Leg three of our 206 mile collaborative walk from the estuary of the River Severn up to it’s source has been completed!

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Leg 3  – Bridge House, Purton to Old Passage Inn, Arlingham

Big thanks to Alex, Unlocking the Severn Senior Project Manager, for completing the third leg of our Severn Way walk!

Alex had a few words from her walk –

‘This walk along the Severn Way is mainly along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.  The walk is relatively straightforward along generally straight lengths of ship canal, occasionally punctuated by swing bridges.   Our walk was busier than expected, but it is a Bank Holiday weekend, and most bridges were operating to allow boats to pass.  There were fisherman on the canal edge, lots of people in rowing boats, kayaks etc, as well as the bigger barges and narrowboats, plus hundreds of people walking.  We spotted the Slimbridge observation tower early in our walk, and shortly after that had sight of the Severn from a distance, with the familiar shape of May Hill on the hazy horizon.  The weather and walking conditions changed (less conducive) as we left the G&S at Fretherne bridge and headed west to join the river.  The walk was much quieter along this section to Arlingham, but the views were more dramatic.

You can see Alex’s photos below!



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