On Sunday 9th September 23 members and guests set off the Castle Meads car park at Gloucester Quays for a 5.5 mile circular walk. Leaving the car park they were very soon in open countryside on the Severn Way which was surprisingly rural given the city was nearby. Following the river they continued for some time before turning right and eventually reached Hemstead.
Returning along the canal path they reached Gloucester Quays where they had time for refeshment, before a boat trip along the canal.
Leaving Gloucester Docks on the Severn Way
Continuing on the Severn Way into open countryside
Heading towards Hempstead with herd of cattle close behind
Close encounters with friendly livestock
Heading back to the Quays along the Sharpness Canal