About this walk
This gentle walk, recommended by the Severnside Ramblers, takes you through the delightful village of Oldbury, built around an ancient fort, and up to the edge of the decommissioned nuclear power station. The route then goes up on to the Severn with its wide views, where you follow the Severn Way south, eventually skirting the Thornbury Sailing Club and coming back to the village. Click here to download the walk leaflet.
5km – 2 leisurely hours, starting from Oldbury on Severn.
The walk follows public footpaths with short sections of country lanes. Although the lanes are generally quiet, do take care as they are narrow in places and some people drive quite fast. You may encounter cyclists and horse riders as well as cars. Please note: in winter and wet weather, wellies are a must for this walk!
Food and drink
Oldbury has a Community Shop with a small café and excellent cakes. The Anchor Pub in Oldbury serves, amongst 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.
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.