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Dursley's Lantern Way

21 km / 13 miles

Dursley's Lantern Way is a circular trail around the Cotswold district of Dursley visiting Dursley, Uley and Coaley. It uses public rights of way to visit a selection of farmland, woodland and country lanes. The name is taken from the Rev Kilvert's diary of 1873 who wrote of a local tradition of couples attending evening services during the winter where the gentlemen pulled out the tails of their shirts and walked before to show the way. These were called Dursley lanterns.

A route description with outline map is downloadable from the Walkers are Welcome (Dursley) website and is also downloadable below (see Downloads).


Path Type
Other Paths
Other Paths; Very Challenging
Start and Finish
ST780974 - Dursley's Market Hall, Dursley, Gloucestershire
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External PDF
Dursley's Lantern Way (Walkers are Welcome - Dursley - 2015)


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Walkers are Welcome

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path
Along Path
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
7 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
13 Km

Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales)
Other Paths


Route Profile:

21.2 Km (13.2 miles)
721 m (2,365 ft) ascent
228 m (748 ft)  maximum height