Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk

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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2.5h
Distance
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6.8 km
Elevation
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180 m
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Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk

The Dursley and Downham Hill Circular is a lovely walk through the Cotswolds countryside. Begin in the historic market town of Dursley, and then journey along quiet country roads and a bridal path to walk a circuit around Downham Hill. If you have extra energy, you can climb Downham Hill. The beautiful views are worth the effort!

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Route Description for Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk

The Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk is a beautiful family-friendly adventure that starts from the historic market town of Dursley. You’ll walk along country roads to reach the bridlepath that circles Downham Hill. Beware of horses as you walk the bridlepath and, depending on the weather, this section can be very muddy.

Enjoy this walk through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside of Gloucestershire. For an even better view of the region, take a detour to climb Downham Hill!

Consider a Walking Holiday in the Cotswolds

One of the best ways to experience this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is by booking a pre-planned adventure tour in the Cotswolds. Find the famous self-guided Cotswolds Way and other amazing guided and self-guided tours on 10Adventures Tours.

Insider Hints for Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk

  • Consider staying in Hogsdown Farm, which is a great location for exploring The Cotswolds and the surrounding area.

Getting to the Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk Trailhead

To get to the Dursley and Downham Hill Circular Walk, you’ll take the A4135 through Dursley. Turn onto Kingshill Lane and follow it to the right as it becomes Church Road. The path begins just past St George’s Church before you reach Springhill and Hopton Road.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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