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The Severn Peninsula

The next sangha walk on Saturday 14th August, led by Jill Bird, will be an exploration of the Severn Peninsula near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

The first part of the walk (about 3.5 miles) is around Frampton on Severn, we will explore the longest village green in England, with its old buildings and various watery experiences. We circuit round, taking in the Gloucester and Sharpness canal. This brings us back to roughly the start point. If you feel you have walked far enough, you can enjoy an ice cream, a pub, and possibly a teashop on the green.

If you continue, the second half of the walk will be down to the mighty River Severn, where we find out one of the reasons why there is a bore. This will be a ‘there and back’ walk, so you can turn back when you want, although there is a planned ‘turn round’ point. (Potential length of walk 4 miles.)

The walk is very flat, with only one very small slope on the second half. Estimated time, allowing for stops and a relaxed pace, 5 hours (or 2 hours for the first part of the walk).

Meet at St Andrews Park at 10am (entrance by the park toilets) to share lifts, or meet at Frampton on Severn at 10.45am. Stay on B4071 going over the village green crossroads. After about 100 yards, turn right into Lake Lane (a residential street) to park. Our meeting point will be the junction of Lake Lane with Bridge Road (B4071). Wherever possible, please vehicle share, so as to not overwhelm the local residents.

 The walk is open to friends, family and children, and dogs are welcome. Part of the walk will be in silence. Bring a picnic lunch with you.

Please let me know in advance if you’re planning to come on the walk, and if so whether you need or can offer a lift, and whether you will join us in Bristol or Frampton on Severn.

If you have any questions about the actual walk contact Jill Bird – Tel. 0117 9551360