Micro Event: Soudley Ponds, Newnham and the Severn

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Jul 05
2020

6 people attending

0 places left

1 person waitlisted

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£12.50
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8 Miles and with some long and steep hills

Starting at Soudley Ponds in the Forest of Dean this walk explores the area surrounding one of the last bends in the river Severn.  We'll start off walking aside the pond before a stretch through the forest.  We'll then drop down to the side of the river and head into the village of Newnham with views over the river.  After lunch there is a long climb back up to stunning views over the valley before a short walk back through the forest to the cars.

Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control.

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
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  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
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Bend in the Severn
ODL's in a field
Ben from Behind
Peter and a Telescope
Rolling Valleys
Severn at Newnham
Severn from above Newnham
Severn near Newnham
Soudley Pond
Twitsy Severn View
View of the Severn
Bend in the Severn
ODL's in a field
Ben from Behind
Peter and a Telescope
Rolling Valleys
Severn at Newnham
Severn from above Newnham
Severn near Newnham
Soudley Pond
Twitsy Severn View
View of the Severn

Location

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