and continue on to leave the path at the bridge where you started. A note about point 1. you walk around a field in a clockwise direction to come almost back on yourself,it maybe easier to go into the field and go diagonally right then into next field parallel with the waterworks. Point to be wary about - did this in June, lots overgrown and got bit by horsefly between river and waterworks!

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