About Dursley Welcomes Walkers

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

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

In the centre of the town there stands the 18th century market house and Town Hall. Dursley was originally renowned for its woollen cloth, and later enjoyed worldwide fame with the renowned Lister-Petter engines. Around the town there are a number of cafés, restaurants, public houses and take-aways offering a varied range of refreshments. 

As well as being ideally situated for walking, Dursley has a number of other attraction nearby, including:
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge
  • Berkeley Castle
  • Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Kingshill House Arts Centre
  • Dursley Pool and Sports Centre
  • Dursley Sculpture & Play Trail
  • Prema Arts Centre
  • Dursley Heritage Centre
  • Breakheart Community Project
Dursley Welcomes Walkers organisation was formed in early 2013. This community led organisation has achieved Walkers are Welcome accreditation for the town. 

We would like to help you to enjoy your stay in Dursley and go out on some wonderful walks.  Please use the Contact us page to talk about what walks will be good for you.  If we are available we may be able to lead a walk for you, this would be for groups of 2 to 20.  We are experienced walkers and know the area well.  There would be no charge for this service, but a small donation would help cover our running cost.