Arlingham - Severn Way - Arlingham

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Arlingham lies at the end of a peninsula formed by a great bend in the River Severn. The centre of the village is built around The Cross, which is dominated by the Red Lion pub, where meals are served. The walk cuts across the peninsula, then follows the River Severn along the top of the river levees, all the way round, before re-entering the village from the other side.

Halfway round the walk you will come to the Old Passage Inn, which specialises in fish and seafood, but you can also stop here for a welcome drink. The pub is at the site of an ancient ford across the river to Newnham. Unfortunately, around 250 years ago, erosion caused the depth of the water to increase so the river could be crossed only on horseback. Then in the late 19th Century a great flood came, causing the river to change course, washing away the ford and separating the east and the west banks forever.

On leaving the river you will return to Arlingham, passing a 14th Century church which contains some of the oldest glass in Gloucestershire.

England - South West England - Gloucestershire - Severn Valley


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Wildlife
4/26/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

All the proximity searches on Walkingworld at the moment are distances in straight lines from the point of reference whether it’s a postcode, grid reference, map or place. Creating a complex program to calculate distances by road to each walk start would inevitably mean a substantial hike in the price of walks and subscriptions so although this idea has been on our wish list for some time all website development has to be carefully considered against cost.

4/25/2011 - Phillip O''Neill

Logged in postcode and this walk is supposed to be a mile and a bit from where we are staying. This would be right if we could fly across the Severn. We are the other bank and it must be at least 10 miles to get to the start.

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