About OUR Area

Dursley is situated in a wooded valley under the Cotswold escarpment.  The surrounding countryside provides plenty of attractive walks including the footpaths over Stinchcombe Hill, Cam Peak and Cam Long Down.  From here you will have wonderful views over the River Severn towards Wales, the Forest of Dean, the Malvern Hills or south towards the Seven Estuary and the Bristol area.

Dursley is also situated on the Cotswold Way National Trail, the long distance trail from Chipping Camden to Bath.  This makes an ideal centre for walking the trail.  

In the centre of town stands the 18th century market house and Town Hall.  Around this area are a number of cafés, restaurants, public houses and take-aways offering a varied range of refreshments. 

Dursley was originally famous for its woollen cloth, and latterly became known worldwide for the renowned Lister engines.  Why not check out the Heritage Centre and explore the historical sites?

Local Organisations

A number of local organisations offer walking activities: 

  • The Dursley Rambling Club offer a programme of group walks and events
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  • Vale Vision organises a Walking for Health scheme. Trained leaders offer free weekly short walks to help you get and stay active at a pace that works for you
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  • Cotswold Wardens hold public walks in our area.  Booking required to comply with current covid guidelines. 

AtTractions

As well as being ideally situated for walking, Dursley has a number of other attractions nearby, including:
For more, including accommodation, see the Town Council’s Visit Dursley site

Beautiful Walking Country