The walk started in the pretty village of Arlingham, and after a mile, joined the Severn Way path which runs along the banks of the river. The weather was hot, clear and sunny, tempered by a refreshing breeze from the river, and we were treated to expansive views across the river, which was at low tide, towards the Cotswold Hills in one direction and the Forest of Dean in the other. After a further mile, on reaching Hock Cliff, the walk turned inland towards the hamlet of Overton, crossing fields and joining a quiet country lane.
We then rejoined the Severn Way on the other side of the loop in the river, and continued around the loop before having a lunch stop just before the Old Passage Inn. This attractive pub is famous for its fish dishes, and affords impressive views across the river to Newnham on Severn and the Forest of Dean beyond.
The walk returned along a country lane from the pub back to the starting point in Arlingham, which boasts another pleasant pub, the Red Lion, where welcome refreshments could be enjoyed.
Our first glimpse of the River Severn
We reach the River Severn again
Continuing alsongside the river
Alongside the River Serven near Pimlico Sand
A brief pause near the Old Passage Inn