The historic, riverside town of Tewkesbury is the setting for this self guided walking short break. Tucked away in the Gloucestershire countryside, Tewkesbury is full of long narrow alleys and streets that take you on a journey back into the Medieval times. Together, the old mills and impressive stonework of the Tewkesbury Abbey offer a gateway to discover the local history. There is also a selection of gorgeous riverside walks that visit an Medieval battlefield, a Saxon chapel and a vast selection of traditional English Inns.
Getting to Tewkesbury
By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating to and from Tewkesbury including trains (Ashchurch For Tewkesbury), national express and local buses.
For more information on trains visit www.thetrainline.com
For more information on National Express coaches visit https://beta.nationalexpress.com/en
By Car – Tewkesbury can be reached via the M5 Motorway, exit at junction 9.
By Air – There are a number of airports close to Tewkesbury including Bristol and Birmingham. From here there are options of buses and trains (Ashchurch For Tewkesbury) as well as hire cars and taxis.
B&Bs, Hotels and Inns (3*)
This grade of this tour is easy to moderate.
Daily Distance Range
- Walking–Minimum: 6 miles / 9 km Maximum: 15 miles / 24 km
This tour has a variety of durations from 2 nights to 4 nights.
This tour is available from January until December.
What is included in the tour
- Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
- Fully comprehensive tour pack with colour coded routes on local maps
- Emergency Telephone Assistance
- Smart Phone GPS App with Routes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals Except Breakfast
- Transport to and from Tewkesbury
Choose from a three day - two night, a four day - three night or a five day - four night itinerary.
A: Arrive and settle into your accommodation before exploring the local area
B: Follow the Severn Way across the Medieval battlefield that saw the end of the War of the Roses to the wonderful Saxon chapel at Deerhurst. Cross the river at Haw Bridge and walk through Chaceley and Forthampton on your return. This walk passes no fewer than five delightful riverside inns, so be sure to stop for a drink and take in the views.
C: Head north past the ancient Towbury Hill Fort to Twyning on the banks of the Avon. Here you can have lunch at the one of the many riverside inns before taking the little ferry across to the village of Bredon for a look around the majestic Tithe Barn.
D: Head north by the Severn for a walk that takes you back to the best of traditional English country life. Stroll through parkland around a public school, watch cricket played on the village green and then enjoy fine views across Tewkesbury on the way back.
E: Depart or extra nights
The routing will be as follows using the Route letters above:
The 5 day, 4 night holiday will be routed A B C D E
The 4 day, 3 night holiday will be routed A C D E
The 3 day, 2 night holiday will be routed A D E
The correct clothes are important to ensure comfort during the ride. We suggest avoiding anything with seams and buttons in sensitive areas. Padded cycling shorts are a good idea. Clothing should take moisture from the body to the outside. Sweatshirts, thin pullovers and breathable jackets are ideal companions during the cooler days. Take light, waterproof jackets and trousers in case there is rain. One size helmets are provided but are not compulsory in the UK. On hot days we suggest a cap or hat and sunglasses to protect from the sun.
- John Moore Museum
- Town Museum
- Southern England’s Oldest Baptist Chapel
- Boat Trips on the river
- Tewkesbury Abbey
- Traditional inns and riverside pubs
Please note, not all of these will be visited on the shorter tours, if you particularly want to see something on the list please inform us at the time of booking.