Westbury on Severn, Caxhill and an Ox-Bow
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We start this walk from the village of Westbury on Severn with its distinctive church steeple that is actually a separate building to the rest of the church, and head across to the village of Caxhill, from here we head to the Severn and follow a very large oxbow in the river back to Westbury walking along the side of the Water Gardens.
This is a relatively short and easy walk so we should be back with plenty of time to look around the church or water gardens (There is a fee to enter them) or just head to the pub for a refreshing pint,
Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control especially where we pass through farmland.
Photo Credits: All photos taken by James Couldry and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
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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
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.