GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lydney Harbour Walks

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a walk along the Lydney Canal and Lydney Harbour on this delightful waterside stroll in Gloucestershire. There's nice views over the River Severn towards Sharpness on the opposite side and the two Severn Bridges further down. It's an idyllic spot with well marked footpaths and lots of birdlife to look out for on the water.
The walk starts from Lydney Train Station on the Dean Forest Heritage Railway. You can catch the old steam train from Lydney Town and then pick up the footpath along the canal to the harbour. It's a pleasant waterside stroll with lovely views across Saniger Sands on the Severn towards the end of the walk.
To extend your walking in the area you can head to the Lydney Park Estate where there are beautiful gardens, woodland trails and a fascinating Roman temple.
Lydney is also located near to the Forest of Dean where there are miles of nice cycling and walking trails to try. The Devil's Pulpit and the Coleford Milkwall and Parkend railway path are two highlights of the area and located not far from Lydney.


GL15 4EJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lydney Harbour OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lydney Harbour Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At the eastern end of the walk there's Hips Harbourside for some refreshment. Thefamily run coffee shop and eatery servingcarefully sourced coffee and delicious cakes. There are also good quality main meals and a good selection of drinks. The cafe is positioned in a great location with fine views over the estuary. You can find them at postcode GL15 4ER for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area is popular with dog walkers so you will probably meet other owners on a fine day.


Lydney Harbour outer basin

Lydney Harbour outer basin

Lydney MMB 05 Harbour

Lock gates

Lydney Harbour - - 683331

Canal and harbour view

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Lydney Harbour

Lydney Canal - - 2488396

Lydney Canal. The canalwas once an important harbour for shipping timber, coal and iron from the Forest of Dean. It is now a harbour for pleasure craft.

Lydney Docks - - 2150847

The docks

A compass made of six standing stones, Lydney Harbour - - 2752655

A compass made of six standing stones at the harbour. You'll find these interesting stones at the eastern end of the walk.

Picnic site and stone circle - - 3683066

The Picnic site and stone circle. A nice place for a rest on the route.


GPS Files

GPX File

Lydney Harbour.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Lydney Harbour.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)