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Cam Long Down and Smallpox Hill

Sat 2nd Apr, 2022

Walk leader: Steve White
Organisation: Dursley Welcomes Walkers
Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Estimated duration: 3.5 hours
Grade: Moderate
Starting point: Market Place, Dursley

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Details of the walk:
A classic circular route taking in fine views.

We’ll start in the centre of Dursley and follow the Cotswold Way to the top of Cam Long Down. From here you have fine views of the Severn on one side, and across the Uley valley on the other.

From here, we descend and leave the Cotswold way, heading for Downham Hill (also known as Smallpox Hill). A stroll down a quiet country lane takes us to the outskirts of Uley.

We turn down a fine green lane and make our way back to Dursley through farms and valleys.

There are two steep ascents on this walk. However, there is an option for walkers to miss the second up Downham if they wish.
Please note the following information for this walk:
  • Dogs on a short leash are allowed
  • Please bring drinks and refreshments
  • This a family friendly walk. Accompanied children are welcome


You are responsible for your own health and safety on this walk.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for muddy paths and wet weather.  For more information, see the health and safety information below.

For the safety and comfort of the whole group, walk leaders may ask people not to participate if they have concerns.

This walk is free to attend and no booking is required.  

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