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nice place to stroll

a very nice area to stroll around plenty of information around and plenty to see, well worth a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
StockportBanny
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stockport
A wonderful day out for all the family and the dog

Just walk for an hour or all day. There landscape is packed with things to interest all members of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gillian S
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very nice area to stroll around plenty of information around and plenty to see, well worth a visit if in the area

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StockportBanny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just walk for an hour or all day. There landscape is packed with things to interest all members of the family, from local history,current commercial marine traffic and pleasure boats to natural history. The terrain is suitable for all levels of mobility. There are picnic...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have walked many sections of this canal. Hempstead bridge into Gloucester takes about 45 mins, Purton to Sharpness is about a hour and half each way and very interesting. You could also ride a bike think it's about 15 miles from Gloucester to Sharpness.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 January 2019

With the river severn running adjacent to the canal this was the largest 'inland' city that had the unique use for combining the canal with the river for trade. Completely revamped this is a very safe area to walk and explore and has many interesting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Reviewed 12 December 2018

When you join the canal near the Quays outlet centre you can see where there were warehouses used in the past for storage of different products brought up the canal from various areas. You can walk around and see the old boats moored alongside even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dudley T
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Walked all around the dock and had a picnic. Very pleasant and peaceful on a sunny afternoon. watch out for the sea gulls!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We went to a restaurante and after we walk and enjoy the view of this beautiful place, around you can take a coffee, drinks, food, shopping, a lot of activities really nice

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marisela B
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The Gloucester Sharpness Canal is a great place to walk or cycle along the Towpath. Winding through the Gloucestershire country side with the Riiver Severn on one side. Lots of wildlife to see. Quite a few places to have coffee too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mars-Sooze
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Travelled a good length of the canal from Gloucester Dock hiring a boat from Gloucester Narrowboats. No hurry and plenty to see along the way. Under swing bridges and under fixed bridges. There are many of them, Places to stop on the way for food...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hombre74
Reviewed 15 October 2018

You could walk it, but a good way is to take an organised boat trip where you will see so much more and get the history of the places you pass.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul A
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