FULL DAY Guided Walk

Uley Bury and the Ancient Owl Woods

Open Group Guided Walk
Ancient Owlpen Woods
Uley Valley from woods

Named as a Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we visit Uley Bury, a fascinating Iron Age Fort with far reaching views. We then head off the beaten track to meander through ancient woodlands and some of the most stunning landscapes in our area.

Distance:

6.3 miles

Start Time:

10:00am

Finishing at approx. 4:00pm

Season:

Beautiful all year round

Points of Interest:

  • Fantastic countryside and far reaching views
  • Iron Age Fort
  • Named as a Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Ancient woodland
  • Owlpen Church
  • Natural habitat for Yellow Hammers and Kestrels

Lunch:

* Pub lunch or packed lunch options available
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Booking:

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Price:

£28.00

Per Adult

£10.00

Per Child (under 16)

Difficulty:

Moderate to Hard
* PLEASE NOTE: Pub and packed lunches are not included in the price.

The walk in more detail

From the meeting point in Uley we ascend a fairly steep path to Uley Bury, a fascinating Iron Age Fort named as a Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Far reaching views surround the fort, including Uley Valley and the Vale of Berkley - even to the River Severn on clear days.

After exploring the fort, we head off the beaten track to meander through ancient woodlands encompassing some of the most stunning landscapes in our area. Every season holds a surprise, bluebells and wild garlic in springtime, a plethora of life in the summer sunshine, colours to behold in the autumn, and continuous beautiful views through deciduous trees on crisp winter days.

As the woods briefly open up into grassland, we stop to enjoy the views. Maybe one of our national birds, the Robin, will watch with us. Or a hovering kestrel can be seen swooping across the valley.

A second and final climb brings us to Nymphsfield, where we can enjoy fantastic food and local ale at the Rose and Crown, or we’ll roll out some blankets for you to enjoy a packed lunch.

Once refreshed, we stroll across open fields before entering the beech woods of Owlpen. The path skirts the valley, leading us into the hamlet of Owlpen, where we can pause to enjoy the atmospheric Holy Cross church, before heading back to our starting point in Uley.

Valley view
Orange Plate Fungus
Nymphsfield 

Walk difficulty

MODERATE TO HARD

This walk includes one long, steep climb to Uley Bury Iron Age Fort at the beginning of the walk. Halfway round there is a second steep climb to reach Nymphsfield. One final short uphill climb brings us back to Uley at the end of the walk. This is not a race, and is designed to be climbed in sections, with resting periods, however we still state this is a moderate to hard walk.

Contact us to book!

Please provide the dates you are available to participate, and we will advise if there are spaces on an existing walk, or if the date is open to book the walk of your choice. Those booking in advance will be more likely to select the walk of their choice. Group size is always a maximum of 10 adults.

Email:
info@cotswoldguidedwalks.com
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Tel: 07766 703 334

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