Walking Around Dursley
During your visit to Dursley we would like you to experience its heritage and the surrounding splendid Cotswold countryside. Dursley is a member of the national organization Walkers are Welcome which foster and promote walking activities.
The town of Dursley is situated in a wooded valley under the Cotswold escarpment. The countryside around Dursley provides plenty of attractive walks including the footpaths over Stinchcombe Hill, Cam Peak and Cam Long Down where you will have 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 situated on the Cotswold Way National Trail, the long distance trail from Chipping Camden to Bath, and is an ideal centre for walking the trail.
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.
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:
Dursley's Lantern Way Walk (PDF, 2.9 Mb)
Dursley Health Walks (PDF, 2.1 Mb)
3 Mile Circular Walk Visiting Breakheart Quarry (PDF, 291 Kb)
3 Mile Circular Walk Visiting St George's Church & Cam Peak (PDF, 317 Kb)
Walks for Children & Families
Go Outside has created the Dursley Primary School Trail for children and families to enjoy. The guided walk has optional fun puzzles along the way linked to human history and geography.
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 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: dursleyvic@Gloucestershire.gov.uk