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Slow Ways linking Newent and Gloucester, Ledbury, Mitcheldean, Ross-on-Wye, Staunton
Great Britain / Gloucestershire / Newent
Newent’s five Slow Ways are 35% checked
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Review me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent 181m||Descent 219m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Double check||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 234m||Descent 351m|
||Review me||Distance 12km/8mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Pioneer me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 162m||Descent 145m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 10km/6mi||Ascent 88m||Descent 80m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 17km/11mi||Ascent 253m||Descent 266m|
39% of Newent’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
1 people have contributed to Newent’s Slow Ways
3 people have pledged to walk and review a route
0 people have surveyed a route in Newent
57km out of 101km have been walked and reviewed
57km of reviews have been shared in Newent
DBSevern pledged to walk Rosnew oneWalk this route
Chantal Lyons pledged to walk Mitnew twoWalk this route
Chantal Lyons pledged to walk Mitnew oneWalk this route
nichowes added Mitnew two, a new walk from Mitcheldean to NewentWalk this route
Nic Howes walked much of this route (as Mitnew two) on Sunday 25.9.22 and then went back to explore the Breakheart Hill area of Mitnew one on Thursday 29.9.22, which turned out to be quite an adventure. I strongly favour alternative Mitnew two over Mitnew one because the latter misses the opportunity to visit the tremendous viewpoint of May Hill, has more road walking and includes the steep ascent and descent of the aptly named Breakheart Hill, near Mitcheldean, where there are also serious access concerns which lead me to not recommend route Mitnew one. Photo six shows the trashed stile at the summit of Breakheart Hill; this is another of the characteristics that I assign to walker-unfriendly land management. In the background is the more welcoming land of May Hill, lying on Mitnew two - and with wider views than Breakheart Hill. The deviation leads to Mitnew one's original planned ascent of Breakheart Hill, up the footpath on which Photo three was taken....
At the southern corner of Newent Community School playing fields there is a tricky bit of route finding where the passable PROW deviates from that marked on the OS map; it descend towards the Brook but turns right just before the bridge across it, and follows the path SW with the stream close on the left. The route joins a lane at The Green and follows this south to Woodgate, after which it turns left on the Three Choirs Way for less than 100 metres, past the barns where I saw these magnificent traditional barrels (Photo four) and then branches right along a footpath leading to a fine piece of mixed coppice (Photo five). The access lane meets Barrel Lane, along which the route turns left, descending to pass under the former Ross to Gloucester railway line (Photo eleven). A pavement beside the A40 links Barrel Lane with The Farmers Boy, and halfway along it the route follows the Wysis Way, heading off steeply uphill in a SW direction, towards Bilbut Farm; on this section the route passes some lovely old oak trees (Photo thirteen)....
nichowes added Lednew two, a new walk from Ledbury to NewentWalk this route
Photo 1 shows a clear fingerpost aiming at a side gate to Wisteria Villa marked "Beware of the Dog"; the Geopark Way PROW definitely goes through the otherwise unmarked side gate and then leaves the curtilage of Wisteria Villa via a properly waymarked exit....
Visiting the latter adds on distance and a long section of road walking, including alongside the fast, dangerous B4215, locals' preferred direct vehicle route from Hereford to Gloucester. Beyond Elm Bridge there is a choice of Poets’ Paths to follow into Dymock; Lednew one follows Poets’ Path No 1 along the edge of the floodplain of the River Leadon to turn left along the B4216. It’s worth turning off the road to the right to arrive in Dymock via the churchyard; the church contains interpretation that explains the association with the Dymock Poets, including Edward Thomas, who wrote “Adlestrop” after stopping at that station on his rail journey from London to Dymock, via Gloucester, in June 1914. The Daffodil Way leads south from Dymock to the old bridge that carries the drive to Boyce Court over the line of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire canal: https://www.h-g-canal.org.uk Turning off the Daffodil Way at this point Lednew one begins to follow the towpath near a point where a concrete dam holds back water in a section the canal (Photo 13). This would involve walking more than half a mile alongside a busy road before turning right along the lane towards Oxenhall. This road walking can be avoided with a short cut that is described in my review of Lednew two. The route now follows the Geopark Way down the lane to another canal bridge, where the towpath is accessed through a gate on the right, before walking under the bridge (Photo 14, looking back) The towpath is well maintained by local volunteers and leads to a road crossing and then along a canalside drive to the delightfully restored Oxenhall Lock (Photo 15) From Oxenhall Lock Lednew one leads along the canal route towards the restored brick and stone parapet of an aqueduct before meeting Horsefair Lane, along which the route turns left into Newent....
Slow Ways added Lednew one, a new walk from Ledbury to NewentWalk this route
Slow Ways added Mitnew one, a new walk from Mitcheldean to NewentWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newglo one, a new walk from Newent to GloucesterWalk this route
Slow Ways added Newsta one, a new walk from Newent to StauntonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Rosnew one, a new walk from Ross-on-Wye to NewentWalk this route
Newent’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.93020° / -2.40483°
Easting / Northing
372,261E / 225,820N
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