Cam & Dursley Station
To Uley Bury
This walk follows paths with great long distance views on the way to visit some of the best viewpoints in the area.
The walk is a minimum of 8.2 miles and has two significant climbs. There are two suggested options which increase the walk to 9 miles; one to include more sections of the Uley Bury edge (+ 0.5 miles), and the other to avoid a section of road walking on the way to Cam Long Down (+0.3 miles). There are plenty of opportunities to stop for coffee or lunch and take in the view. Allow 5 hours for the shorter walk and a further 30 minutes for the longer.
Details and start point
Distance: 8.2 miles
Grid Reference: SO752021
What 3 Words: forecast.latter.escapades
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Step by Step Directions
1From the station yard turn left along the road. Where the road turns left over the bridge bear right along the minor road which soon crosses the River Cam. Continue past a farm and the entrance to the Severn Trent Works to join the green lane. Continue straight on for nearly a mile, passing through two gates, until the track becomes a road running between houses. Where the road turns right go straight on following the footpath sign and through the kissing gate into the field.
2Go across the field to a stile leading to a path between two bungalows to a road. Turn left and at the wooden bungalow turn right up some steps and go through the kissing gate. Turn left and follow the inside of the hedge continuing over four stiles. After the fourth, turn immediately left over another stile and then half right to go 50 yards across a field to a bridge in the gulley.
3Climb the bank and continue across the next field, parallel to the hedge on the right, to a stile to the right of a stone house. After 20 yards go over another stile and then along a drive to the road. Turn left and follow the road for half a mile. Just before a road junction look for the footpath sign on the right and climb the stile into a large field. Head up the field to the right of the pair of trees and then, as you go over the brow, look to find and then cross the stile beside the field gates. Go along the lane opposite, taking the track to the right of the gate at the cottage to commence the first good climb. Follow the track up the edge of the woods and, where the track divides, keep left on the main track into the woods, not the path by the fence. Keep straight on, ignoring all joining tracks until you reach the top where you'll find a bench and a good view.
4Here you turn left through the gate, then immediately right through another gate onto another track. In 100 yards you reach a gate and have a choice:
• For the shorter walk-bear right onto the Bury edge and follow the track for 500 yards to find a stile on your right. Cross this and then another stile where the narrow path then bears right to descend. Proceed with care until a further stile is reached. Beyond this the path leads down, via two flights of steps, to join a broad path. Turn right onto this and follow it downhill until it reaches a road junction.
• For the longer walk - go straight ahead and enjoy a level walk clockwise around the Bury, turning right twice and then looking for the stile mentioned above which will be on your left.
5At the road junction you also have a choice
• For the shorter walk, which follows the road for about 700 yards, turn right, signposted Coaley. After going round a sharp left bend, find the Cotswold Way sign beside the barn and go straight on over the stile and up the field towards Cam Long Down
• For the longer walk, take the road opposite signed to Dursley. Go past the kennels and turn half right along a bridleway. This, in part, can be very muddy after rain. Follow the path down until, at a junction of paths, turn sharp right to follow a path beside a stream up to a stile. Cross this and follow the right hand edge of the field until you reach the stile near the corner by the road.