Lydney Historic Harbour, Purton and Primrose Hill
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This walk starts from Lyndey Station (The National Rail one and not the Dean Forest Railway) and from here we follow the Lydney Canal down to the docks. We'll then follow the cliff path along the Severn until we reach Purton where remains of the Rail bridge across the Severn can be seen. Here we turn in land and start the gentle climb to Primrose Hill and then the view point over Lydney and the Severn, before we head back via the Recreation Trust Ground and the boating lake to take us back to the cars.
Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking. If the weather has been good then you may get away with good quality trainers but walking boots/shoes are recommended.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
A packed lunch and plenty to drink will be essential on this walk and there are no shops on route until near the very end of the walk.