Serving the people of Dursley

Walking Around Dursley

Hikers and strollers can take advantage of Dursley's Walkers are Welcomes status, a national accreditation for towns offering something special for walkers.

There is easy access to the countryside and a network of attractive footpaths accessing Stinchcombe Hill, Cam Peak, Cam Long Down and Smallpox Hill. There are wonderful views over the River Severn towards Wales and the Forest of Dean, the Malvern Hills or south towards the Seven Estuary and the Bristol area.

Dursley is one of 10 'Cotswold Gateway' towns situated on the Cotswold Way National Trail and it is an ideal centre for this long distance trail which stretches from Chipping Camden to Bath.

Dursley Welcomes Walkers

Every year the town hosts the 'Dursley Walking Festival', which offers a full programme of free guided walks for a range of abilities. The Walking Festival is organised by the Dursley Welcomes Walkers Group and their website provides information on all the events as well as a library of local walks to enjoy all year round. See their website and facebook links below.

Local Walking Clubs & Walks

There are also a number of local walking clubs that also arrange regular guided walks which you can attend as a visitor. These can be referenced from our "Community – Useful links" pages or through the Search function.

In addition here are links to some of our local walking information & routes:

Walks for Children & Families

See the 'places of interest & things to do' page for seasonal trails.

The Discover Stroud Trails App

Dursley is on the 'Discover Stroud Trails' App. Download on your phone for free from App stores.

Explore your local area and discover hidden gems in Dursley and market towns across the Stroud District.

Public toilets

Public toilets are located next to the May Lane car park, opposite 'The Old Spot' pub. Sainsburys also has a customer toilet.

Dursley's Visitor Information Centre is located in the Library on May Lane. For email enquires contact:

Last updated: Tue, 29 Aug 2023 14:34