Dursley's Lantern Way

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Statistics and Files
Start: Dursley Market Hall
Distance: 14 miles (22 km)
Grid Ref: ST755981
Climbing: 716 metres
Walk time: 5-7 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Dursley's Lantern Way is a circular trail around the Gloucestershire market town of Dursley. It is named after a local tradition of couples attending evening services during the winter where the gentlemen pulled out the tails of their shirts and walked before to show the way. These were called Dursley lanterns. From Dursley the route goes to Westfield Wood, Steep Path Wood, Norman Hill, Upper Cam, Upthorpe, Coaley, The Leigh, Coaley Hill (Hetty Pegler's Tump), Crawley Hill, Uley Bury Hill Fort, Uley, Stouts Hill, Coopers Wood, Dursley Wood, Waterley Bottom, Breakheart Hill and Woodmancote.

Useful Links:
The Lantern Walk Guide and Map
Dursley Welcomes Walkers
Long Distance Walkers Association

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