Coast - Gloucester's Waterways
Distance:3 miles
Advice:Much of this walk is on tarmac, however part of the route on grass is uneven and can get muddy in bad weather, so an alternative is suggested for wheelchair users and buggies. It's mainly on flat ground with one short steep descent on the main route.
In Brief:You might not think of Gloucester as being coastal but the tidal waters of the River Severn flow here, and the famous docks, once bustling with commercial shipping, are now busy with pleasure boats. We take you on a walk around the city's waterways.
Start:Start from Gloucester Docks (signposted "Historic Docks" from main road approaches to Gloucester City Centre, and also from Gloucester railway and bus stations).
Points of interest:See Gloucester's historic docks, explore the wildlife in a secluded nature reserve right on the city's doorstep, discover the famous disused bridge built by Thomas Telford, and view one of the natural wonders of the UK - The Severn Bore!
More info:This is a circular three mile route along footpaths close to Gloucester City Centre. There are eight stopping points highlighted on the walk.
Contact names:
  • David Bailey
Address:, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EB
Telephone numbers:
  • 01452 311190
Fax numbers:
  • 01452 311899
Refreshments:Refreshments available from various cafes and bars at Gloucester Docks. Also available at the half way point in the walk at The Wharf House at Over Canal Basin.
Parking:Parking available at Gloucester Docks (pay and display)