About this walk
This on-road route takes you on a delightful country walk between the ancient villages of Oldbury and Kington. You’ll pass farm houses that are hundreds of years old, some offering eggs and other products in season; just leave your money in the honesty box. You’ll return to Oldbury past the stunningly sited St Arilda’s church from which there are beautiful views across the estuary. Click here to download the walk leaflet.
6 kms – about 2 leisurely hours, starting in Oldbury-on-Severn.
The walk follows quiet country lanes. Although the lanes are quiet, do take care as they are narrow in places and there are some sharp corners where visibility is limited. You may encounter cyclists and horse riders as well as cars. There are no stiles along this route. It makes a decent alternative to muddy fields in winter. But beware going out on Oldbury’s Fun Day – it’s the Fun Run route!
Food and drink
Oldbury has a Community Shop with a small café and excellent cakes. The Anchor Pub in Oldbury serves, among other things, local dishes Putcher Pie (serves 8! orders in advance only) and Oldbury Tart (gooseberry season only).
You can park in the village; please park sensibly. If you’d like to use The Anchor’s car park, please ask first. There’s a free car park at the playing fields in Westmarsh Lane; just be aware it is open between 8am and 7pm only.
Respect, Protect, Enjoy
Always follow the Countryside Code.
Park sensibly – don’t block gates or drives. Leave gates as you find them. Leave farm animals and machinery alone. If you think an animal’s in distress, alert the farmer. Keep to the public right of way.
Leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home. Keep your dog under effective control and pick up after your pet – dog mess can harm livestock. It is good practice to keep your dog on a lead around livestock; however, if cattle or horses try to chase your dog, it’s safer for both of you to let your dog off the lead to run away.
Plan ahead, dress for the weather, and wear appropriate clothing. You may want to bring snacks and water on your walk. Be aware you may not have a mobile signal in places during your walk.