Tag Archives: Oldbury-on-Severn

No More Tolls

I like to think that a great proportion of the British public are already aware that the infamous toll charges for crossing the River Severn in to Wales have now been scrapped. Where a car would’ve recently had to pay £5.60 for the privilege of a day’s walk in the Brecon Beacons, we can all now make that journey without that added expense.

On the day before this significant event, I drove up to South Gloucestershire for a familiar walk along the Severn Way and above the active toll booths for one final time.

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Severn Way: Aust to Oldbury-on-Severn

Saturday 20th January 2017

This was an opportunity for me to fill in one of the local gaps along the Severn Way long-distance footpath. In December, I’d walked north from Oldbury-on-Severn and in previous years, I’ve walked as far north as Aust.

It was the most encouraging of forecasts for the day but it must’ve been more promising than the predictions for Sunday!

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Vale of Berkeley

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Having followed the Severn Way north as far as Berkeley Nuclear Power Station, I turned inland towards the village of Ham, in the beginning of the return journey to my car in Oldbury-on-Severn.

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Severn Way: Oldbury to Berkeley

Saturday 2nd December 2017

In my previous post, I signalled an intention for 2018; to walk more of the Severn Way long-distance footpath.

This is a walk from early December, when I first put that plan in to practice. In this post, I’ll share the route along the Way. In a future post, I’ll show you my return route to complete the circuit to my car.

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