River Severn from Arlingham
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Walk Route Description
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This walk from Arlingham in Gloucestershire explores a tidal section of the River Severn horseshoe below Gloucester. The Severn Way is followed for much of the route which provides easy walking. Depending on tides you may pass extensive sandbanks or see the full width of the river when the tide is high.
On street parking is generally available in Arlingham's High Street which is adjacent to the Red Lion Inn (grid ref. SO708109). After parking face south and follow Church Road (signed opposite the Inn). Continue past the church and when the road turns sharp right, go through the metal gate ahead with adjacent footpath sign. The clear path leads down to banks of the River Severn (grid ref. SO706099). Turn right along the Severn Way. After just over two kilometres of easy walking you reach the Old Passage Inn (grid ref. SO695113).
Continue ahead and continue following the Severn Way. Across the river is the village of Newnham. Three kilometres from the Old Passage Inn you pass a track leading to farm buildings on the right (grid ref. SO712124). Continue along the Severn Way for a further 1.5 kilometres passing through two fences/hedges.
At the third fence or hedge (grid ref. SO723115) turn right onto a track. Turn right through a small gate and follow the path across four fields (hedge right) to pass through a metal gate onto a track (grid ref. SO715113). Walk the short distance to a lane where you bear right. Ignore the first lane on the left and continue to the next junction. Turn left onto High Street in Arlingham and continue back to the start.
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