10:00 1 Boot: The Purton Hulks and Sharpness (Brunel Plus)

Event Date: Sun 26 August 2018
Event Time: 10:00

8 miles

New Members Walk, all welcome. A flat walk on the Severn Plain featuring trade routes past and present and quiet, scenic farmland. We start by exploring the boats’ graveyard known as the Purton Hulks, continuing along the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to the ruined tower of the Severn Railway Bridge and to Sharpness Marina and Docks, stopping for lunch at the riverside picnic site. We continue south along the River Severn briefly before turning inland, returning along lanes, through farmland and over low hills with views across the Severn, finishing at the church for tea.

Bring a packed lunch. After the walk we’ll have tea at the church.

Walk Leader: Philip T (07748 701251)

Meet: 10:00 at Aldi/Pizza Hut (Bradley Stoke)

Alternatively meet at 10:30 at Car park opposite Purton Church, GL13 9HS, SO 692 042

Event Date:

get ready to walk


About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,